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  • Inflation at 8900% Turns Venezuelans to Bitcoin In Record Volumes

    by Ricardo Esteves | April 20, 2018 Venezuela, the most hardline socialist country in the American continent, is in a steep crisis in recent years ever since oil prices fell below the $100 area in 2014 down to a third of the price in early 2016. The people are turning to Bitcoin as spiraling inflation destroys the […]

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  • Goodbye to ‘Chinglish’?: China takes aim at bad English translations

    An English translation for a yummy meal that doesn’t come out quite right. by Sarah Zheng China has introduced a national standard for the use of English language on public signage in its latest bid to say farewell to widely mocked – and often widely loved – poor translations and “Chinglish.” Handicap access with an […]

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  • Montevideo is the best city to live in South America

    March 20, 2018 Montevideo stands out in the list of urban sanitation, a factor that the consultant added for the first time to assess the comfort of cities. Montevideo is the best city to live in South America, according to a study by consultancy Mercer. The Uruguayan capital is ranked 77. Second place is followed by […]

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  • Unreliable and expensive outcomes in UY courtrooms

    by Chuck Rheinfall What happens to expats who seek a legal court ruling  when the law suit is against an Uruguay company? What is the financial outcome? Of course we all know there are lawyer fees and court costs. The question is after you pay all the legal fees and court costs, does the amount […]

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  • The bicycle, the vehicle of the future

    by Fabian Muro Moving around the city on two wheels increasingly seduces the people of Montevideo. Uruguayans want to ride more and more by bicycle. At least that is what can be interpreted, for example, the number of bicycles that were imported last year: more than 170,000. This represented a significant growth (37%) compared to […]

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