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Rural schools in Uruguay designed by Eladio Dieste

Those unmistakable rural schools in Uruguay

In the 1960s, a philanthropist and an engineer set about replacing “school shacks” in the poorest, most remote parts of Uruguay. They …

Alien Robot Attack on Montevideo by Fede Alvarez

Hollywood blockbuster directed by Uruguay’s Fede Alvarez

Uruguayan film director Fede Alvarez shot to Hollywood fame this month when his new horror film Don’t Breathe became the US’s biggest grossing …

Uruguay soccer team 2010 South Africa by Jimmy Baikovicius

7 things you didn’t know about Uruguay’s national soccer squad

Uruguay is international football’s most successful nation. La Celeste, as the national soccer team is known, has won twenty titles in total, …

Uruguay president gives hitch-hiker a ride

On January 5 this year, Uruguayan mechanic Gerhald Acosta was hitching a ride home from his work place near the coast. “About …

Does Uruguay have the happiest news show in the world?

Last night I introduced a friend to the Uruguayan YouTube phenomenon –a weekly news show entirely dedicated to events that happen to …

Ana Prada

Ana Prada – the face of modern Uruguayan folk music

You may not have heard of Ana Prada but she’s all over the radio here in Uruguay, in Argentina and Spain. She’s …

Alejandro Zaffaroni - inventor of the Pill

Uruguayans invented the mammogram and the birth control pill

Last week Alejandro Zaffaroni, one of the inventors of the birth control pill, died. Born in Montevideo in 1923, he graduated from …

The story of the Andes crash survivors is one of the great human survival stories of the Twentieth Century.

The Andes 1972 Museum – one of the great human survival stories of the 20th century

On Friday, October 13, 1972, a Uruguayan Fairchild 227 airplane carrying a rugby team of young men on board crashed in the …