Buenos Aires Real Estate Sales Hit Lowest Level In 30 Years

[soliloquy id=”20923″] Real estate activity in the City of Buenos Aires fell for the third consecutive year making 2014, a year when over 800 real estate offices closed their doors, one of the slowest years in three decades. According to the Buenos Aires Notary College, the total number or residential real estate closings in the Argentine capital fell to 33,694, …

94% Of Buenos Aires Train Passengers Don’t Buy A Ticket

Not exactly a recipe for a sustainable business model in the real world; yet, little about train travel in Argentina these days conjures up feelings of reality, modernity or safety. “Only Six Of Every 100 Train Passengers Pays For A Ticket” is the headline of Diego Cabot’s ferrocarril fun feature in today’s La Nacion which documents the precipitous decline in …

VanityBA: Strange Wave of Political Correctness Washes Up On BA Beaches

It happens every summer in Buenos Aires. After weeks of holiday parties and triple-digit temperatures, something bizarre washes ashore that creates a scandal and makes national headlines. First fake Viagra, then a “modified” Dakar Rally truck, and now political correctness and metrosexuals on the beaches in the Province of Buenos Aires. First the political correctness. California-based surf company Reef, which …

Alvear Tower Puerto Madero Will Be Tallest Building in Buenos Aires

Puerto Madero has always been a Buenos Aires neighborhood full of superlatives, some grounded in reality and others bordering on urban legend. Now the newest high-rise-kid-on-the-dique will definitely stir the anti-development pot and set a record for the tallest building in Buenos Aires. Grupo Alvear will invest US$130 million to build the Alvear Tower Puerto Madero, a 54-story residential tower …

Duke Energy Brings Renewable Energy to Argentina’s Patagonia

Duke Energy Argentina, operator of the Alto Valle Power Station and the Cerros Colorados hydroelectric complex, has announced that it will now bring renewable energy to the Patagonia as part of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP). The GSEP is an association of ten of the world’s largest electric companies dedicated to promoting sustainable development with clean energy alternatives. According …