Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Government plans taxing overseas assets of residents in Uruguay

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

May 18: Remembering the Battle of Las Piedras

Today's May 18, the anniversary of the Battle of Las Piedras, which sealed Artigas' victory for independence. "Clemencia para los vencidos!"

Friday, May 14, 2010

job posting: curator for Latin America at Mpls Inst of Art

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

Bourdain in Uruguay!

Marcos Villanueva mentioned this episode the other night... Bourdain does his food thing in Uruguay, where he has family roots.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Uruguay election results

Uruguay held local elections on Sunday. You can read about results in local daily El Pais.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Gallup poll on perceptions of drugs in Latin America

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

Social networking phenom in Uruguay

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).