Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Update on One Laptop Per Child in Uruguay

One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, has been awarded a bid by Plan Ceibal to provide 90,000 XO laptops for high school students in Uruguay. This is the first time the OLPC XO laptops have been specifically designed for high school-aged students and represents a major expansion in the learning program that will have a global impact, the company said in a press release.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Good news that inflation is slowing to within targets

Uruguay’s consumer prices rose 0.16 percent in May from a year earlier, the national statistics agency said on its website yesterday, according to Bloomberg News. Prices rose 7.09 percent from a year earlier, the agency said.

This is good news for those of us worried about the economy overheating. Let's hope Brazil keeps things in check too. The steady growth rates (as opposed to bubbles or spikes) has been a real success story across the Southern Cone.