Uruguay Embraces Pro-Construction Policies

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, uruguay

After the U.S.’s $787 billion Grow Government package which Harvard essentially labeled a failure, it’s refreshing to hear about a stimulus package that could actually create jobs, promote development and provide some much needed housing. Montevideo’s LR21 reports today on the Uruguay government’s decision to promote a series of fiscal stimulus measures to incentivize private investment in the construction of …

Argentina Real Estate Buyers Seek Sunshine State Bargains

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate

Back during the go-go days of the Florida real estate boom, many Latin American cable subscribers were bombarded with round-the-clock programming and cheesy infomercials like Viva Florida pumping the you-must-buy-now-deal-of-the-century-luxury-lifestyle-and-resort-style-amenities in high-rise towers and gated communities throughout Central and South Florida. When the market began to implode in 2007, many of those foreign buyers who reserved units got burned and …

VanityBA: Wathemala Blends Decor, NYC Style In Palermo

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, lifestyle, vanityba

Nestled deep on a quiet residential block of Palermo Hollywood sits a cozy house of decor inspired by New York in the 40’s and 50’s. Founders Marti­n Vadillo and Fernando Barbe opened Wathemala in July 2008 with the goal of creating a space where clients could enter, shop and enjoy good music. The elegant little shop is stacked to the rafters …

Polo’s Appeal Broadening to New Fans, Countries

Patrick Archer argentina polo, arts & entertainment, lifestyle, tourism

It may be winter here in Argentina, but the world’s polo elite continue the 2010 tour on the Northern Hemisphere fields of the U.S. and England. And if there’s a common theme we’re seeing on this year’s circuit, it’s the continued marketing maturation and well-coordinated attempts to broaden the game’s appeal to a much wider audience. First it was the …