Monday, July 26, 2010

YouTube video of Uruguayan photographer

Gary Kuhn has shared a video produced by/about an Uruguayan artist who plans to come to Minnesota this fall, Ignacio Guani.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tourism to Uruguay Breaking Records

Uruguay is the champion in tourism in Latin America, according to Latin Business Chronicle's Latin Tourism Index. Tourism arrivals account for a whopping 61.4 percent of Uruguay's population. The index of 15 countries in Latin America shows the total impact of tourism in a country by measuring receipts as a percent of GDP and arrivals per capita using 2009 data.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Moody's places Uruguay on review for possible upgrade as credit profile improves

This is good news for Uruguay. Costs of borrowing go down, investment climate improves, etc. Something for many other countries in the world to emulate....

New York, July 15, 2010 -- Moody's Investors Service has placed the government of Uruguay Ba3 local- and foreign-currency bond ratings on review for possible upgrade. Moody's decision to initiate this review was prompted by (1) evidence that the global crisis has had a limited impact on the country's economic and financial outlooks; (2) a track record of declining government debt ratios which have become aligned with peer group medians; (3) signs that economic policy continuity will be preserved by the incoming Mujica administration; and (4) Uruguay's reduced exposure to
regional shocks....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Federico Estol Photographs Small Town Life in Minnesota

Patrick sent us more press coverage of Federico Estol's work to photograph Montevideo, Minnesota. Here's the latest article.

Patrick Moore sent us this link today about Federico Estol's visit to Montevideo, Minnesota:

"Small-town celebration about to get one mighty audience"

Sports, Arts Committees Converge!

Gary Kuhn forwarded the image below, a play on Punta Del Este's famous "Los Dedos" sculpture and last week's handball infraction at the end of the game by the UY player Suarez -- "and yet amazingly they won!" Gary noted.