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The Case for Uruguay: “Value and Capability” Matter Most

2021-02-23T14:13:52-03:00February 23, 2021|Categories: Economy|Tags: , |

The small South American country of Uruguay represents a modest BPO market with a unique set of advantages and challenges. These have been brought into sharp relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, as has the country’s long-held position as a resilient value play. “We don’t look at Uruguay as a cost play – this is a [...]

Thriving tech scene allows Uruguay to shine during pandemic

2020-12-29T13:20:10-03:00December 29, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , , , |

Silicon Valley paying attention to small nation following emergence of unicorn and Covid app Sandwiched between the giant economies of Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay has traditionally been at a disadvantage when it came to attracting foreign investment into its promising tech sector. But with the recent emergence of the country’s first unicorn and another company [...]

Gonzalo Moratorio: Coronavirus hunter

2020-12-15T16:42:25-03:00December 15, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , |

Nature’s 10: ten people who helped shape science in 2020 A virologist aided Uruguay’s successful response to the new coronavirus. BY EMILIANO RODRÍGUEZ MEGA The Nature’s 10 list explores key developments in science this year and some of the people who played important parts in these milestones. Along with their colleagues, these individuals helped to make [...]

Pandemic Year Sees Uruguay Crowned Emerging-Market Bond King

2020-12-03T14:35:11-03:00December 3, 2020|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , |

Uruguay’s dollar bonds have outperformed all their emerging-market peers this year as the small nation, sandwiched between the Covid-19 hotspots of Argentina and Brazil, gives its neighbors a masterclass on how to deal with the pandemic. Uruguay’s bonds have returned 14.8%, more than double that in China and Russia, according to the Bloomberg Barclays Emerging [...]

Uruguay’s unified response to COVID-19 has helped it avoid the same fate as its neighbours

2020-11-09T13:36:39-03:00November 10, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , |

There's a national proverb that sums up the democratic spirit of Uruguay: "Where nobody is better than anybody else". When I was moving back to Australia from South America in 2013, this small liberal country introduced same-sex marriage, tackled complex issues like the legalisation of marijuana and then rounded out the year by celebrating the [...]

One American’s Unexpected Love Letter to Uruguay During the Global Pandemic

2020-10-06T11:46:16-03:00October 6, 2020|Categories: Culture, Home|Tags: , |

Dearest Uruguay, I landed here on February 25th, and my plan was to stay with you for one month. My return flight home to New York City was booked for March 25th. That flight was canceled. Your airport was closed, and as I write this 7 months later, we are still together. During these last [...]

Uruguay Reopens Borders with the European Union

2020-08-24T16:49:17-03:00August 24, 2020|Categories: Home|Tags: , |

Uruguay’s Minister of Tourism, Germán Cardoso, announced on Tuesday that Uruguay will reopen borders for tourism to European Union citizens. This decision was made after the resumption operations between Madrid and Montevideo in July have worked positively. According to Hosteltur, Uruguay’s borders were opened to its citizens residing abroad, foreigners with residence or anyone who [...]

In Midst of Covid Chaos, One Latin American Nation Gets It Right

2020-07-06T12:57:26-03:00July 6, 2020|Categories: Culture, Society|Tags: |

Uruguay has become an oasis in the middle of a Covid-19 storm. Despite sharing a border with Brazil, a coronavirus epicenter, the nation hasn’t had more than 100 active cases at any point for almost a month. In all, it’s reported just 932 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and 27 deaths. Next door, Argentina [...]

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 [...]

Uruguay is the first country to return to the set

2020-05-27T15:39:37-03:00May 27, 2020|Categories: Culture, Made In|Tags: , , , |

New Health and Safety Plan for the Audiovisual Industry lays the foundations for the sector to resume its activities After a period of inactivity due to the global pandemic, the Association of Film Producers and Directors of Uruguay (ASOPROD), the Business Chamber of Advertising Producers of Uruguay (CEPPU) and the Union of Technical and Professional [...]