Rocha’s New Deep Water Port Will Receive Cruise Ships Too

The coastal Uruguayan Department of Rocha will receive an important boost to year-round tourism thanks to a project that was originally envisioned more for exporting commodities rather than welcoming foreigners. The future deep water port in Rocha will be the largest infrastructure project in Uruguay’s history and a critical addition to the country’s port infrastructure expediting the flow of Southern Cone …

Uruguay Casinos On Pace For Another Record Year

We’re only eleven days away from the beginning of the 2012-2013 season, according to a new story in Argentinas’ El Diaro del Juego. Summer season? No, Casino Season. Uruguay actually has a “Casino Season,” and the 2012-2013 kickoff event will be a lavish affair next Friday at the historic Argentino Hotel in the coastal town of Piriapolis. And according to …

Foreign Ownership Of Uruguay Farms Up 300% Since 2000

New census data out this week from Uruguay’s leading ag agency shows the number of foreign investors buying Uruguay farmland and the average farm size both rose rapidly over the past decade. The Uruguay Ministry of Cattle, Agriculture and Fishing (MGAP) released the 2011 Farming General Census yesterday, and the percentage of Uruguayans owning farmland has fallen to 83% from …

Montevideo Ranks #1 For Quality of Life in South America

Mercer has released the results of their annual Quality of Living survey, and both Montevideo and Buenos Aires find themselves in a familiar place…at the top. The Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings survey 221 global cities using New York as the base city for comparisons. Factors such as internal stability, law enforcement effectiveness, crime levels, medical facilities, infrastructure, public …

Tres Cruces Shopping Unwraps $38 Million Expansion Today

One of Montevideo’s largest shopping centers is celebrating a two-year, $38 million expansion and renovation project which concludes today and officially opens to the public tomorrow morning. The Tres Cruces complex sees more traffic than the average mall because, in addition to hosting 100 retail outlets, the ground level also serves as the city’s main bus terminal. The terminal, which originally …