Uruguay is not without its problem yet it's not only one of the most progressive nations in Latin America but, in many respects, worldwide. Here are some interesting perspectives on Uruguay.
SOCIAL & POLITICAL ISSUES
President of Uruguay Even Impresses American Media
These guys aren't the worst American media has to offer but anyone that describes the military dictatorship that Mujica fought against as simply "the government" didn't really do their homework.
Nevertheless this gives you some excerpts from the BBC feature on President Mujica which impressed a lot of people I know. If you find a legally embeddable clip of the BBC footage, please send it my way.
Same-sex marriage in Uruguay - Wikipedia
Freedom of the Press
Reporters Without Borders: Uruguay - same rating as U.S.
Computers & Internet Access
CULTURE & DAILY LIFE
Anthony Bourdain in Uruguay
Fun trip to a food landmark in Montevideo. Yes, Uruguay is for beef-lovers but the produce is said to be high quality and I suspect there is some business potential for organic farming and vegetarian-friendly restaurants.
MORE TO COME!