The Economist Names Uruguay “Country Of The Year”

Patrick Archer competitiveness, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay, visionaries

It’s been a wonderful year of triumphs and international accolades for tiny Uruguay. From the most transparent to the least corrupt to the cultural capital and best quality of life in Latin America, it would be hard to top the superlatives bestowed upon the ROU in 2013. Now the editorial board of The Economist is naming Uruguay its “Country of the …

Pininfarina Makes High-Tech Marina Splash With Tifon Water Planet

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, creative class, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, visionaries

Almost two years ago, InvestBA featured an excellent Cronista article exploring the tremendous untapped potential for marina developments in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires. At roughly the same time, a Rosario-based developer, MOR, and Italy’s legendary design house, Pininfarina, were putting the finishing touches on Tifon Baigorria, a state-of-the-art marina in Rosario with 2,700 slips, 50% of which were …

McDonald’s To Save $10 Million A Year Making Cheese In Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

When it comes to the subject of Argentina’s exorbitant import tariffs, the Golden Arches is definitely not Lovin’ It. But a cheddar crisis has created a golden opportunity resulting in new investment and job creation in Argentina. Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, just announced that it will invest $30 million pesos in a new cheese production plant in …

The Best Buenos Aires Neighborhoods For Real Estate Investment

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

A new government-sponsored study of Capital Federal using a wide range of metrics has generated a ranking of the best Buenos Aires neighborhoods for real estate investment. “Urban Development Report: Panorama & Investment Opportunities in Buenos Aires” is the title of the analysis carried out by the City’s Ministry of Urban Development and the Real Estate Research Center of the …

Uruguay Hotel Reservations Have Tripled Over The Past Decade

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The number of tourists coming to Uruguay has doubled over the past decade, while the number of Uruguay hotel reservations has tripled, according to new information from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Between January and September, Tourists Spent US$570 Million In Uruguay Hotels, is the headline of Luis Custodio’s detailed analysis of the rapid evolution of Uruguay’s hotel sector over …