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Uruguay

Country archive · 69 posts


Latest stories about Uruguay

24 March 2014

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5 Small Businesses Run By Rural Uruguayan Women

Rural Uruguayan women have created successful self-managed small businesses with which they support their families and bring novel and high-quality products to the local market.

7 February 2014

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Uruguayan ‘Asado', Much More Than Just a Barbecue

No-one, or almost no-one, prepares an 'asado' (barbecue) for themselves alone. The 'asado' is a reason to meet, an excuse for a get-together, to bring together those who are separated.

20 January 2014

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Uruguay Among 10 Most Ethical Destinations for Fourth Consecutive Year

Every year, Ethical Traveler chooses the top ten countries to visit in the developing world. These countries must demonstrate commitment to the conservation of their natural resources.

16 December 2013

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Uruguay Becomes a “Sanctuary for Whales and Dolphins”

Uruguay's new law prohibiting the hunting, fishing, or mistreatment of whales and dolphins was passed unanimously by the country's legislature and put into effect by President José Mujica.

14 December 2013

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Uruguayan Trade Union Federation Backs Launch of Worker-run Airline

PIT-CNT, Uruguay's national trade union centre, has offered financial guarantees for the launch of the worker-run airline, Alas Uruguay.

29 November 2013

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Violence Takes Over a Classic Rivalry in Uruguayan Football

Peñarol fans were responsible for a violent incident during the classic game against Nacional. The rivalry between the two teams -the most popular in Uruguay- goes back to their founding.

24 October 2013

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This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part II)

Technology for Transparency Network

This past weekend has been very productive for Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you the second part of the compendium of what happened.

27 September 2013

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Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

Technology for Transparency Network

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

24 September 2013

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Latin America: “Where do the Disappeared go?”

The internet is a source of innumerable initiatives and stories that remember the disappeared and fight against impunity.

6 August 2013

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Uruguay One Step Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

Lawmakers and citizens have been debating the government's plan to decriminalize the controlled sale and production of marijuana for more than a year.

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