Pluna Airlines Sees The Future in Low Fares & Brazil

When it comes to flights between Argentina and Brazil, the major carriers may look at Uruguay as simply flyover country. But Montevideo-based Pluna sees its home country as the nexus for a well-oiled regional machine with a linchpin of low fares the big boys can’t match. The second part of the Pluna playbook involves more flights to new destinations in …

La Azotea de Haedo: A Pretty, Pink Piece of Punta del Este History

For Sale: Historic mansion in Punta del Este, built over six decades ago by a former President of Uruguay, gated compound spread over 3.7 acres, lush gardens and towering pines, central location next to the Cantegrill Country Club and only twelve blocks from Playa Mansa, walking distance to four public schools and two private colleges. And while the asking price …

The Time Is Now For Middle Class Housing Solutions in Argentina

The strength of the real estate sector in Argentina and Uruguay over the last fifteen months has been a global anomaly considering the housing meltdown in other countries during the same period. And while high inflation and a lack of sound investment alternatives bode well for continued strength in real estate, long-term prospects for builders would be so much brighter …

iPads Para Todos: What’s An iPad Worth in Argentine Steak or Milanesas?

When the iPad landed in Argentina last September, the 16GB base model cost $3399, or just under US$900. That same model now costs $3699, an 8.8% increase in five months. So with this inflationary environment, maybe we need to add Apple products to the list of consumer goods that classify as good investments in Argentina. But sometimes the relative value …

As Approval Process Gets Longer, Patagonia Real Estate Prices Are Rising

Bariloche is the most expensive real estate market in Argentina according to a new study of average prices for an existing 2 or 3-room apartment. Cronista’s MatiĀ­as Bonelli says the average price for such a property in Bariloche is US$150/SF with high-end properties reaching US$222/SF. Buenos Aires ranks second in terms of average prices trailing Bariloche by a mere 2.3%, …