Wednesday, May 26, 2010
MercoPress reports that Uruguay is planning to tax deposits and other assets held overseas by residents in the country. Opposition leader Pedro Bordaberry is speaking out against some aspects of the move, but international pressure to get off the "grey lists" is heavy, as other countries in the region have experienced firsthand this year. The bill is expected to be sent for legislative consideration in coming days, announced Economy minister Fernando Lorenzo.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Friends of Minnesota-Uruguay Partners, please feel free to circulate this job posting for an Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Arts of Africa and the America at the prestigious Minneapolis Institute of Art (hat tip to Rachel Olson Limon for pointing it out to us).
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
An interesting survey on perceptions of illicit drug trafficking in Latin America, in which Uruguay ranks third. Is it a matter of more drug sales going on there, or is it a matter of education and awareness? I live in a nice suburb in Minnesota. I've never seen drugs here, but because I'm not naive, would probably tell a survey that it goes on, sure, etc. What's behind the numbers?
Friday, May 7, 2010
An interesting article about the ability of social networking sites to rally youth in Uruguay (interesting implications for other countries too--with strong democracies like Uruguay or others that do not).