VanityBA: The Infidelity Social Network Begins Argentine Seduction

Patrick Archer lifestyle, technology, vanityba

The world’s second fastest-growing social network has landed in Argentina, but it’s not exactly a forum for sharing with your closest friends and family. In fact, it encourages just the opposite: connecting with total strangers and having marital affairs. And apparently tens of thousands of Argentines are not single and ready to mingle. According to SiteMarca, Ashley Madison is investing …

Major Upgrade To Uruguay When The New Buquebus Arrives This Year

Patrick Archer lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

The finishing touches are being put on the new Buquebus over in Australia before the jumbo catamaran goes into service later this year. With the delivery date fast approaching, attention now turns to interior design, and renderings suggest the new HSF will be as stylish inside as it is gentle on the outside. The new LNG-powered ferry will feature three …

Double-Digit Discounts For Argentina Buyers With Dollars

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

The stagnation of real estate market activity in Argentina brought on by currency controls has been offset in recent months by the “pesofication” of the market for new condo, home and lot sales. Pent-up demand and Argentines’ preference for real estate was evident two weeks ago when one BA developer launched a new phase in Pilar and set a company …

La Paloma Port: China May Help Build The Largest Project In Uruguay History

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, uruguay

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao completes his official visit to Argentina today, but the most tempting offer he heard may be the one Uruguay put on the table last Friday. In meetings between Wen, President Mujica and a cadre of ministers from both countries, China was invited to participate in the construction and development of the Port of La Paloma, a …

LATAM Airlines Merger “An Opportunity To Take South America To The World”

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, tourism

LAN Airlines S.A. (LAN) and TAM S.A. (TAM) completed their long-awaited stock swap on Friday, and the merger of the two South American airlines creates a regional behemoth to be reckoned with. Already regarded as two of the most efficient and well-run airlines in Latin America, Chile’s LAN and Brazil’s TAM are only expected to become more efficient and profitable …