Renovated Buenos Aires Subway Line Puts The “A” In Artwork

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The “A” Line of the Buenos Aires Subte reopens this week, and new Chinese trains aren’t the only upgrade passengers will notice along the century-old subway line. The seventeen stops from Carabobo to Plaza de Mayo will look more like underground art galleries than subway stations, according to La Nacion’s Laura Rocha. All “A” Line stations have been scrubbed, patched, …

Montevideo Named The Culture Capital Of Latin America

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As one of the Latin American capital cities with the highest standards of living, Montevideo residents and visitors always have something to celebrate, but 2013 promises to be extra special for lovers of art, dance, music, theater, festivals and fine dining. Montevideo has been named the 2013 Latin American Culture Capital by the Union de Ciudades Capitales Iberoamericanas (UCCI). The …

Uruguay Named Among World’s Best Retirement Destinations

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International Living is out with the 2013 edition of the World’s Best Places to Retire for North Americans, and Uruguay finds itself in a familiar spot among the Top 10. According to El Observador, “Uruguay achieved the sixth best position in the annual ranking from International Living, the magazine that specializes in the best places in the world for Americans …

Montevideo Ranks #1 For Quality of Life in South America

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Mercer has released the results of their annual Quality of Living survey, and both Montevideo and Buenos Aires find themselves in a familiar place…at the top. The Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings survey 221 global cities using New York as the base city for comparisons. Factors such as internal stability, law enforcement effectiveness, crime levels, medical facilities, infrastructure, public …

Former Escada Boutique To Become A Chinese Grocery

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The new Spring/Summer collections were recently unveiled at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, but one prominent German designers’ former Recoleta digs will have a decidedly more pedestrian look and feel for 2013. Like Zegna, Hermes, Ralph and Louis; Munich-based Escada pulled out of Buenos Aires earlier this year leaving a prime boutique at Alvear 1444 vacant and available for aspiring fashionistas …