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

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 …

Montevideo QR Codes Bring Zapping To City’s Historic District

The City of Montevideo is placing plaques with QR codes on some of the most treasured historic buildings in the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town). A total of 39 buildings already bear the QR codes which make a walking tour of the historic district more enjoyable and informative from an architectural appreciation standpoint. For instance, zapping the front door of the …

The Economist Names Uruguay “Country Of The Year”

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 …

Winning Design Chosen For New Montevideo Antel Arena

The City of Montevideo will soon have a state-of-the-art arena for concerts and sporting events when the Antel Arena opens its doors to the public in 2015. An important step in the design process was taken yesterday when the winning architectural proposal for the US$40 million facility was selected by a panel of judges including Rafael Vinoly and Giancarlo Mazzanti, the …

VanityBA: Touch & Go In Argentina’s Infidelity Fast Lane

It’s been a little over a year since Ashley Madison first arrived on the Argentine dating scene, and apparently business is good in el mundo de los infieles. Clarin was granted exclusive access to a survey of 7,000 of Ashley Madison’s Argentine clients who today number over 200,000. Mariana Israel summarizes the results, but not before creating her own profile …