Uruguay Teaching The World Valuable Lessons In Rice Production

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, competitiveness, real estate, uruguay

This week Punta del Este welcomes the 2012 Global Conference on Agricultural Research, and one leading agronomist says the host country has plenty to celebrate and showcase for global visitors, farmers and agricultural engineers. Gonzalo Zorrilla, Executive Director of the Latin American Fund for Rice Irrigation, says rice production in Uruguay is “as unique as it is surprising.” The country boasts …

Argentina Summer Vacations Will Cost 25% More This Year

Patrick Archer aruba, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

As we’ve seen recently, Argentina staycations are on the rise, and now so are the prices hotels and homeowners plan to charge those who spend their precious holidays tomando sol in Carilo and Pinamar instead of Manantiales and Miami. Renting a house on the Atlantic Coast (of Argentina) will cost up to $170,000 pesos, is the title of Juan Gasalla’s detailed …

Uruguay Building Massive Science & Tech Free Trade Zone

Patrick Archer aruba, competitiveness, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, technology, uruguay

Forward-thinking Uruguay is making another massive infrastructure investment in order to court more international companies and domestic innovation in the fields of science and technology. The Parque de las Ciencias (Park of the Sciences) is being built on the outskirts of Montevideo with the stated goal of becoming the most modern free-trade zone in all of Latin America. Companies relocating …

Uruguay Hotels Post Minimum Prices To Attract Argentines

Patrick Archer aruba, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Summer season may still be two months away, but a full-scale battle for summer tourism dollars is already being waged between the Uruguay hotel sector and the Argentine government. For every measure the former rolls out to entice Argentines to spend January and February vacations in Uruguay, the latter counters with more obstacles making it more difficult for Argentines do …

Argentina Polo: Tortugas’ Grand Palermo Finale & Hurlingham Rising

Patrick Archer argentina polo, buenos aires events, lifestyle

Tortugas, the first jewel of the Triple Crown of polo will be contested today at 15:30, not as in years past at the Tortugas Country Club but rather on Field 2 in Palermo, the same site as the Abierto qualifiers and the 90th anniversary party of the Asociacion Argentina de Polo two weeks ago. Today’s match will feature Ellerstina Citi …