Uruguay

by Felipe Arocena, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay, a small country of three million people, surprised the world with two laws it passed in 2013: one allowing marriage between people of the same sex and the other legalizing marijuana. If we add a third law passed in 2012 decriminalizing abortion, it would not […]

by Adriana Marrero, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, and Member of ISA Research Committees on Sociology of Education (RC04), Sociological Theory (RC16) and Women and Society (RC32), and Leandro Pereira, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay There is a country, Uruguay, where between 80 and 90% of students of all ages attend public education. […]

by Marcos Supervielle, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay and Board Member of ISA Research Committee on Work (RC30), and Mariela Quiñones, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay The second leftist government in Uruguay, elected in 2009, has deepened its pro-labor policies through Wage Councils and a tripartite system to fix the minimum wage for […]

by Diego E. Piñeiro, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay In 2002 a deep economic and social crisis struck Uruguay after twenty years of neoliberal reforms, under the direction of the traditional parties. In 2005, the leftist Frente Amplio (Broad Front) won the election and began the arduous task of rebuilding the country. In subsequent […]

by Adriana Marrero, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay Nos guste o no a los uruguayos, si por algo es conocido este pequeño país sudamericano, es por el fútbol. Anfitrión y campeón de la 1ª. Copa Mundial de Fútbol en 1930, Campeón de la Copa Mundial en 1950, y semifinalista en 1954, 1970 y 2010, […]