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Stories about Uruguay

14 October 2016

She Needs Justice: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week, we’ll introduce you to women seeking or achieving justice in Poland, Uruguay, Russia and Syria.

6 October 2016

Many Names, One Sweet Latin American Confection

Its name doesn't matter, it's an essential ingredient for confectionery. So much that alfajores are unimaginable without a spoonful of this sweet made out of milk.

1 February 2016

What Kicked Off in Uruguay that Lasts for 40 Days?

It lasts for 40 days and is considered the longest carnival in the world. The Uruguayan Carnival brings together traditions born Europe and Africa, and offers a whole lot more.

2 December 2015

A Day for Mate, A South American Culinary Infusion

Argentinians consume up to 100 liters of mate per year, however, there was a time when this popular South American infusion was banned.

27 September 2015

Latin American Authors ‘Help’ to Rescue Andean Indigenous Languages

Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.

18 June 2015

Radio Ambulante Roundtable on Copa América 2015: FIFA Corruption, Team Analyses and Predictions

Daniel Alarcón, executive producer of Radio Ambulante, talks to other journalists about the latest FIFA scandal and its effect on Copa América, the most important football tournament in South America.

9 June 2015

The Uruguayan Prison with a ‘Human Touch’

In Uruguay, you'll find a prison called Punta de Rieles ("Rail End") that practices an unusual "human approach" to incarcerating and reforming convicts.

20 May 2015

Why Are Latin Americans Naming Their Children ‘Onur’ and ‘Sherezade'?

One Thousand and One Nights, a Turkish drama series, enjoys incredible success in the Mecca of soap operas: Latin America. But what questions does this success raise?

11 May 2015

Words from the World of Uruguay's Ex-President, José ‘Pepe’ Mujica

"It's that simple. Because the most glorious thing one has is life. And although life is so elemental its the thing we most forget."

17 April 2015

Latin America Mourns Eduardo Galeano, One of the Continent's Greatest Writers

Best known as the author of celebrated book “The Open Veins of Latin America”, the Uruguayan writer and journalist died this Monday, April, 13 in Montevideo.

15 April 2015

A Calendar of Human History, According to Uruguayan Writer Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano has died. His book, Open Veins of Latin America, captures the region like nothing else. Here are excerpts from his latest book, Children of the Days.

5 December 2014

Uruguay's Voters Give Former President Tabaré Vázquez His Old Job Back

Tabare Vazquez, who served as president of Uruguay from 2005-2010, easily won Uruguay's presidential election against rival, center-right Luis Lacalle Pou.

10 September 2014

A Uruguayan Politician Is Performing Feats of Strength in the Race for Presidency

Luis Lacalle Pou, who performs the human flag in every city he goes to, challenged his older opponent Tabaré Vázquez to imitate him.

13 August 2014

Latin America’s World Cup Lessons

In this article, Global Voices continues its look at the relationship between the hosting the World Cup and social unrest.

6 August 2014

Loved Brazil’s 2014 World Cup? The Five-Time-Champion Nation Wasn’t So Thrilled

Social unrest and protests are what apparently characterise World Cups that are hosted in Latin America.

8 July 2014

White Bicycles Are Popping Up in Uruguay to Commemorate Those Killed While Cycling

Some 200 cities around the world have taken part in the project, but it's the first time these ghost bikes have appeared in Uruguay.

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