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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 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, …

"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 …

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 …


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 …

Uruguay has the purest air in the world according to a Yale study

Pura vida! The air in Uruguay is the purest in the world – and that’s official

Uruguayan air quality is the best anywhere in the world according to a new study by Yale University. Uruguay, interestingly along with …