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  1. Río de Janeiro 2.400Km Asunción 1.550km San Pablo Km 1.970 Porto Alegre 870Km Santiago 1.900 km Montevideo Buenos Aires 870 Km Uruguay as a Strategic Location STRATEGIC LOCATION Uruguay: A safe, reliable and competitive place, displaying the best connections to concentrate and distribute goods and services, in the richest region of the continent

  2. Uruguay as a Strategic Location URUGUAY: STRATEGIC ADVANTAGES • Social, political stability • Transparency for Foreign Investors • High Level of Human Development • Well-qualified Human Capital • Free Flow of Capital and Dividends Stable Economic Policies

  3. Uruguay as a Strategic Location POLITICAL AND CIVIL FREEDOM The Scale is from 1 – 7 ; “1” represents the most free and 7 the least free * Source: Freedom House (2003) ** Source: Index of Economic Freedom (February 2003)

  4. Uruguay as a Strategic Location Transparency for Foreign Investors The Opacity Index 2001 * Uruguay is Ranked 2nd Highest in Transparency in Latin America The Opacity Index measures the cost of capital due to lack of clear, formal and widely accepted practices. Score are given From 0 – 150, “0” being completely transparent

  5. Uruguay as a Strategic Location Transparency for Foreign Investors CPI 2002 Score measures the perceived degree of Corruption as seen by business people and risk analysts. ** Score ranges from 10 (highly clean) and 0 (highly corrupt)

  6. Uruguay as a Strategic Location A Well-Educated Population • Based on a World Report by UNESCO, Uruguay achieved the highest % of Secondary schooling in Latin America • At 97%, Uruguay has among one of the highest literacy rates in the world ** Source: World Report on Education 2000, UNESCO

  7. Uruguay as a Strategic Location Second-Highest PC Penetration in LA Uruguay is among one of the top Latin American countries in terms of PC Penetration per 100 Inhabitants, only trailing behind Costa Rica Source: Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones, 2001

  8. Uruguay as a Strategic Location Second-Highest in # of Internet Users in LA Uruguay is the second country in Latin America in terms of number of Internet Users per 10,000 Inhabitants, trailing behind Chile. At the same time, Uruguay is the undisputed regional leader in total hosts per 10,000 Inhabitants. Source: Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones, 2001