Foreigners Can Now Double Down On Argentina Land Holdings

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate

Argentina’s 23 provinces have been busy since last year taking stock of how much territory is owned by foreign investors as required by Law 26.737, the Ley de Tierras. The measure, which established a cap of 15% on foreign ownership of rural land, sought to “protect Argentine natural resources, as a strategic policy for the country within a global context …

BA, Montevideo Among Top 10 Latin American Hotspots

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, hotels & casinos, tourism, uruguay, us companies

MasterCard released their annual Global Destination Cities Index today, and both Buenos Aires and Montevideo rank among the Top 10 Destination Cities in Latin America. The third annual ranking and forecast of international visitor arrivals and expenditures in 132 cities worldwide predicts the Top 10 Latin American destination cities will receive 15.4 million international visitors in 2013. By city, the Top …

Argentines Now Paying 40% More At The Grocery Store

Patrick Archer competitiveness, lifestyle

Argentina finds itself alone atop a new regional ranking of Latin America…unfortunately this one is not for tourism growth or FIFA standings. Argentines are paying almost 40% more at the supermarket today compared to a year ago, the highest year-over-year increase for any country in the region. “Record Latino” is how Cronista summarizes the findings from Kantar Worldpanel’s report “Latin …

Uruguay Attracting Record Number Of Private Equity Deals

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, competitiveness, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, uruguay, us companies

For Argentines, Brazilians and expat retirees, Uruguay has always been a good place to visit your money. Now global private equity firms are waking up to the opportunities and upside of investing in one of Latin America’s most stable and transparent markets. Uruguay Is On The Radar Of Powerful Investment Funds is the headline of Laura Lomando’s article in El …

Uruguay Beef Expo Focuses On Chinese Market Challenges

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, uruguay

The Expo Melilla opens today in Montevideo, and the theme of this year’s event is “The Challenges of the Chinese Market” for Uruguay and in particular for the country’s beef industry. The event is organized by the Uruguay Society of Hereford Growers, the National Beef Institute and El Pais. Herefords are the base of production for Uruguay’s beef industry, and …