Uruguay360 showcases the livelihoods of thought leaders and trailblazers in the vibrant country of Uruguay. Uruguay, the second smallest country in South America, boasts an abundance of culture and is known as the Latin American haven.
The country surprises and delights visitors with a charming combination of natural beauty, unique cultural expressions, and healthy social development. From the vast green pastures to the long sandy beaches, to the cities filled with beautiful architecture, this series captures influential voices from every walk of life in Uruguay as they nourish the country's voluminous culture and preserve its rich traditions.
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An independent country since 1828, with strong ties to the United Kingdom, Spain, France, and Italy, Uruguay developed throughout much of the 20th century as one of Latin America's more progressive societies, notable for its political stability, advanced social legislation, and a relatively large middle class.
Uruguay has traditionally been more affluent than other countries in South America and is known for its advanced education, social security systems, and liberal social laws. It was the first nation in Latin America to establish a welfare state and developed a democratic tradition that earned it the nickname "The Switzerland of South America."
Uruguay stands out in Latin America for being an egalitarian society and its high income per capita, low level of inequality and poverty, and low levels of extreme poverty. Uruguay has positioned itself as one of the top-ranked countries in terms of reliability - the fruit of a long tradition of stable institutions and policies.
Welcome to Uruguay! We have invited the President of Uruguay, Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, and First Lady, Lorena Ponce de León Núñez to share their stories and devoted love for Uruguay, while introducing us to the country's many facets.
For nearly two centuries, Uruguay has proudly produced high-quality, grass-fed, internationally valued beef. Uruguay's indigenous cattle meat is raised responsible, meeting consumer demand for a healthier, environmentally friendly grass-fed beef that is fully traceable, fully-free of hormones, and humanely managed. We visit one of Uruguay’s farms to learn more about this crucial export.
Join us for an authentic dinner as we indulge in Uruguay's real taste, enjoying flavorful fusions inspired by Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian, and French cuisine. Our plates are left empty from dishes infused with organic ingredients and grass-fed beef straight from one of Uruguay's well-established livestock farms, coupled with glasses of wine produced by premium national vineyards.
In terms of progressive ideas, Uruguay has always pushed the envelope. Uruguay's government has spearheaded innovative initiatives emphasizing sustainability and renewable resources, placing a strong emphasis on reducing emissions for a better world.
From the struggle to maintain independence from Spain (and later from Argentina and Brazil) to the gaucho culture, secular religions, Carnival festivities motivated from Brazilian culture and its African slave roots, to its European intellectual models, Uruguay is worldly, distinctly unique, and pleasantly rich and diverse.
Land of the Tango, Candombe, and Murga, Uruguay is synonymous with musical fusion and is the birthplace of many world-renowned musicians. Uruguay also the origin of many prominent or rising fashion brands whose designs mimic the country's landscape and lifestyle- natural, earth-toned, and raw inspired.
Uruguay is filled with opportunities for outside activities from the beaches to the mountains and enjoying the beautiful landscape or gathering with friends for sport, especially the Uruguayan sport of choice: football (soccer).
In this episode, we visit Zonamerica Global Platforms, a business and technology park, to meet Uruguay's foremost trailblazers and discover firsthand why Uruguay is the epicenter of the most dynamic business and technology climates in the region and potentially the world.
In Uruguay, it is an ideological belief that citizens should participate and be committed to their territory's social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Many organizations focus their efforts on human rights, arts and culture, youth and family, education, housing, economic development, and the environment.
The foundation of the country's culture is built on the framework of struggle, immigration, and a melting pot of influences, making Uruguay's community inviting to immigrants, tourism, investors, and diversity of all types, providing comfort and to all those who come there.