Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1828 by the República Oriental del Uruguay


Uruguay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, sometimes the Eastern Republic of Uruguay; (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay) is a country in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to 3.3 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area. An estimated 88% of the population are of European ancestry. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.83, Rank: 42, Personal Freedom: 8.58, Economic Freedom: 7.08, Democracy Index: 7.72
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.08, Rank: 74
Uruguay | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 98, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"In March 2015, the leftist Broad Front (Frente Amplio) coalition—which won a majority in general elections in 2014—entered a new term in office. Tabaré Vázquez, who ran as the Frente Amplio presidential candidate, returned to the office for a second nonconsecutive term. Uruguay is one of the most stable and peaceful countries in the region, and during the year, authorities made attempts to address some persisting human rights concerns, particularly human trafficking and conditions in detention facilities."