Alvear Tower Puerto Madero Will Be Tallest Building in Buenos Aires

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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 …

VanityBA: Argentina Polo Season Kicks Into High Gear Today

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If the Argentina polo season were a sleek black 333-horsepower Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI, it would be easing into the left lane today and flooring it. That’s because the final of the first jewel of the Triple Crown will be contested this afternoon at the Tortugas Country Club, and the matchup is one of superlatives. Adolfo Cambiaso (10) and La …

BMW Argentina to Swap Sedans for Rice, Leather & Auto Parts

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How many sacks of rice for an M3 coupe? How many leather hides for a Mini Cooper Cabrio? It may sound strange, but BMW Argentina will soon find out. After an eight-month embargo, the company finally reached an agreement with the government to allow the resumption of its luxury imports. Earlier this year the federal government told foreign automakers they …

VanityBA: The Polo Triple Crown Is Officially Underway in Argentina

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Spring has sprung in Buenos Aires and with it polo season is in full swing. The weather was perfect yesterday for the first match of the Tortugas Open, a six-team tournament and the first jewel of the Triple Corona. This year promises the same caliber of high-goal polo from the world’s greatest players with the added intrigue of some lineup …

Coastal Uruguay Real Estate Sales Exceed US$100 Million a Month

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Coastal real estate in and around Punta del Este continues to be a magnet for foreign investors, and the value of Uruguay homes and apartments sold tops US$100 million per month, according to El Observador. In the most recent twelve-month period examined, properties sold in Maldonado exceeded US$1.4 billion, and in the 28-month period from January 2009 to May 2011, …