How To Live The American (Software) Dream In Argentina

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, technology, us companies

Argentina’s ongoing transformation to a net exporter of IT, audiovisual and other design services is poised to take another major step when modifications to the Software Promotion Law takes effect. The new measures will offer tax incentives for over 250 Argentine software companies reducing their taxes on revenue made from U.S. sales by 60% and facilitating the entry of more Argentine …

Buenos Aires Embraces A Different Brand of Polo

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, creative class, foreign investment, us companies

When most foreign travelers and investors think of Polo in Buenos Aires, it conjures up images of Cambiaso and Palermo, high-goals and Hurlingham or Ellerstina v. La Dolfina. But the new wave of “polo” being embraced by the City of Buenos Aires is slowly changing the landscape of Capital Federal and transforming the city into a net exporter of creative …

San Rafael, Mendoza: Welcome to Bonarda Country

Patrick Archer creative class, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, us companies, wine & vineyards

The past week spent in Mendoza with friends and foreign investors has been full of superlatives and, quite frankly, sensory overload in terms of premium wine, fine dining and breathtaking scenery. In addition to the Park Hyatt and Tupungato Winelands, one of the highlights has been the sojourn south to San Rafael, the second-largest city in Mendoza province. Here, set …

DC Comics Sends Batman to The New Gotham…Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, creative class, tourism

“BA is the new Gotham.” We said it first in the Summer Issue of Privada when we profiled the ultra-sophisticated Algodon Mansion in Recoleta. To quote, InvestBA has long rejected the misnomer of BA as the Paris of South America. While architecture is certainly one similarity, the city’s pace, diversity, nightlife, grit and boundless creativity have always made New York a …

VanityBA: Montevideo Fashion Week Hits The Catwalk

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, lifestyle, uruguay, vanityba

Mo’ fashion, mo’ designers, mo’ mentum. Montevideo’s got the MoJo as MoWeek 2011 kicks off tomorrow in Montevideo. The second-annual fashion event running today through Saturday will bring together Uruguay’s best designers, models and stylists for a three-day celebration of emerging talent and continued professionalization of Uruguay’s fashion industry. Three full days of Fall/Winter collections will be complemented by showrooms, …