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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 …

Best of Uruguay – Music for the people

A piano sits in the open air in a square in Montevideo. And anyone’s welcome to play it. See what happened… Four …

Uruguay tops 2015 Americas Quarterly Social Inclusion Index

Uruguay tops the Americas Social Inclusion Index—again

For the third year running, Uruguay ranks at the top of the fourth annual 2015 Americas Quarterly Social Inclusion Index. The USA …

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 …

Full Sailing Centre, Montevideo

Sailing lessons, boat & windsurf rental in Montevideo

Full Sailing is Montevideo’s only sailing centre to offer classes and boat rentals to anyone – with or without experience, and without a …

"Gay" signage in Montevideo main high street by Rabble

Uruguay – most gay friendly country in South America

In late 2014, Montevideo launched its first gay-friendly advertising campaign, two years after Uruguay became the third country in the Americas to legalise …

Jesus Loves You By Marcelo Gomes

Why Uruguayans celebrate Tourism Week – not Easter

When Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis, Uruguay’s then President José Mujica didn’t attend the inauguration.  “Uruguay is a totally lay country,” …

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 …

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 …

Vine

Uruguay wines vs. Argentina’s, who comes out top? You may be surprised

Yes, it has surprised a lot of people –including my more sceptical Uruguayan friends– but Financial Times wine expert Jancis Robinson in her Autumn …