In the past few years, countries throughout Latin America have been narrowing their focus on the renewable energy sector. Latin America was predicted to take one of the leading roles with renewable energy as of 2017.
Historically, Uruguay’s top trading partners have been its two neighboring countries, Brazil and Argentina. As a member of Mercosur, the Southern Cone Common Market, composed of many Latin American nations, the Pacific bordering nation has enjoyed elite trading opportunities between the other Mercosur members (Australian Government).
Uruguay has officially elected their first transgender senator. Michelle Suarez is young, passionate and a vocal advocate for increasing the rights of all transgender people. She has never shied away from pushing policies that are some of the most progressive in the region, as she seeks to bring equality to the LGBT community.
“Que no estamos en el paraíso,
eso es algo que se puede apreciar,
cuando veo unos botijas pidiendo,
cuando veo un bichicome pasar.
Hay quien dice ‘esto es el culo del mundo,’
hay quien dice ‘como el Uruguay no hay,’
yo he cambiado tantas veces de idea,
que al final ya no sé qué pensar.”
Civil war between President Assad and rebels in Syria has displaced millions, leaving the international community contemplating intervention.
Uruguay has begun to revolutionize the way that the small South American country uses its energy resources, and is demonstrating to the rest of the world their increasing focus on using “green” energy. Since 2008, wind farms have sprung up all over the country, and these wind farms have helped the country to become nearly energy self-sufficient, no longer relying on the oil reserves of neighboring and overseas nations.