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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 [...]

Beyond Montevideo: Why Uruguay’s Wineries Need to Be on Your Radar

2020-05-29T13:48:45-03:00October 3, 2019|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , , |

Within an hour of busy Montevideo, Uruguay’s fertile Canelones wine region beckons with more than 80 vineyards tucked into its transporting, pastoral setting. Thoughts of a wine-focused vacation in South America might instantly conjure up images of sipping malbec among the mountains of Mendoza, Argentina’s premier wine region. Or, they might even turn to Chile, [...]

Uruguay a Good Place to Live, Invest or Visit? Country Report

2020-05-29T14:07:36-03:00March 6, 2019|Categories: Country Brand, Home|Tags: , |

When thinking about Uruguay, what comes to your mind? A question we asked on our Facebook page. Here some of the answers: “Uruguay is an amazing country. It has very nice places like José Ignacio where you can rest and enjoy the beauty and gastronomy of the place. Colonia is a beautiful and very interesting [...]

Uruguay obtained USD 1,200 million at a lower cost in a new global issue

2017-02-20T03:00:31-03:00March 10, 2015|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

The response to the opening of the 2050 bond doubled the amount offered and paid a rate lower than the previous tranche. According to analysts this is a "financial score". The confidence of global investors in Uruguayan debt was confirmed late February when the Ministry of Economy opened the 2050 global bond in US dollars [...]

Uruguay will be a world leader in wind power in 2015 and this has been noted by the world media

2017-02-20T03:00:31-03:00March 10, 2015|Categories: Home|Tags: , , , |

"Uruguay aims to become a world leader in wind energy supply in 2015, surpassing countries such as Germany, Spain and Denmark". This is how an article published by the Argentine journalist Andrés Repetto begins. In the environment section of his online channel, ARSemanal (a global news program in which he shows a summary of the [...]