Uruguay To Build New Megaport in Paysandu

Patrick Archer agribusiness, uruguay

The Uruguayan City of Paysandu is on the verge of becoming a Megaport and an engine for regional trade and development, according to Gonzalo Riet of La Republica. The state-owned oil company, Ancap, will spend US$20 million between now and 2013 to modernize the existing cement plant, build a new port in front of the plant, and install a new ethanol …

San Rafael Mendoza Is Having Its Moment

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

We already know Montevideo is Having Its Moment, so what is it about San Rafael? Ever since a CNN Money study came out naming the Mendoza city one of the four best places to retire in the world, media coverage and investor buzz has been building about this picturesque slice of Argentine wine heaven also known as Bonarda Country. While the …

Buenos Aires Soccer Stadium Now A Grow House for Copa America

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, technology

When Bono and U2 played three sold-out shows at the Estadio Unico de La Plata in Buenos Aires earlier this year, they dazzled the crowd with The Claw, the largest stadium set ever constructed. With only four days remaining until Copa America 2011, the Government of BA Province is rolling out their own high-tech light show. While 360 was the …

The Missing Link In Coastal Uruguay: The Garzon Bridge

Patrick Archer real estate, tourism, uruguay

In recent years we have witnessed the migration of both tourists and homebuyers away from Punta del Este and up the coast toward more exclusive and undeveloped beaches in the states of Maldonado and Rocha. Highway 10, the Uruguayan equivalent of PCH or Florida’s A1A, meanders 120 miles up the East Coast from the tip of Punta del Este to …

Restaurants, Clothing Will Dominate Argentina Franchise Future

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises

You can always count on the team at Cronista for a well-researched, in-depth analysis of macro trends shaping the future of specific sectors in Argentina. With The Smart Money Looks to the Interior, we attempted to summarize the highlights of Lorena Obiol’s brilliant real estate piece. Now, Laura Andahazi has penned an equally impressive survey of franchising trends in Argentina …