Uruguay

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
Ricardo Pascale
Artist:
Wifredo Díaz Valdéz
Curators:
Carlos Capelán; Verónica Cordeiro

Curator

Name:
Carlos Capelán
Gender:
Male
Born:
Uruguay, 1948
Lives and works in:
Costa Rica
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Curator

Name:
Verónica Cordeiro
Gender:
Female
Born:
Brazil, 1974
Lives and works in:
Uruguay
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Wifredo Díaz Valdéz
Gender:
Male
Born:
Uruguay, 1932
Lives and works in:
Uruguay
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Politics & Economics

State System:
Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Ruling Political Party:
Centre-right conservative liberal Colorado Party
Population (World Bank, 2011):
3,368,595
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
$13,866
Gini Index (Inequality level) (World Bank, 2010):
45.3
Unemployment (World Bank, 2011):
6.0% of the labor force
World Bank credit:
$544,000,000
Net OECD ODA Aid Received (2011):
$15,870,000
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
$971,000,000

Alliances


World Bank debt
International Criminal Court recognized
Non-Aligned Movement
WTO

Conflicts

Country independent since:
1825 (from Brazil)
Last Major Border Revision:
1828 (Treaty of Montevideo)
Colonial History:
Former Portuguese and Spanish colony
International Court of Justice cases:
1
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
65
Nuclear Force?
No
Ongoing Conflicts and Disputes:
Border dispute with Argentina over two paper mills on the Uruguay river.