Uruguay Is The Most Transparent Country In Latin America

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay

More positive reinforcement today for foreign investors considering Uruguay as a destination for portfolio diversification and wealth preservation. Uruguay is Viewed As the Most Transparent Country in Latin America is the headline in today’s El Observador summarizing the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index from Berlin-based Transparency International. On a scale from 0 (totally corrupt) to 100 (very transparent), Uruguay is the …

Global Study Shows Forestry’s Rapid Evolution In Uruguay

Patrick Archer agribusiness, global rankings, real estate, uruguay

A new report this week in the journal Science summarizes the state of global deforestation over the past twelve years, and Uruguay is one of the few countries where the forest landscape is much more abundant than just a decade ago. Over a period of four years a University of Maryland-led team of scientists analyzed over 650,000 satellite images to …

Buenos Aires Tops Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, competitiveness, culture, global rankings, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards were released this week, and Buenos Aires was named the #1 City in Central and South America as chosen by 80,000 world travelers. The Conde Nast website summarizes the Top 5 Cities in Central and South America in reverse order: 5. Antigua de Guatemala, 4. Paraty, Brazil, 3. Cartagena, Colombia, 2. Cusco, Peru …

Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Montevideo Compete For Seven Wonders Title

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Three of our favorite cities are in the running to be named one of the seven new municipal wonders of the world in a competition organized by the Zurich-based New7Wonders Foundation. Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Montevideo are three of the 77 cities that made the last two rounds of voting which saw the elimination of 1,200 cities from 220 countries …

Uruguay Has Fastest, Cheapest Internet Access In Latin America

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, global rankings, technology, uruguay

Uruguay is the Latin American country where residents have access to the fastest and cheapest Internet service, according to a new Google-funded study on Internet connection speeds, rates and recent price reductions. “The Price of Connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean” from the University of San Andres reveals several aspects of Uruguay’s fiber optic service which places it in …