Montevideo Real Estate Prices Rise After Two Years Of Declines

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A new survey of average real estate prices in Montevideo reveals prices rose 4.6% in the second half of 2014 marking a much anticipated reversal of two straight years of average price declines. According to the data, compiled by El Observador from a database of 20,000 condominiums throughout the capital city, the average price of a 700 square foot (65 …

The Economist Names Uruguay “Country Of The Year”

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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 …

Uruguay Named The Most Peaceful Country in Latin America

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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 …

Montevideo’s Carrasco Named The Best Airport In The World

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InvestBA has long touted Montevideo’s Carrasco International as the best airport in Latin America. It turns out we were wrong. It’s the best in the world. Carrasco International was named Best Airport in the World by Architizer, the world’s largest database of architecture online, and votes cast in Architizer’s 2013 A+ Awards. Montevideo’s world-class airport actually won both the 2013 …

Montevideo Ranks #1 For Quality of Life in South America

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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 …