Buenos Aires Mayor Shares His Vision in Miami

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, entrepreneurs, visionaries

Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri spoke yesterday at the Miami Herald’s Americas Conference 2009 and shared his vision for Argentina’s future. Macri, who appeared in a panel discussion with journalist Andres Oppenheimer and Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli, was critical of mistakes made over the past 20 years. According to Poder Magazine, “Macri told those present that his work will be concentrated on …

The Man Behind Ralph Lauren’s Black Label

Patrick Archer argentina polo, lifestyle, us companies

While most boys grow up wearing polo shirts, others grow up to be fashion icons. Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras was born in 1977 to a middle-class family in Buenos Aires. He started riding horses and learned to play polo at a very young age. In 2000, he met Ralph Lauren who would eventually make Nacho the face of his …

Global Supply Chain Deal Benefits Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, visionaries

This is a fascinating video that sheds light on a truly global deal, Argentina’s role in the supply chain, and China’s insatiable appetite for everything. Noble Group CEO Richard Elman sits down with Bloomberg’s Bernie Lo to talk about China Investment Corporation’s (CIC) $850 million purchase of a 15% stake in Noble. Bloomberg notes that China has an appetite for …

Argentina’s Golden Arches Burning Brightly

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, us companies

Bloomberg is reporting that Buenos Aires-based Arcos Dorados, owner of the license to operate McDonald’s restaurants in Argentina and several other Latin American countries, will tap international debt markets and issue $450 million in 10 year bonds this week. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley will manage what Bloomberg calls “the first Argentine corporate bond sale in international …

US Firms Investing in Biofuels in Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, technology, us companies

California-based CTI Technology (CVAT.OB) today announced a long-term agreement with Biocombustibles y Energias Alternativas (ALSBIO) to develop projects in Argentina and other parts of Latin America. According to the announcement, ALS had already partnered with DOW Chemical and identified several projects where CTI technology could dramatically improve yields and profitability. CTI CEO Roman Gordon said, “We are very pleased to …