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Uruguay, one of the very few ‘full democracies’ in the world

Uruguay leads as one of four full democracies in the Americas, according to the Democracy Index 2020, published by The Economist. Uruguay scored 8,61 points out of a possible 10 and ranked fifteenth at world level, while the other “full” democracies in the region are Costa Rica, 8,16; Chile, 8,28 and Canada with 9,24 points….

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Uruguay partially reoped its borders

Uruguayan president Luis Lacalle Pou announced on Wednesday,3rd feb. 2021  the partial lifting of the borders’ total closure which had been established last December 20, but all other measures that had been announced on that date remain in full compliance. The measure becomes effective February first and will benefit Uruguayan citizens, residents in the country,…

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Uruguay no. 1 in Latin America with least corruption perception

  According to the latest TI index, Uruguay is ranked in position 21 out of a hundred and eighty countries with a score of 71 of a possible 100 points. Transparency International has released its 2020 Corruption Perception Index, which is not very generous with Latin American countries, including Mercosur members Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay,…

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How Uruguay stands to win big from the EU-Mercosur FTA

Uruguay’s Minister of Foreign Relations Francisco Bustillo returned from a trip to Belgium, Germany, and France recently, having failed to convince European governments to support immediate ratification of the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement. That drew understandable disappointment within Uruguay, which counts the European Union as a key trading partner. However, with the agreement likely to…

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