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Uruguay tops Latin American transition to environment friendly energy sources

2021-04-23T15:50:23-03:00April 14, 2021|Categories: Production and Energy, Rankings|Tags: , |

Uruguay continues to be Latin America's leading country regarding energy transition towards renewable sources, according to an index released jointly this week by the World Economic Forum and the Accenture consultancy firm. On a list Sweden continues to top, the South American country fell two notches from 11th to 13th compared to 2020's ranking, still [...]

Chile, Uruguay and Costa Rica lead Latin America in sustainable development progress

2021-03-05T16:11:34-03:00March 5, 2021|Categories: Economy, Rankings|Tags: , , |

According to the SDG Center for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Los Andes University and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the results were not encouraging even before the pandemic. Climate action is the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in which Latin America has improved the most, while Innovation is the worst. In 2015, the [...]

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 [...]

Germán Bruzzone of Bodega Garzón on Uruguay’s wine evolution

2020-10-27T12:09:23-03:00November 6, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines|Tags: , , , |

Uruguay is one of the most exciting—and least talked about—winemaking nations in the world. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, Uruguay is one of the world’s leading producers of soybeans, beeswax, quinces, and horse meat—no mention of its booming wine industry here, nor any suggestions as to which wines would pair best with horse [...]

Ketchum Compass: A Conversation with Jaime Miller, Executive Director, Uruguay XXI

2020-10-23T10:38:31-03:00October 23, 2020|Categories: Country Brand|Tags: , , , |

Ketchum Compass is a rapid-fire Q&A series by Ketchum Travel & Economic Development featuring insights from tourism/hospitality and country brand/investment promotion experts from across the globe to help guide other Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs)/travel brands and Economic Development Organizations (EDOs)/country brand agencies in the right direction or spark ideas. In our next edition of Ketchum Compass, we [...]

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, Deco Style

2020-10-01T13:15:03-03:00October 1, 2020|Categories: Architecture & Design|Tags: , , |

A few months ago, a Uruguayan graphic design archive launched, thanks to Gabriel Benderski. The initiative encompasses Posters of Uruguay; Philately of Uruguay (postage stamps); Numismatics of Uruguay (coins and bills); Ephemera of Uruguay (printed matter); and now … a new Typography of Uruguay project. I asked Benderski and collaborator Rosana Malaneschii to tell us [...]

Uruguay, a great country to retire in South America

2020-09-09T13:32:59-03:00September 9, 2020|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , |

According to International Living magazine, Uruguay is ranked as one of the best destination to retire in South America as Ecuador, Colombia and Perú. South America fits the bill for many expats when it comes to looking for the perfect retirement haven. In many countries in the region, you’ll enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, established expat [...]

70 years on from the ‘Maracanazo’, Brazil and Uruguay cannot forget

2020-07-22T10:10:14-03:00July 22, 2020|Categories: Culture, Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , , |

Brazil great Pele was nine years old when his country suffered the “Maracanazo” trauma as Uruguay came from behind to win 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro to claim the 1950 World Cup. Pele’s father burst into tears when the winning goal was scored by Alcides Ghiggia. The young Pele promised his father he would win [...]

Why Uruguay’s Unprecedented Shift to Clean Energy Is a Model for the World

2020-04-29T15:15:46-03:00April 29, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Production and Energy, Society|Tags: , , |

In terms of progressive ideas, Uruguay has always punched above its weight. It introduced a free, universal public education system in 1878, 40 years before the United States. Eventually, Uruguay blossomed into one of the most robust social welfare states in Latin America, with the region’s lowest income inequality. It was the first country in the world to [...]

Udelar and Institut Pasteur developed diagnostic tests for the new coronavirus

2020-03-18T17:50:34-03:00March 18, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , , , |

A team of scientists has developed a test assay that will help diagnose whether people are carriers of coronavirus. The information was confirmed to Subrayado by Udelar's teaching prorector, Juan Cristina and Gonzalo Moratorio, both are directors of the Molecular Virology Laboratory of the Faculty of Sciences, where the research was carried out in conjunction [...]

Uruguay: in the top 10 of Best in Travel 2020 according to Lonely Planet

2020-05-29T13:51:08-03:00October 22, 2019|Categories: Rankings, Tourism|Tags: , , |

The best destinations, journeys and sustainable travel experiences for the year ahead according to Lonely Planet. If Uruguay isn’t already on your South American bucket list, 2020 is the perfect year to add it. With 660km of Río de la Plata and Atlantic shoreline, a burgeoning wine industry, bubbling hot springs and endless rolling rangelands where South [...]