Design Stars Shine In Buenos Aires Fashion Week

Buenos Aires is the city where “shopping” is much more than an action verb for describing the favorite indoor activity of many females…“shopping” is a place. In fact, BA is home to some of the largest gallerias—or shoppings—in Latin America. BA shoppings like Alto Palermo, Paseo Alcorta, Patio Bullrich, DOT Baires and Tortugas Open Mall all feature their share of international …

The Brand Called Argentina Coming to the U.S.

While some say beef is Argentina’s finest export, most European soccer club owners would politely disagree. The rosters of Europe’s legendary club teams are stacked with young players from Argentina like Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain. And while these talented twenty-somethings are gearing up for a match next week in Germany and this summer’s World Cup in South …

Wine Spectator Discovers The “Wonderfulness” of Buenos Aires

American wine critic and Wine Spectator contributing editor Matt Kramer arrives in Buenos Aires for a three-month stay and wastes little time getting to know the food & wine delights of his newly adopted barrio of Palermo Soho. Kramer authored several Making Sense of Wine books and coined a term “somewhereness” in describing a wine’s character. Prior to his departure, …

Bordering on Success: Chile, Uruguay Courting Foreign Investors

2011 will be a critical presidential election year in Argentina and aspiring candidates would do well to look at neighboring Chile and Uruguay for lessons in economic transformation. Both countries have elected presidents who ran on platforms prioritizing pro-business, foreign investment solutions over government programs and additional bureaucracy. Uruguay’s new president, Jose Mujica, takes office in March and “begins an …

Cirque Du Telecom: Finding Value Amid The Madness

It’s been twenty long years since the privatization of Argentina’s state-owned ENTel, four years since a massive $1.5 billion debt restructuring and two years since a highly publicized government investigation, but the future for Telecom Argentina shareholders still looks as volatile as its past. According to BusinessWeek, shares of Telecom’s ADRs (NYSE: TEO) have fallen 31% over the past two …