Global Study Shows Forestry’s Rapid Evolution In Uruguay

A new report this week in the journal Science summarizes the state of global deforestation over the past twelve years, and Uruguay is one of the few countries where the forest landscape is much more abundant than just a decade ago. Over a period of four years a University of Maryland-led team of scientists analyzed over 650,000 satellite images to …

Buenos Aires Tops Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards were released this week, and Buenos Aires was named the #1 City in Central and South America as chosen by 80,000 world travelers. The Conde Nast website summarizes the Top 5 Cities in Central and South America in reverse order: 5. Antigua de Guatemala, 4. Paraty, Brazil, 3. Cartagena, Colombia, 2. Cusco, Peru …

Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Montevideo Compete For Seven Wonders Title

Three of our favorite cities are in the running to be named one of the seven new municipal wonders of the world in a competition organized by the Zurich-based New7Wonders Foundation. Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Montevideo are three of the 77 cities that made the last two rounds of voting which saw the elimination of 1,200 cities from 220 countries …

Uruguay Ranks As The Least Corrupt Country in Latin America

Uruguay is the least corrupt country in Latin America, according to a new ranking which, in contrast, sheds light on the lack of progress in tackling corruption in BRIC nations like neighboring Brazil. The 2014 Corruption Risk Index from UK-based Maplecroft classifies Uruguay as a “Low Risk” country in terms of the risk that foreign investors or companies may encounter …

Uruguay Has Fastest, Cheapest Internet Access In Latin America

Uruguay is the Latin American country where residents have access to the fastest and cheapest Internet service, according to a new Google-funded study on Internet connection speeds, rates and recent price reductions. “The Price of Connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean” from the University of San Andres reveals several aspects of Uruguay’s fiber optic service which places it in …