Buenos Aires Embraces A Different Brand of Polo

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, creative class, foreign investment, us companies

When most foreign travelers and investors think of Polo in Buenos Aires, it conjures up images of Cambiaso and Palermo, high-goals and Hurlingham or Ellerstina v. La Dolfina. But the new wave of “polo” being embraced by the City of Buenos Aires is slowly changing the landscape of Capital Federal and transforming the city into a net exporter of creative …

Maldonado, Punta del Este Uruguay Move $7 Million in Real Estate Per Day

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Real estate transactions in the Uruguay state of Maldonando top $7 million dollars a day, according to new data released this week. Marcelo Gallardo of El Pais says a total of US$2.55 billion in real estate deals were closed between April of 2010 and April of 2011. And while projects in Punta del Este account for the bulk of that …

As The Real Turns: Brazil’s Importance Felt Daily In Argentina

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment

Of all of the Latin American countries participating in July’s Copa America, neighboring Brazil will undoubtedly send the most fans. After an opening round match in Buenos Aires against Venezuela on July 3, the Verde-Amarela nation will descend on Cordoba, San Juan and Mendoza. Yet, six weeks before the tournament begins, there are no rumors of a Brazilian invasion, because, …

For Argentina Real Estate, The Smart Money Looks To The Interior

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, us companies, wine & vineyards

Buenos Aires has been the belle of Argentina’s real estate ball for the past few years, but more foreign investors are beginning to discover the charms of the country’s interior provinces. In a sweeping north-to-south survey of markets with US$800 million in new projects under development, Cronista’s Lorena Obiol says Rosario, Cordoba, Mendoza, Bariloche and San Martii­n de los Andes …

China’s Growing Infatuation with Argentina Polo

Patrick Archer argentina polo, lifestyle

When China played host to the country’s first snow polo tournament in February, teams from several countries including Argentina entertained the crowds that gathered at Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club. Beneath the shadow of towering ice sculptures, the event had more of the feel of a pretentious society outing than a genuine embrace of serious high-goal polo. The Chinese, we remarked, …