Did you know that The Economist voted Uruguay the “Country of The Year” for 2013? “Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving, Uruguay is our country of the year.”
Here’s the link to the announcement in their article:
“Earth’s Got Talent: Our Country Of The Year”
When you read all the qualities that made The Economist choose Uruguay, I began to think that there were at least four of the qualities that The United States was founded upon: Individual Liberty, Innovation, Boldness and Freedom.
See what you think in this excerpt from the announcement below:
“But the accomplishments that most deserve commendation, we think, are path-breaking reforms that do not merely improve a single nation but, if emulated, might benefit the world. Gay marriage is one such border-crossing policy, which has increased the global sum of human happiness at no financial cost. Several countries have implemented it in 2013—including Uruguay, which also, uniquely, passed a law to legalise and regulate the production, sale and consumption of cannabis. This is a change so obviously sensible, squeezing out the crooks and allowing the authorities to concentrate on graver crimes, that no other country has made it. If others followed suit, and other narcotics were included, the damage such drugs wreak on the world would be drastically reduced.
Better yet, the man at the top, President José Mujica, is admirably self-effacing. With unusual frankness for a politician, he referred to the new law as an experiment. He lives in a humble cottage, drives himself to work in a Volkswagen Beetle and flies economy class. Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving, Uruguay is our country of the year. ¡Felicitaciones!”
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Related Links and Posts:
21 Reasons Why You Need To Move To Uruguay in 2014~ http://www.buzzfeed.com/conzpreti/reasons-why-you-need-to-move-to-uruguay-in-2014
Ecuador: My First Impressions: http://wp.me/p47vLx-1Q
Becoming A World Citizen and Why It’s Important Part One: http://wp.me/p47vLx-c4
Becoming A World Citizen and Why It’s Important Part Two: http://wp.me/p47vLx-eN
The Many Faces Of Ecuador: http://wp.me/p47vLx-d5
Tranquility And The Drama In Your Head: http://wp.me/p47vLx-8Q
Moving To Ecuador: Where Do I Fit In As An American Woman?http://wp.me/p47vLx-2v
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