Uruguay has the highest political and social stability in Latin America and its economic and investment growth has continued despite the global crisis. Free zone regimes, free ports and airports and extensive investment tax exemptions make the country a favorite destination for international capital. It has close access to MERCOSUR, a free trade zone with a US $ 2 billion GDP, which includes Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It has the best cost-benefit ratio of labor in the region. It has the highest Internet, broadband and PC penetration and the most reliable electricity supply in Latin America. It has first-class port infrastructure in Montevideo, being already an excellent regional hub for the Southern Cone of America.