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Uruguay’s calming influence

Uruguayans tend to be calm and relaxed people and it’s one of the nicest, friendliest most laid back places I’ve ever visited. Well, right up until you get one mad and then watch out because (as your author has witnessed first hand and as his Uruguayan friends also attest) they’re not like other LatAm cultures that’ll talk a good fight without ever doing anything about it. Uruguayans are hard and their bite is worse than their bark.

Anyway, this is how they finish futbol matches in Uruguay and I particularly like the bit when the players start throwing stones at each other, aside from the kicks and punches of course. The first division game between Cerro Lago and Cerro de Montevideo a couple of days ago ended one goal each, nineteen suspensions and two arrests

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