Porsche Argentina Will Trade Carreras for Cabernet Franc

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

As we’ve seen in recent spats with Brazil and China, Argentina’s trade balance can be a sensitive issue for the Casa Rosada. But the backlash moved beyond BRIC-landia when the Ministry of Interior Trade decided to go after luxury automakers who ship high-end cars to Argentina without buying anything in return. And while several U.S., European and Asian countries export …

U2 360 Tour in Buenos Aires: Even Better Than The “River” Thing

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events

When U2 takes the stage Wednesday night in Argentina, it won’t be at the Monumental in Nunez, the home to River Plate and the venue where Madonna, The Police, AC/DC and even U2 themselves have all filmed concert videos. Instead, the $750 million-grossing 360 Tour will head south to La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires Province, a city where …

The City of Buenos Aires Receives 80 Demolition Requests Per Week

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, culture, real estate

The City of Buenos Aires receives 80 demolition requests per week for old buildings, but that doesn’t mean historic properties are in jeopardy, according to information provided to Clarin by the GCBA Ministry of Urban Development. Clarin’s Pablo Novillo says the construction boom in Buenos Aires and steady stream of demo requests prompted the City to be more proactive in identifying …

Buquebus Opens Its First Franchise Outside of Buenos Aires in Tandil

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, tourism, uruguay

The Uruguay tourism juggernaut that is Buquebus just keeps growing, diversifying and extending its travel and tourism offerings in Argentina and Uruguay. In a ceremony held at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Buquebus announced the grand opening of its first franchise in the beautiful city of Tandil. Buquebus Tandil will be the company’s first franchise in Argentina, an important step …

Average Buenos Aires Salary Would Buy A 5 Square Foot Apartment

Patrick Archer average prices, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate

A new report from the Economics Institute at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) suggests the average salary in Buenos Aires is enough to buy five square feet of a new construction apartment in the City of Buenos Aires. In other words, it would take 100 salaries for the average family to be able to buy their own 500-square-foot …