Earth & Conservation

How Powerful Is Uruguay?

As politics in Latin America shift, Uruguay has continued to work towards liberal leaning initiatives. What makes Uruguay so progressive?

Politics in traditionally liberal Latin American countries has begun to shift to the right over the last decade. Both Venezuela and Brazil have even withdrawn support for their liberal leaders.

Yet there's one country that remains firmly to the left: Uruguay. Uruguay is generally considered the most progressive country in South America. They have a strong social safety net, comprehensive individual rights, and tolerance and inclusion are the norm.

So, with these things in mind, just how powerful is Uruguay? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

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Learn More:

BBC: Uruguay: South America's best-kept secret?

CIA: World Factbook- Uruguay

Bloomberg: Latin America's New Politics Aren't Left or Right