Copa America Will Be A Billion Dollar Juggernaut For Argentina

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, technology, tourism

When Copa America 2011 kicks off this evening in La Plata, the opening match between Argentina and Bolivia will set in motion a twenty-four-day, billion-dollar juggernaut with national teams, fans and media of twelve Latin American countries descending upon eight Argentine cities. Between now and the Final on July 24, La Nacion’s Javier Saul says vistors will spend US$475 million …

Buenos Aires Soccer Stadium Now A Grow House for Copa America

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, technology

When Bono and U2 played three sold-out shows at the Estadio Unico de La Plata in Buenos Aires earlier this year, they dazzled the crowd with The Claw, the largest stadium set ever constructed. With only four days remaining until Copa America 2011, the Government of BA Province is rolling out their own high-tech light show. While 360 was the …

Argentina Polo & The Attack Of The Clones

Patrick Archer argentina polo, technology

It may sound like a summer blockbuster or a bad sequel, but it’s actually the debate being generated by the creeping acceptance of cloning in the sport of kings. The fact that one of Argentina’s greatest players has now partnered with a U.S. laboratory to create exact genetic duplicates of his prized ponies has only ratcheted up the debate. Guillermo …

YouTube To Air All Copa America Matches

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, technology

With only two weeks left until the beginning of Copa America 2011, YouTube has announced something that will delight office dwellers and soccer fans in distant time zones. Beginning July 1, a special YouTube channel will live stream all 26 matches including the group play rounds, the quarterfinals, the semifinals and the championship in Buenos Aires. A single page is …

NASA & Argentina Launch State-Of-The-Art Aquarius Satellite

Patrick Archer competitiveness, technology, us companies

When a Delta II rocket blasted off this weekend at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, it ushered in what is being described as NASA’s Age of Aquarius. The satellite on board, also known as Aquarius, was built in Argentina by Argentina’s space agency, CONAE (Comision Nacional de Asuntos Espaciales). The SAC-D/Aquarius is a state-of-the-art land and sea monitoring satellite …