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  • Latin America’s Renewable Energy Revolution

    For centuries Latin America’s natural resources have helped move the world economy. From the silver galleons that financed the Spanish Empire to the iron and copper exports that are rebuilding China, Latin America’s natural resources have long been sold around the globe. But now the growth of renewable energy across the region is creating a […]

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  • There are 90 million obese people in Latin America

    February 16, 2018 In the region, more people die from obesity than from homicides. Uruguay is the country in the region with the highest average obesity in children. The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) demands “State policies” to attack the increase in hunger, which affects 42.5 million people, and the obesity epidemic, […]

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  • Evolution of an expat community: From ‘adventurer phase’ to ‘early adapter’ phase, the ‘saturation phase’

    by Lee Harrison Expat spots around the world go through a fairly predictable cycle, morphing through a number of stages between their initial discovery and their maturity as a mainstream destination. The specifics of this evolution vary, but the general principles remain the same. Phase I, the Adventurer Phase: During this phase, the destination attracts people […]

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  • World marijuana prices are highest in Tokyo and 7th least expensive in Uruguay, according to Cannabis Price Index

    by Maddison Connaughton According to the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, conducted in 120 international cities, marijuana is the most expensive in Tokyo and seventh least expensive in Uruguay. The price index also calculates how much tax revenue a city could gain from legalization. For the study, Seedo (an automatic cultivator device) began first by selecting 120 […]

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  • Uruguay – From The Ugly Baby

    by Jonathan Lamb Grant me Lord That when I die Heaven will be like Uruguay Sunshine lemons Pears and peaches Miles and miles And miles of beaches Laughing chicas In bikinis Luscious creamcakes Called Massinis Steak-smoke heavy In the street Such meat Such meat Parrots gliding On the breeze The scent of Eucalyptus trees Sunsets […]

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  • Uruguay is the only country in Latin America with full democracy, according to The Economist

    Uruguay is the only country in Latin America with full democracy, with 8.12 points out of a maximum of 10. This was the position of the Democracy Index 2017 prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The report by The Economist evaluates countries according to five categories: electoral process and pluralism, civil liberties, functioning of government, political participation and political culture. Based on this, […]

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  • Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin are Lifelines to People in Latin America

    Many people often wonder what the point of cryptocurrencies is. In the Western world, the demand for financial freedom is not overly apparent. Consumers are content with entrusting their money to third parties without giving it a second thought. In countries suffering from an economic crisis, there is a dire need for Bitcoin and consorts. […]

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  • Computer classes are on the verge of extinction

    Plan Ceibal changes bet and points to computational thinking. January 25, 2018 Goodbye to the computer rooms and the teachers teaching Windows. Gone are the textbooks that no longer compete with huge databases. After 11 years, Plan Ceibal changes focus and now the emphasis is on computational thinking. As with the terms that are fashionable, especially among educational […]

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