I get several emails regarding Uruguay and other countries, people wondering what I would recommend them.
Well, Uruguay sure is a good alternative.
Tom (an American that is currently located in Bs As) told me the other day on an email that Uruguay has the highest gun ownership ratio in all Latin America.
I didn’t know that fact but its not much of a surprise: Uruguay is a wonderful alternative for people that want to relocate.
Argentina is bigger, has a Buenos Aires which is a larger metropolis with more cultural activity and nightlife but Uruguay has always been a place for the elite.
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Much safer than Argentina, Uruguay has always been a fiscal paradise were people keep their money safe.
During the 2001, entire CIT trucks left from Argentina and headed to Uruguay, full of dollars.
Uruguay is much smaller, not as heavily populated, and by far better organized than Argentina. It enjoys far less poverty and better education, and both translate into safer, less violent streets.
Sure, anyone wondering about Uruguay, that’s where I’d go if for some reason I wanted to relocate to South America. Argentina is close enough in case you want to look around, so is Brazil. It’s a nice strategic spot with a solid government, compared to the neighboring countries.
Hope that answered some of the questions.