Uruguay is an agricultural country, next door to Argentina and Brazil, with Montevideo its' capital. One feature of the city is that with the exception of the sail like Torre de las Telecommunicaciones skyscrapper most of the buildings are 18th and 19th century colonial architure. The most interesting part of the city for us was the old city located near the docks.
Since I retired in 2006 my wife Mare and I are doing our best to see as much of the world as we can. Life is an adventure, you only go this way once and we want to pack in as many new experiences and adventures as we can.... full info
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...more info