Tag archives for Uruguay
Borthwestern Uruguay has been savaged by flooding this month. Persistent rain in late May resulted in the evacuation of over 3,000 people, according to the BBC.
Its wines may not be nearly as famous as those of its neighbor, Argentina; nor does it produce anywhere near the volume of vino as does Chile for export. Nevertheless, wines from Uruguay definitely hold their own.
The Promise is finally showing in American theaters. Please see this film, as it tells the important yet still under-reported story of the Armenian Genocide.
The 32-team World Cup is usually a global gold mine for FIFA and its sponsors, which pay up to $50 million to have their brands associated with the event. But so far, sponsors aren't flocking to align their brands with the 2018 World Cup in Moscow.
Built by famed Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, the construction of Casapueblo took almost four decades and is a highlight of visiting the Punta del Este area.
An international trade court ruled against Philip Morris in the company’s lawsuit against the government of Uruguay over tobacco-labeling rules. The tobacco giant must pay Uruguay’s government $7 million in damages, along with all litigation costs, the panel ruled.
Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability -- but many advocates aren't buying it. To learn more about the organization's aims and the future of the beef industry, I spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.
Solar power is playing a central part in Uruguay's clean energy transformation.
Clean energy has caught on in Uruguay in recent years, and now estimates suggest renewables provide almost 95% of the country’s electricity.
The Philip Morris vs. Uruguay case may weaken the country's anti-smoking laws, which include rules requiring 80% of a cigarette pack be covered in warnings.
Mars Inc. has announced what it says is a more aggressive policy towards addressing deforestation within its beef, soy and paper supply chains.
Punta Ballena has long been one of the most popular gathering spots in Uruguay, and it is easy to see why.