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Uruguay, the exception to Latin America’s COVID-19 surge

2020-06-02T12:36:12-03:00June 2, 2020|Categories: Economy, Health, Science and Technology, Society|Tags: , |

Latin America has become the new center of spread for the COVID-19 pandemic. Distressing images from Guayaquil and Manaus are met with riots in Santiago, Chile and the empty thoroughfares of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Today, most of the continent lives under strict quarantine. Uruguay is an exception, with the country seeing the shallowest decline in [...]

As the pandemic cancels flights, Uruguay turns its airport into a drive-in

2020-05-29T14:30:43-03:00May 29, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , |

Entertainment-starved Uruguayans can enjoy a socially distanced movie from their own vehicle with snacks just a WhatsApp away With commercial flights cancelled around much of the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, one country has adapted its main airport to a new use: as a drive-in cinema. Instead of planes flying in and out of [...]

Coronavirus: Only one country was willing to help trapped Kiwi cruise passengers

2020-04-14T20:12:48-03:00April 13, 2020|Categories: Country Brand, Health, Science and Technology, Home, Society|Tags: , , |

Once the relieved New Zealand and Australian cruise passengers repatriated from the Greg Mortimer, stranded for days in South America, settle into life back home, they may care to reflect on the heroic rescue by Uruguayan authorities. The successful operation is the subject of immense national pride in Uruguay, the story dominating front pages in the [...]