Asian Automakers Rev Up Argentina, Uruguay Investments

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment

In an effort to capitalize on lower costs and rising demand in Latin countries while simultaneously distance themselves from struggling European markets, Asian automakers are making record investments here in the Southern Cone. Just last week Toyota announced plans to invest US$800 million in its Buenos Aires plant between now and 2015, a move that marks the largest single investment by …

VanityBA: Couples Divorce Every 90 Minutes In Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, culture, lifestyle, vanityba

A couple gets divorced every 90 minutes in the City of Buenos Aires, and for seven out of ten parejas, it marks the end of a relationship that lasted a decade or longer. The new numbers from the City’s Statistics and Census Bureau found that 5,866 Buenos Aires couples filed for divorce in 2012, a rate of sixteen per day …

Subte’s New “F” Line Will Be The Busiest In Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, foreign investment, real estate

Super Size It. That’s what the City of Buenos Aires is planning to do with the next Subte line which will undoubtedly be the city’s busiest when it officially opens in 2019. The “F” Line (Map) is scheduled to run from the Constitucion train station in the south to the Plaza Italia station in Palermo. Along the way, the “F” will …

94% Of Buenos Aires Train Passengers Don’t Buy A Ticket

Patrick Archer buenos aires events

Not exactly a recipe for a sustainable business model in the real world; yet, little about train travel in Argentina these days conjures up feelings of reality, modernity or safety. “Only Six Of Every 100 Train Passengers Pays For A Ticket” is the headline of Diego Cabot’s ferrocarril fun feature in today’s La Nacion which documents the precipitous decline in …

Bodega del Fin del Mundo Enters Luxury Residential Arena

Patrick Archer agribusiness, average prices, creative class, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

Luxury residential developments offering private vineyard ownership and private label winemaking are nothing new in Argentina, but it is interesting when well established vineyards make their initial foray into the private ownership arena. Such is the case with Clos del Fin del Mundo, a new luxury residential offering from award-winning Bodegas del Fin del Mundo. Unveiled earlier this week, the 120-hectare …