Exploring Uruguayan Culture
Uruguay, sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina, is South America’s smallest country. In fact, it’s about the same size as the state of Washington. Uruguay’s landscape remains relatively unchanged over time, as it has not been subject to many natural disasters. The gaucho (a cowboy-like figure) is held as a symbol of Uruguay’s resilient independence in Uruguayan culture. Uruguayans often take pride in being one of Latin America’s more culturally advanced and socially progressive nations.