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Uruguay leads the 'prosperity index' in Latin America and ranks 30 worldwide

Sunday, November 9th 2014 - 11:01 UTC
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Uruguay is ranked in position 30 at global level among 'high prosperity' countries, according to the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index, and remains at top position regarding Latin America. It's the same ranking as in 2013 and confirms Uruguay in the leading position for the region for several years running. Read full article


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  • ilsen

    Venezuela at 100


    Kick those chavista scum into the gutter now! No more proof needed that they are destroying that beautiful country.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    More Uruguay than Chile?? Hmmm I think this report takes to much into account what the Uruguayans think of themselves and that is very shady and there is always room for chauvinism there.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    One of the draw-backs of Argentina being in the World's Top Thirty on Individual Liberties is that we have turnips like Caradura2 posting incongruencies all the time....
    Well worth the price, though...

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Yes shown you true Stalinist little colors shine again Think... Don’t worry sooner than later I will not be able to post my opinions any longer.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pontefractious

    However much some of us may like the results of this so-called “prosperity index” it is highly subjective and totally based on a western, developed nation “we are perfect and you are less than perfect and these are the things you have to do to become perfect” point of view. It merely reinforces our smug assumption that we are better than anyone else, that our values are superior, and that those who do not share those values are to be pitied. Is it any wonder that there are such major divisions in the world when we who have the largest economic surplus (not to be confused with prosperity) have the wherewithal to bomb the hell out of everyone else ? Should we not actually try to limit the export of our apology for a culture that insists on McDonald-driven destruction of cuisine and Coca-cola driven rotting of teeth, both contributing to malnutrition ?

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hands Off

    Uruguay is prosperous if you own a farm or a long standing protected business. For everyone else its the pits. Wages are low and cost of living is high. Most people can't afford a car. Crime is rife in MVD. To say its 30th means its a long way from 29th and just in front of the other latino countries. Not a good place to start a business or look for a job. Most qualified people leave for other countries.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Hands Off

    Yes, you got that spot on.

    I agree with the statement: “87.9% said Uruguay is a good place for immigrants to live.”

    BUT, and there is always a but with Uruguay, you need a fair amount of money to counteract the incompetence that the government shows in handling the economy and the impact it will make on future values.

    They fiddle the inflation by making the monopolies reduce prices until after December; otherwise the dead hand of the unions would trigger the automatic uplift in the wages. And guess what happens once December has gone? Yes, they put the prices up with a vengeance. Apparently the Unions didn’t twig this possibility until after they signed the agreement. Thinking ahead is NOT within the average Uruguayo, you only have to look at the level of driving to realise that.

    Still a great place to live though besides having to learn mid-level gibber-jabber.

    Take verbs for example, there are 63 models of irregular verbs and 12,290 ‘listed’ verbs in Spanish and STILL you have to remember ‘intonation’ to allow for alternate meanings. (Manual de la Conjugación del Verbo, published by Veron Editor and redacted by Caridal Oriol Serres. ISBN 84-7255-169-5).

    The LOWEST level of gibber-jabber is to be found in TDC, which is no surprise at all.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hands Off

    Yes agree. Uruguay is a great place to live if you already have everything. Not a place to migrate to due to economic circumstances. Much better to go to Chile or Panama for that. However if you are already educated, have independent means and can avoid the government as much as possible its heaven. I've lived there for 5 years as a tourist and can highly recommend it (cough only Punta cough).

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    “One of the draw-backs of Argentina being in the World's Top Thirty on Individual Liberties”

    Bahahahaha that was Argentina's BEST ranking.

    It's worst? Governance.

    So much easier for me to say when our rank came in at 3 for personal freedoms. Indeed 4 of the top 10 in that category are Engrish derived countries currently ruled by Her Majesty.

    Said countries also dominate with 4 of the top 10 for Governance (Argentina 97).
    3 of the top 10 for education (Argentina 44-which explains several posters on here) and social capital (Argentina 53-also explains a lot).

    Yes Think, congratulations on your rank of 30, it being Argentina's best showing. Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand's worst showing didn't even get as low as your best.

    No wonder the Engrish on the Falkland Islands shy away from the idea of being Argentinean. They just can't lower their standards to poor old Think's 'high' standards.


    Nov 09th, 2014 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    9. You are right, Argentine freedom is a joke and Think is a liar. We are nothing more than slaves of the State and state class ellite.

    The point is in this ” Too bad that this is not a dictatorship and we have to listen to your opinions (on a non Arg site) I have noticed is being used more and more by the Ks. Little by little we are becoming a Stalinist dictatorship self imposed by the lefties and the Ks.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    CabezaDura, even though we disagree on many things; I will definitely admit that you are a rare voice of rationality in your country. And as Argentina becomes a more flawed democracy it can't be easy.

    Think is nothing more than a sycophant. While he once argued with some reason, even he can't hide his disappointment with the direction Argentina is going. It is why he now rations his comments to only certain threads. And even then he hardly ever stays on topic for too long.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 02:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Think says little of substance, mostly deflection.

    He saves his energy now, as he knows the official position is indefensible.

    He knows it makes him look like a fool.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 02:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @2 CD
    Got to agree with you there.

    Great to see you embracing these Momio indexes.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (13) Condorito

    Momio index...? I don't think so...
    Do you even remember what Momio means...?

    Anyhow a pleasure to see fewer and fewer red spots on that South American map...

    Having either lived, studied or worked in 7 of the 11 Countries that top this Index..., I can assure you that it is a real source of pride to see our South American Countries faring in the right way...

    Saludos del Think...

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I'm glad we're the role models!


    Nov 10th, 2014 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    What Momio means depends on who says it (which in the last 3 decades is no one but a handful of exiles and other assorted entrenched dinosaurs).

    But in your case, you have often used it on here to describe the numerous global indexes that show Argentina to be a poorly governed country of limited economic freedom (and Chile to be the very opposite).

    Now here we have another index that shows Argentina to be a poorly governed country of limited economic freedom ... and (apparently) it is not even a Momio Index. At last you have found common ground with your Momio foe of yesteryear last. A pleasure indeed.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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