“Health, wealth, love and the time to enjoy it.” (Uruguayan wine wish)
                                                                                                (Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo)

Uruguayans name their house, the same way everyone names their shop or their pet.

President Jose Mujica, a former communist activist Tupamaro, was known as the poorest and the humblest head state in the world.  During his term (2010 – 2015), he refused to move to the presidential mansion; he ran the country from his farm.

Uruguay supplies a free laptop to every school child.

In Uruguay, summer vacation falls in January and February.

 

Along with Chile, Uruguay boasts the lowest corruption score in South America.

With 98.6% the literacy rate, Uruguay has one of the highest in the world.

In 1903, Uruguay was the first country, in the Americas, to become a cradle to grave welfare state.  The individual income tax rate is 36%.

 

There is no official religion in Uruguay.

In Uruguay, Holy Week has been renamed Tourism Week.

95% of the electricity used in Uruguay comes from renewable sources.

Uruguay counts four cows per citizen.

Uruguay has the longest national anthem in the world; it lasts six minutes.

 

Uruguay has the longest carnaval in the world (40 days).

 

In Uruguay, football is the national passion, the countrywide priority; it is more like a religion than a sport.  Uruguay is the smallest country that has ever won a World Cup. Not one, two World Cups.

 

Like Brazil, Uruguay is quite a gay-friendly country.

 

Montevideo seems to have the highest concentration of McDonald restaurants, outside of the United States.  Moreover, the Coca Cola sign is omnipresent.

 

La Rambla is a 19-mile seaside promenade, by the Rio de la Plata, totally different from La Rambla (or Las Ramblas), the 0.8-mile emblematic boulevard in Barcelona.

 

The Traveller

(O. Robert Jeanlouie, Monday, February 17, 2020)

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