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 …

Hotel Casino Oceania Catches Second Wave As Luxury Condo

A new chapter of life and luxury awaits another Montevideo landmark with panoramic views of the capital city, the World Trade Center and the winding Rambla below. The nautical-themed building with porthole windows overlooking the beaches of Punta Gorda and Malvin used to be the Hotel Casino Oceania, a popular waterfront destination for Montevideo visitors in the 1940s and 50s. …

Port of Montevideo Expanding To Meet Global Demand

The Port of Montevideo is expanding and modernizing in order to meet the rising tide of cargo ships using Uruguay’s main durable goods port as a regional hub for the Southern Cone of South America. Just as the country’s main grain port at Nueva Palmira is expanding, the Port of Montevideo is adding a new 4oo-meter dock to accommodate giant …

Uruguay Named The Most Peaceful Country in Latin America

For the second straight year, Uruguay is garnering safety superlatives in Latin America. Last year, Uruguay was named the “least violent” country in Latin America by a Santiago-based non-profit analyzing citizen safety across the region. This year it’s the Institute of Economics and Peace bestowing the “most peaceful” medal on Uruguay in their 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI …

Boom Of Argentine Exporters Opening Offices In Montevideo

In the latest chapter of crisis argentino creating oportunidad uruguaya, Argentine service export companies are rushing to open offices in Montevideo in order to circumvent currency controls and ultimately boost their bottom lines by over 50%. Companies Exporting From Uruguay To Avoid Exchanging At the Official Rate is the headline of Mariano Gorodisch’s expert analysis in Cronista which summarizes several …