Buenos Aires Tech District Welcomes 100th Company, Property Values Rising

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, technology

The Buenos Aires neighborhood of Parque Patricios is quickly becoming a hip haven for tech companies, young professionals and small service-oriented businesses hoping to cater to the new incoming wave of tech talent. At the core of the barrio, the City of Buenos Aires Technology District is the magnet which is attracting the talent and simultaneously revitalizing the neighborhood. Clarin’s …

Argentina, Colombia Competing for Foreign Investors

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings

During the 1990s, Argentina reported annual GDP numbers over US$150-200 billion greater than South American rival Colombia. Argentina’s financial crisis proved to be a great equalizer a decade ago leaving both Argentina and Colombia with 2002 GDP numbers of approximately US$100 billion. The ensuing decade has been a story of tremendous growth and nearly lock-step movement as the two economies …

Palermo Real Estate: The Buenos Aires Barrio With Greatest Demand

Patrick Archer aruba, average prices, foreign investment, real estate

The Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo is the largest and most populated in the City of Buenos Aires. It also has the most gallerias and boutiques, the most museums and cultural centers, the most gourmet restaurants, the most Subte stations, the best hospitals, the most miles of Mejor en Bici paths and, of course, the most parks and sprawling green …

More Yachts, Private Jets & Helicopters Make Annual Punta del Este Pilgrimage

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

The number of yachts, helicopters and private jets descending on the waterfront playground of Punta del Este has doubled in the past two years, according to a new analysis in El Pais. And while Argentines still account for the majority of all arrivals on private planes and watercraft, the number of visitors from Brazil, the US and other foreign countries …

VanityBA: Strange Wave of Political Correctness Washes Up On BA Beaches

Patrick Archer lifestyle, vanityba

It happens every summer in Buenos Aires. After weeks of holiday parties and triple-digit temperatures, something bizarre washes ashore that creates a scandal and makes national headlines. First fake Viagra, then a “modified” Dakar Rally truck, and now political correctness and metrosexuals on the beaches in the Province of Buenos Aires. First the political correctness. California-based surf company Reef, which …