Buenos Aires Real Estate Sales Rise For Second Consecutive Month

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Buenos Aires Real Estate Sales Rising The number of real estate closings in the City of Buenos Aires rose for the second consecutive month, according to new data released this week from the Buenos Aires Notary College. There were a total of 2,849 real estate deals in April which was a 3.6% increase over March and a 6.3% increase compared to April …

Global Fashion Brands Targeting South America, Still Avoiding Argentina

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Four years removed from the mass exodus of Polo Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Escada from the streets of Recoleta, global fashion brands are once again targeting major South American metros with the notable exception of BA. “Foreign Clothing Brands Keep Avoiding Argentina” is the headline of Alfredo Sainz’s excellent piece in La Nacion charting the retail resurgence in neighboring countries and the extended fashion freeze in …

Polo Para Todos: More Tourists Coming to Argentina for Polo Lessons

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Even though the Triple Corona ended last month and the world’s greatest polo players have already flown north to Wellington, the game’s allure and polo lifestyle continue to attract more tourists and aspiring players to Argentina, writes La Nacion’s Silvina Beccar Varela. As the sport attempts to broaden its appeal globally and attract more non-traditional followers, Varela says affordable Argentina is …

Brazil Becoming “The New Mecca for Argentine Wine”

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The Dia de San Valenti­n may be over, but the Argentine courtship of the growing ranks of Brazilian wine lovers is poised to intensify in 2011. A booming economy and growing middle class are fueling our Mercosur neighbor’s demand for premium wine from Argentina, so much so that La Nacion’s Alfredo Sainz declares Brazil, “the new mecca for Argentine wine.” …