It’s not unusual to tell fellow Americans about my Uruguayan experience and have their first question be: Where is that? Africa? That’s not a dig at American’s close-mindedness, nor Uruguay’s obscurity, it’s just reality. There’s a little more than 3 million people in Uruguay. In the US, according to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 16 urban conglomerations in the US with more than 3 million inhabitants. It’s an information overload issue.
Anyways, the point is, Uruguay’s obscurity means that I can probably say, without exaggerating, that I’m probably in the top 0.001% of Americans in terms of knowledge about current Uruguayan politics. That being the case, I took the liberty to share my thoughts about the recent change of economic ministers on a friend’s blog. Read here if you’re interested.