With just over three weeks to a crucial presidential election, Uruguayan political parties have been shocked by the latest public opinion polls: contrary to statistics both leading candidates have lost support while the undecided have doubled.
Candombe, a dance and choreography of strong cultural tradition among the Afro-River Plate population which was originally brought by slaves mainly to Uruguay, was declared Wednesday as belonging to the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Unesco.
Two of Uruguay’s most typical cultural expressions, tango and candombe (*) were declared on Wednesday part of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez banned the use of his image in the closing weeks of the country’s general election next October 25th. The decision was aired in the Uruguayan Presidency site and coincides with the lifting of the ban on political publicity in the media.
A delegation from the Uruguayan tourism and business sectors recently concluded a successful visit to Miami, Puerto Rico, and New York. The tour was organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism & Sports, in association with the Ministry of Economy & Finance, with logistical support sponsored by American Airlines.
Brazil has become Uruguay’s main trade partner and investor having taken over vital spaces of the country’s economy in its most dynamic sectors, according to different reports that have surfaced during the campaign for next month’s presidential election.
A recent survey by the Cisco Latin America Broadband Barometer showed that Chile has the highest percentage of broadband Internet connections in South America. The study found that 9.7% of Chile’s population has access to broadband.
Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala among nine countries remain in the so called “grey list” of tax havens from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, one of the issues to be addressed by the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
Even when dove hunting in Uruguay is open all year round, dove hunters should know that the best time of the year for this activity is September through April, spring-summer season in the southern hemisphere.
Uruguayan opposition parties are demanding Argentine ambassador Hernan Patiño be sanctioned for his active participation in a political rally in support of the ruling Broad Front coalition, an action described as “interference” in Uruguayan internal affairs.