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Spotlight:

Uruguay
BY M. DI AN E M C C O RMI C K

Though tiny in geography, Uruguay is so
big on freedom that it is called one of the most
progressive nations in South America. Uruguay
stands out in Latin America for its egalitarian
society, high per-capita income, and as the World
Bank puts it, " the almost complete absence of
extreme poverty. "
Add firmly entrenched LGBTQ+ rights to
that list. Uruguay is known as one of the most
welcoming countries in the world. Anti-LGBT
discrimination has been banned since 2003, and
same-sex marriages became legal in 2013.
Nestled low on the eastern coast of South
America, Uruguay is dwarfed by Brazil, its
massive neighbor to the north. Yet it is a nation
of 3.4 million people and is notable for its
institutional stability and minimal corruption.
Ongoing efforts to diversify an economy dominated by agriculture and forestry have paid
off in steady economic growth from 2003 to
pre-COVID 2019. A well-educated workforce

is helping Uruguay cultivate a strong IT sector.
Many software and consulting breakthroughs
are emerging from companies housed in the
Zonamerica Uruguay campus, a state-of-theart business and technology park designed
to attract top talent and innovation-oriented
international service providers. The financial
sector is also strong, thanks to the country's
long-standing stability.
The Uruguayan LGBT Chamber of
Commerce, known as the Cámara de Comercio
y Negocios LGBT de Uruguay, drives innovation for the economic and social benefit of the
LGBTQ+ community. Its unique Tarjeta Diversa
is a credit card offering special benefits for the
LGBTQ+ community. The Chamber has also
been instrumental in collecting data revealing
the economic impact of LGBTQ+ consumers,
filling a significant gap in knowledge that drives
empowerment and social visibility to overcome
any lingering bias.


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