As “Trade Down” Advantage Fades, What’s The Future for Argentine Wine Exporters?

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, lifestyle, wine & vineyards

That’s the central question posed in the new Argentina Wine Report from the Sociedad Argentina del Vino (SAV). Los Andes’ Gabriela Malizia says the report chronicles the market share gains Argentine wines made abroad in the wake of the 2008-09 crisis. Those gains in countries like the U.S. were made in large part due to “trade down,” the lower price/equal quality …

New Agreement Could Impact Argentine Investment in Uruguay Real Estate

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Argentines, the leading group of foreign investors in Uruguay real estate, may soon be dethroned by Americans, Canadians, Brazilians or residents of another foreign country if proposed legislation gives Argentine tax authorities a better understanding of which citizens are buying and selling Uruguay properties. According to Marcela Dobal at El Pais, speculation that such an accord would be signed by …

PPP: Uruguay To Actively Court Infrastructure Investors Abroad

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay

With 947 days until it hosts the 2014 World Cup, Pele says Brazil is not ready. The Brazilian soccer legend says 7 of the 12 host cities have not even commenced construction on much-needed infrastructure. When it comes to courting infrastructure investment, Brazil may want to take a page from Uruguay’s playbook. From airports to highways Uruguay already has some …

Latin American Travel & Tourism Industry Ready to Get “FIT” in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

Tourism is big business these days here in the Southern Cone, and all eyes are on BA for this weekend’s 2011 Latin America International Tourism Fair (FIT). The annual event attracts over 1,700 exhibitors including travel agents, hotel chains and tour operators from 45 countries in Latin America and beyond. The Expo is divided into four key areas to balance …

Record Number of Cruise Ships Coming to Argentina, Uruguay

Patrick Archer lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

When the first cruise ship of the 2011/12 Season arrives in Montevideo three weeks from today, it will mark the beginning of the longest and most profitable year for cruise operators in Argentina and Uruguay. “We’re going to have a record year with the arrival of 230 cruise ships in Montevideo and Punta del Este,” Uruguay Tourism official Liliam Kechichian …