Uruguay Is Proof That Democracy Can Still Deliver

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou speaks during a press conference in the Executive Tower in Montevideo, Uruguay, Jan. 23, 2021 (AP photo by Matilde Campodonico).

Uruguay, a small Southern Cone country tucked away on the Atlantic coast and wedged between neighboring giants Brazil and Argentina, remains a remarkable success story in areas that go way beyond its economy. We don’t hear much about Uruguay. It stays out of the headlines precisely because just about everything is going so well.

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