Welcome to Uruguay
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umbrella: because it rains year round
light jacket: for their mild winters
hiking boots: to hike in the forest
sunscreen: for the hot and dry heat
light clothing:it is very hot and humid
sunglasses:it is bright and sunny
swimsuit:to swim at the beach
camera:for sightseeing and taking pictures of monuments
sandals/flip flops:they are the perfect warm weather shoes
bug-spray:to use when hiking through jungle/forest
Palacio Legislativo meaning Legislative Palace is where business for the country is discussed.
Floats are very common in Uruguay’s carnival,such as this one.
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Colonia del Sacramento: you can discover hidden treasures. You sure want to go there to get money you find and keep them. Guess what? It even got heritage sites to visit. Have Fun!
Montevideo: Capital of Uruguay. it is very peaceful and gentle environment, surrounding even the busiest areas. They have some of the top landmarks that you could visit. There are some sandy beaches where the river begins to mix up with Atlantic Ocean.
Punta del Este: It is the best summer vacation. St.tropez of South America is modern character as well it has beautiful beaches. You can visit the main landmark.
The Rocha Coast: It is one of the most famous beach in Uruguay. The group La Pedrera enjoy surfing. The running water is creating a romantic mood. I hope we enjoy like everyone else.
Piriapolis: It is one of the beach resorts preferred by the Argentineans. Apart from its greek style promenade and wide white beach.
Sugar Loaf Mountain: it is Uruguay’s one of the highest mountain. Form the top you can get endless views of the coastline and natural gaucho landscape.
Western Uruguay: Colonists tree-shaded cobblestone streets to the hot springs of Salto. it is a very relaxed place.
Tacuarembo: Sprinkled throughout the rural landscape and some beautiful.
Carmelo: Cobblestone streets and low old house, a center for yachting, fishing and exploring the Parana Delta.
Mercedes: Cobblestoned streets and a small pedestrian zone around 18th-century cathedral on central Plaza Independencia.
José Gervasio Artigas
José Gervasio Artigas, Leader of the independence movement against.
Uruguay's First President
Jose Mujica is the world's poorest president donates 90% of his salary to the charity.
These are the 5 Famous people in Uruguay
José Gervasio Artigas(1764–1850) Independence leader- He became active in the independence movement against Spain. He fought for a decentralized government. Artigas is remembered as “the father of Uruguayan independence.”
José Rivera(1788–1854) President- He was a high-ranking military official during the fight for their independence. He eventually used his military influence to become the country’s first president.
Mario Benedetti(1920–2009) Writer- He is acclaimed as one of the Uruguay’s most perceptive writers. Some of his works reveal his social conscience.
Enzo Francescoli(1961–) Soccer player- When he first tried out for the soccer team he got rejected but, he kept trying and later became one of the best players in the world.
Culture and Government
Uruguay has a very unique culture.Uruguay’s flag was chosen on July 11,1830.The people in Uruguay usually where subdued colors such as blue,gray,and brown.Women don’t wear makeup or jewelry .Meat,vegetables,and fruit are the main thing Uruguay produces.Some t traditional dishes are asado(grilled beef),chivito(steak,egg with cheese,and mayonnaise),Milanese(fried,breaded steak),and guise(ground beef with rice,onion,and egg).Carnival is the most common holiday in Uruguay.It is a 40 day holiday with dancing and decorated, colorful floats.Those are some interesting things about Uruguay’s culture.
Here is some information on Uruguay’s government.Their democratic is divided into 19 provinces.Uruguayan parties had presidential primary elections for the first time in April 1999.The executive is headed by the president and vice president.Citizens who moved and failed to update their voting registration have to go to their home districts to vote.At 18 you are required to vote or you have to pay an expensive fine.The legislature has two houses: 30 seat chamber of senators and 99 seat chamber or representatives.That is some information on Uruguay’s government.
Uruguay starts out with history. Spanish people landed in the area 1516.The Uruguayans never gave up so they started the fighting in a war of independence from spain in 1811, which is really brave.They joined forces with Argentina to make significant gains against the Spanish. Uruguay also fought with Paraguay. José Batlle y Ordóñez was finally elected in 1903 in Uruguay. In 1970s, under pressure from the military, President Juan Maria Bordaberry attempted to restore order by suspending the constitution. He was arrested for killing of four political opponents, he was sent to prison for 30 years.The economic turmoil in Brazil and Argentina, which hurt the Uruguayan economy.
Here’s some more information about Uruguay's history.Did you know that Mujica has bolstered Uruguay’s reputation. When I heard that I was shocked.Right after three years later Brazil granted Uruguay full independence. The heritage from Uruguay is very dissimilar to the most South American countries. Uruguay made prosperous by meat and wool export.The decline begin is 1950s as successive governments struggle to maintain a large bureaucracy and costly social benefits.
Uruguay/ Economy and Current Events
One of Uruguay's greatest natural resource is its fertile land. The fertile land is used for agriculture and livestock production. Uruguay is world leader in the production of cattle and wool. Some other products include wheat, rice, corn, soybeans, and wood. One of the chief industries is meat processing. Economy struggled because of economic problems in Argentina and Brazil. Inflation lowered by more that 100 percent in less that 10 years. Consistent issues this state has is inflation, high unemployment, and low wages.
Debt restructuring in 2003 gave a boost to the economy. In 2004 it saw strong economic growth which continued until 2008. At that point it slowed considerably as a result of the global economic crisis. In 2010 the economy was again growing. Incomes are always good to meet basic needs.The country’s currency is the Uruguayan peso.