Dr Francesca Lessa talks about Uruguay on BBC Radio's morning programmes

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On the occasion of the England-Uruguay World Cup match in São Paulo on June 19, Dr Lessa was invited to take part in three breakfast programmes of BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Surrey.

Dr Lessa, postdoctoral researcher at the LAC, is an expert on Uruguay. In the programmes, she told listeners about some of Uruguay’s key characteristics, including typical foods like dulce de leche and asado (BBQ-style meat), famous Uruguay writers such as Eduardo Galeano and Uruguay’s love for football since winning the first World Cup back in 1930.

BBC Radio Oxford invited Dr Lessa back the morning after the match, to discuss the results and Uruguay's prospects in the World Cup.