VIDEO COMPILATION URUGUAY (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
VIDEO SOUTH AMERICA PART 1 2016-2018
VIDEO SOUTH AMERICA PART 2 (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
SOUTH AMERICA PART 1, 2016-2018
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We didn’t spend enough time in Uruguay mainly for 2 reasons 1. Running out of time 2. Issues with storage of the truck as the Uruguay customs seized all foreign trucks in the Colonia del Sacramento area. Hence, we only covered the East Coast south from the Brazil border to Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento and along the eastern Border up to the Argentine Border. A prime beef exporter — and consumer at 81.5 kilos (about 180 pounds) a person a year — it’s clear Uruguayans take asado (barbecue) just as seriously as their Argentine neighbours.
Uruguay is the least corrupt country in Latin America. It is ranked first in the region for democracy, peace, lack of corruption, quality of living, e-Government, freedom of press, size of the middle class, prosperity and security, which is very impressive considering the country was ruled by a military dictatorship until 1985. Over half of the country’s 3.3 million people live in the capital, Montevideo. In Uruguay, cows outnumber people four to one. It is a nation of 12 million cattle but just three million people
Uruguay has one of the highest literacy rates in the world with 98.1% for adults. This is largely thanks to Uruguayans’ access to free and compulsory education. Uruguay is regarded as one of the most socially advanced countries in Latin America. It ranks high on global measures of personal rights, tolerance, and inclusion issues. You can buy, sell and grow marijuana — if you’re Uruguayan. Uruguay’s marijuana law is progressive and while it’s illegal for visitors to purchase pot, they can certainly accept gifts or share a fat one with a Uruguayan friend.