The Economist Names Uruguay “Country Of The Year”

It’s been a wonderful year of triumphs and international accolades for tiny Uruguay. From the most transparent to the least corrupt to the cultural capital and best quality of life in Latin America, it would be hard to top the superlatives bestowed upon the ROU in 2013. Now the editorial board of The Economist is naming Uruguay its “Country of the …

Winning Design Chosen For New Montevideo Antel Arena

The City of Montevideo will soon have a state-of-the-art arena for concerts and sporting events when the Antel Arena opens its doors to the public in 2015. An important step in the design process was taken yesterday when the winning architectural proposal for the US$40 million facility was selected by a panel of judges including Rafael Vinoly and Giancarlo Mazzanti, the …

Private Developer Proposes Taking Carrasco Underground

The March opening of the new Sofitel Casino Carrasco has ushered in a new wave of interest and investment in the popular Montevideo barrio, and one development group wants to transform the neighborhood’s most high-profile avenue.  A proposal is on the table for the construction of an underground parking garage that would run the length of Avenida Arocena from the Rambla …

Uruguay Invetigating Aerial Tramways For Montevideo

A half century after Uruguay tore down its first attempt at an aerial tramway, a German company is hoping to revive interest in the concept as a tourist attraction or transportation solution. In 1963, Uruguay initiated construction on an aerial chairlift to transport tourists from the beach of Malvin to the Isla de las Gaviotas. The project was doomed from …

Montevideo Closes The Gas Station In The Middle Of The Road

Of all the gas stations in Montevideo, there was one that was synonymous with convenience. Its myriad traffic, pedestrian and environmental hazards also made the whole gas buying experience feel more like an exhilarating extreme sport. First the convenience factor. Who among us flying down a highway with the needle on “E” hasn’t wished for a more convenient gas station …