A friend of mine from the States commented on this 100 peso (about 4 US dollars) bill. "Why does he look so concerned?". Fabulous question.
Uruguay is a beautiful country with a lot going for it. But it is also a country with a few worries and somewhat of a pessimistic outlook. More specifically, the idea of "we are so small we can't do anything" permeates through the society.
So I gander that having an important figure printed on your 100 peso with a very concerned facial expression is fitting. Verdad?