Category: The People

Uruguay March of Silence – May 20

Tens of thousands march in total silence every year to demand news of the resting place of those disappeared in Uruguay’s dictatorship.

The story of the Andes plane crash survivors is one of the great human survival stories of the Twentieth Century.

Andes 1972 Museum

The museum, in Montevideo, honours the survivors of the Andes plane crash. Yes, one of the greatest survival stories of the 20th century is Uruguayan.

Black Uruguay: 8% of Uruguayans are black, and it may be more

8% of Uruguay is black—and maybe more

Afro-Uruguayans play a huge part in Uruguay’s cultural identity. Are they really just 8% of the population? The new census may correct the stats.

I love Montevideo - candombe troupe - by Jimmy Baikovicius

Is Montevideo worth visiting

Montevideo is often overshadowed by Buenos Aires. Three well-travelled bloggers tell what made them fall in love with South America’s off-the-radar capital.

Uruguay rugby by Marcos Harispe, Uruguay Rugby Union (URU)

Uruguay in the Rugby World Cup

World famous for soccer, turns out Uruguay has the #2 rugby team in South America. Guru’Guay investigates and is on the BBC during the Rugby World Cup.

Old Ladies in the Old City of Montevideo by Maja Dimitroff

Montevideo Tales #12

Two old ladies walk in to a cafe, then one makes a confession. This story feels so Uruguayan to me that I’m still mulling over all the reasons why.