VanityBA: Maxima’s Meteoric Rise From BA Teen To Dutch Queen

She was born in Buenos Aires to a middle class family, and today she becomes the Queen of the Netherlands. As Princess of the Netherlands for the past eleven years, Maxima has won the hearts of her fellow Dutch citizens, as well as Argentines who have been swept up in what the local press is describing as Maximania. La Nacion’s …

Rosario Real Estate Boom Shows No Signs Of Slowing

Real estate sales activity and new construction may be down this year in Buenos Aires, but that’s not the case in the country’s third largest city, Rosario. Roughly the size of Montevideo, Rosario is home to 1.3 million residents and one of Argentina’s most important agribusiness metros. In recent years, millions in soydollars generated on the Santa Fe farmland surrounding …

Tourism Now A US$2 Billion Industry In Uruguay

Foreign visitors in Uruguay are now spending over US$2 billion a year or approximately 7% of the country’s GDP, according to new data released this week. According to the Ministry of Tourism, Uruguay generated US$2.025 billion in tourism revenue in 2012, a figure four times greater than the US$500 million in tourism dollars the country was attracting just a decade …

Buenos Aires New Construction Activity Plummets 85%

Eighteen months since the implementation of currency controls intended to protect Argentina’s dollar reserves, new construction activity in the City of Buenos Aires is grinding to a halt. According to new data from the City’s Ministry of Housing, the number of requests for new construction permits fell 84.6% in the first two months of the year compared to the same …

UTE, Eletrobras Moving Forward With Uruguay Wind Farm

Uruguay’s state-owned power company and Brazil’s largest electric company have signed an agreement to build a 65 megawatt wind farm in Colonia. According to El Pais, the 50/50 joint venture will oversee the construction of a US$100 million wind farm in Tararias, Colonia set to begin in the next 45 days. Upon completion in July 2014, the UTE/Eletrobras partnership will …