BA, Montevideo Among Top 10 Latin American Hotspots

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, hotels & casinos, tourism, uruguay, us companies

MasterCard released their annual Global Destination Cities Index today, and both Buenos Aires and Montevideo rank among the Top 10 Destination Cities in Latin America. The third annual ranking and forecast of international visitor arrivals and expenditures in 132 cities worldwide predicts the Top 10 Latin American destination cities will receive 15.4 million international visitors in 2013. By city, the Top …

Subtrash: Buenos Aires Takes Garbage Problem Underground

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events

The City of Buenos Aires is taking another important step toward alleviating the mess associated with the 5,000 tons of garbage thrown out daily in Capital Federal. While the trash generated is one problem, it’s the opening of and rummaging through curbside trash bags which creates even greater contamination and health hazards. In order to address the problem, the City …

Mendoza Produced 69% Of Argentina’s Wine Harvest

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

2013 was a good year for Mendoza vineyards, as production surged back to historical levels following a disappointing 2012. The 2013 Argentina wine harvest resulted in 28.51 million quintals (100 kilograms) of grapes, a 28% increase over the 22.30 million quintals harvested in 2012, according to Cronista. The 2013 rebound was something to celebrate following the 2012 harvest which was …

Carmelo, Uruguay Property Values Have Doubled Since 2008

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

Carmelo is emerging as the coastal Uruguay destination of choice for high-net-worth Argentines, and the trend is reflected in a near doubling of land prices since 2008, according to the Uruguay Real Estate Chamber. “Carmelo, A New Center of Attraction For Argentine Investors” is the front page story in today’s BAE Negocios which points to a wave of new construction …

VanityBA: Gorgeous Uruguay Lands On The Cover of Vogue

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In the world of fashion, you know you’ve made it when you land on the cover of Vogue, so the new issue is some serious Manhattan validation for one gorgeous rising star…Uruguay. Vogue chose Uruguay as the background for the May issue with celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino capturing the natural beauty of Uruguay, a polo match, the rolling hills …