People in Montevideo, Uruguay. Editorial Credit: DFLC Prints/


Uruguay has a historically strong democratic governance structure and a positive record of upholding political rights and civil liberties while also working toward social inclusion. Although all citizens enjoy legal equality, there are still disparities in treatment and political representation of women, transgender people, Uruguayans of African descent, and the indigenous population.

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Freedom in the World — Uruguay Country Report

Uruguay is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

News & Perspectives on Uruguay