New Buquebus Does Buenos Aires To Montevideo In 2 Hours

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, franchises, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

Buquebus will christen the newest addition to its fleet tonight at 20:00 in Puerto Madero and, in the process, the Southern Cone finally gets its own Popemobile. Austarlian wave piercing ferry builder Incat Tasmania built the new LNG-powered vessel over the past three years. It is the world’s first high-speed dual fuel vehicle and passenger ferry capable of traveling at 58.1 …

Uruguay Has The Fastest & Cheapest Internet In Latin America

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Uruguay is the Latin American country where residents have access to the fastest and cheapest Internet service in Latin America, according to a new global study on Internet connection speeds, rates and recent price reductions. The Google-funded “Price of Connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean” from the University of San Andres reveals several aspects of Uruguay’s fiber optic service which places …

Google Street View Cars Finally Begin Mapping Argentina

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Brazil has it. Chile has it. Colombia has it. So when will the country that loves to look at itself have it? Very soon according to Google. Six years after its initial launch in the U.S., Google Street View has been rolled out to a few accessible corners of Latin America. A lack of highway infrastructure, paramilitary zones and small …

More European Investors Looking For Uruguay Opportunities

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The number of European individuals and companies exploring investment opportunities in Uruguay rose sharply last month, according to the country’s leading investment and export promotion agency, Uruguay XXI. While neighboring Southern Cone countries led the list of foreign investors looking to invest in Uruguay in July, European investors in Uruguay moved aggressively in August and claimed the top spot in …

Punta del Este Convention Center Bid Process Opens…Again

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Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Punta del Este. Eighteen months after the first of two failed bid processes commenced seeking construction and management teams for a new Convention Center, a third bid process is underway. “Until the bid is awarded, until it begins and finishes and we hand the key to the management company and we …