Uruguay Internet Connection Speeds Surge As Fiber Optic Spreads

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Uruguay Internet connection speeds are surging thanks to the spread of a national fiber optic network combined with affordable monthly plans for residential and business customers. Uruguay already has the fastest and cheapest Internet access in Latin America, and now the speed gap between Uruguay and other countries in the region is widening, according to Akamai’s 2014 State of the …

New Buenos Aires Expo & Convention Center “Rising” Below Recoleta

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The new Buenos Aires Convention & Expo Center¬†(CEC) is under construction in Recoleta and promises to be another transformative project in terms of creating green space, enhancing quality of life and attracting large-scale expo tourism year-round. The City of Buenos Aires is spending $336 million pesos (US$41.3 million) on the 22,000 square meter (234,000 square foot) project which is currently …

Buenos Aires Launches Visionary Urban Greening Plan

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The City of Buenos Aires is planning a green urban revolution to add hundreds of acres of new parks and hundreds of thousands of new trees throughout the Argentine capital and global megacity over the next twenty years. The plan, unveiled yesterday at the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, envisions adding 78 new neighborhood plazas, 12 large municipal parks, 400,000 new …

Accor To Invest US$100 Million To Build 10 New Argentina Hotels

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Accor, the French hotel group which operates 3,500 properties worldwide, is planning to invest US$100 million and build ten new hotels in Argentina as part of an aggressive Latin American expansion. The announcement, made yesterday in a meeting between Accor representatives and Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism, is another foreign vote of confidence in the country’s future and the tremendous untapped …

Buenos Aires Public Transport’s Decade Of Triple-Digit Fare Increases

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With another round of fare increases on the horizon for both Buenos Aires taxis and subways, which mode of public transportation has seen the largest fare hike over the past decade? The initial fee or la bajada de bandera (lowering the flag) for a BA taxi was $1.44 pesos in 2004. That fee rose to $1.60 the following year, $3.10 …