Category: Society, Progressive

Uruguay is #1 democracy in Latin America

In a world where democracy is under threat, The Economist ranked Uruguay the most democratic country in Latin America and ranked it 15th in the world.

Uruguay and progressive pot laws

Why did Uruguay legalise cannabis?

Anyone that knows Uruguayan politics will not be surprised at the seemingly audacious policy to legalise cannabis. It’s part of a long political tradition.

The Montevideo Marijuana Museum

The Cannabis Museum puts the country’s ground-breaking legislation in context and explains, why for Uruguayans, it’s not as radical as you might think.

Mujica Fusca

Uruguay president gives hitch-hiker a ride

President picks up hitch-hiker—only in Uruguay. Once again President Pepe Mujica proves that he is made of different stuff from other world leaders.

Even the buses have free wifi!

It’s really, really easy to get online in Uruguay. In fact, Uruguay is the only country in the world to completely implement One Laptop Per Child.