Because of the absence of mountains, all the regions are vulnerable to rapid changes in weather.
Grasslands and agricultural lands cover the majority of the country.
Some Spaniards became seminomadic exploiters of this resource, and local native residents also learned to ride horses and live off wild cattle.
Gauchos originated as mestizos in these prairies (pampas) of southern South America.
Gauchesco has been preserved in literature, music, and jokes, and is part of the national identity.
Along the Brazilian border, a local dialect called portuñol or brasilero is spoken. English has influenced the language of technology and the slang used by young people. The color sky-blue ( celeste ) is a powerful symbol that represents freedom and independence.
Most of the indigenous population was exterminated by the nineteenth century, and those who survived were assimilated.
The remainder consists of fertile coastal and riverine lowlands, including a narrow sandy and marshy coastal plain.Africans, 4 percent of the population, mainly in Montevideo, were imported as slaves to work in the ports, in the processing of meat and hides, and as servants. The prevalent language is a variety of Spanish known as Rioplatense or Platellano .In rural areas, gauchesco/criollo, the creole dialect spoken by the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century gauchos, is still influential.The 78-year-old retired judge interviewed survivors from North Korea's communist regime for an independent United Nations report he put together in 20.He told Sky News anchor Andrew Bolt that Mr Warmbier was likely to have been warned about the dangers of provoking the North Korean authorities when he visited Kim Jong-Un's secretive dictatorship with a U. tour company in January 2016.'They are given a very good briefing ...