Johnny Rockets Seeks Fun-Focused Franchisee For Argentina, Uruguay

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Johnny Rockets, the classic all-American hamburger joint, shifted into serious global growth mode in December evident by 2014 franchise openings in Brazil and India. With a solid footprint in other corners of Latin America, the California-based company is now looking to bring their unique concept to Argentina and Uruguay. A lead story in today’s InfoNegocios says Chilean group FESA owns the …

Buenos Aires Airports Add Free & Unlimited WiFi Service

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The between-flight travel experience just got a little less painful for Buenos Aires airline passengers facing eight-hour layovers at Ezeiza or the inevitable strike-related cancellations at Aeroparque. Free WiFi service is now available at both Ezeiza International and Aeroparque Jorge Newberry courtesy of local mobile carrier Personal. The service was announced two weeks ago by the national airport concessionaire, Aeropuertos …

Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

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Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

Buquebus Francisco Wins World LNG Fuels’ Black Diamond Award

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The new LNG-powered Buquebus Francisco, has only been in service for a few months, but it already has a trophy to display in its massive Duty Free Shop alongside the Tannat and Toblerones. The new US$150 million Catamaran just received the Black Diamond Award at the 2014 World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston, the industry’s premier event promoting natural gas …

Buenos Aires City Planners Want To Double Density To 6 Million

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What’s the biggest problem in Buenos Aires?  Population density…as in it’s not dense enough, according to some Buenos Aires city planners who want to see Capital Federal’s population double from 3 million to 6 million. Plan To Double Buenos Aires Population is the headline of Franco Spinetta’s article in Diario Z which examines BA’s current population (basically 3 million for …