Uruguay by Marion Morrison, part of the Enchantment of the World series from Scholastic Inc. Scholastic publishes this series on most nations of the world. Elementary, but informative, I know of no other introductory books as useful as these. Whenever a hot spot is in the news and you want useful background information, turn off the tube and curl up with the relevant volume. You’ll learn much more useful information. Uruguay, by the way, means river where there are birds.