VanityBA: Montevideo Fashion Week Hits The Catwalk

Mo’ fashion, mo’ designers, mo’ mentum. Montevideo’s got the MoJo as MoWeek 2011 kicks off tomorrow in Montevideo. The second-annual fashion event running today through Saturday will bring together Uruguay’s best designers, models and stylists for a three-day celebration of emerging talent and continued professionalization of Uruguay’s fashion industry. Three full days of Fall/Winter collections will be complemented by showrooms, …

While U2 Plays, The Taxman Prowls in Buenos Aires

U2’s long-awaited return to Buenos Aires last night featured a set list that began with Even Better Than The Real Thing, marking the first time the Achtung Baby classic has been played live since 2001. As always, the band weaved in snippets of other classics like Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds and FGTH’s Relax. What some fans may have missed, …

Turismo: Uruguay’s Best Summer In A Decade

With the first quarter winding down, the Uruguay Tourism Office is looking in the rear-view mirror at the strongest summer in over ten years. January and February are already in the books, and both months saw record arrivals and hotel bookings, said Tourism Secretary Luis Bohm. And if that weren’t enough good news, this month will likely set a new …

Porsche Argentina Will Trade Carreras and Cayennes for Cabernet Franc

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

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 …