Uruguayans in Bolivia
There are lots of Uruguayan-born persons living in Bolivia, for a number of reasons. Both countries share the Spanish language; the historical origins of both nations is common (part of the Spanish Empire until the early 19th century); both countries are members of MERCOSUR, there is no need of special migration documents, and geographical vicinity makes circulation easy.
There is an Association of Uruguayan Residents in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
- Julián Álvarez (1788–1843), lawyer and politician, studied law at the University of Charcas
- Mateo Vidal (1780-1855), priest and politician, studied divinity at the University of Charcas