Uruguay has the highest per capita income of all South American nations. It won the first-ever soccer World Cup in 1930, and has won more Copa America titles — the continent's top soccer tournament — than any other nation. It legalized same-sex marriage in 2013 and cannabis in 2014, emerging as a liberal beacon on an otherwise conservative continent.

Butterfly Effect: Hey America, Learn From South America

The US has long been a shining example to the rest of the Americas.

A Gritty Guard Aims to Put Uruguay on the Basketball Map

Santiago Vescovi is earning notice from top college basketball recruiters in his quest to be the second Uruguayan in the NBA.

Where You Can Get the Best-Ever Steak for $20 ... in Uruguay

If you thought Argentina was still king of steak, think again.

A Testing Lab for Russian Robots Revs Up in Uruguay

A nation where cows outnumber people nearly 4-to-1 aims to compete in this increasingly competitive market.


Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Is This Tiny Country, Not Argentina, Home of the Tango?

Uruguay is still sparring with its larger neighbor over bragging rights to tango’s greatest song and singer.

She’s Challenging South America’s Idea of How a Model Should Look

Victoria Ripa has paved the way for a more inclusive fashion scene.

A History Lover's Paradise in Tiny Uruguay

A popular Uruguayan escape for big-city Argentines has a lot to offer the rest of us.

I Survived Flesh-Eating Parasites — From the Amazon

Forget jaguars — the Amazon’s deadliest foes are microscopic.

When Your Textbook Is a Video Game

Gonzalo Frasca has already built video games about Howard Dean and the war on terror.

Going Wild on the Coast of Uruguay

There’s more to Uruguay than partying and surfing.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Uruguay's Young Shakespeare

Montevideo’s theater scene is buzzing, and much of the noise is due to Gabriel Calderón.

A Computer for the Masses, in Uruguay

Miguel Brechner has helped put Uruguay in the lead with One Laptop Per Child, even if the results are not persuasive.

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