Montevideo, Uruguay May 22nd 2012 Montevideo came with a series of warnings about where not to go and to some extent this influenced our choices. We chose a hostel on the edge of the "badlands" in the old part of the city as this appeared to be the centre of the most interesting part in Montevideo. This proved to be the case.
On our first day we went down to the wharf area. At the edge of the port we watched local people fishin ... read more
South America » Uruguay » District of Montevideo » Montevideo A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand i... ... read more