Uruguay 2014 Soybean Harvest Will Set Another Record

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay

Soybean farmers in Uruguay are planting 250,000 more acres (100,000 hectares) of soybeans this year in anticipation of the country’s largest soybean harvest next year. In total, Uruguay farmers are expected to plant a total of 3.33 million acres (1.35mm hectares) of soybeans which would be an 8% increase over last year’s planting, according to the Business Regulation & Statistics Division …

VanityBA: Vinos de Lujo To Feature 300 Of Argentina’s Best Wines

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba, wine & vineyards

Late spring in Buenos Aires is prime time for two of the country’s best sporting events: polo watching and wine tasting. The Abierto is underway in Palermo with the usual suspects from Ellerstina and La Dolfina dominating, and polo’s ultimate pairing returns to the Alvear Palace next week. The 2013 edition of Vinos de Lujo sponsored by ICBC will feature over 300 …

Global Study Shows Forestry’s Rapid Evolution In Uruguay

Patrick Archer agribusiness, global rankings, real estate, uruguay

A new report this week in the journal Science summarizes the state of global deforestation over the past twelve years, and Uruguay is one of the few countries where the forest landscape is much more abundant than just a decade ago. Over a period of four years a University of Maryland-led team of scientists analyzed over 650,000 satellite images to …

One-Year Moratorium Imposed On River Plate Rock Concerts

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle

September 27, 2013 will be remembered as the day the music died at the Estadio Monumental, the largest venue for sporting events and concerts in Buenos Aires. The City of Buenos Aires’ Government Control Agency (AGC) just slapped a one-year moratorium on all “events and shows” at the 67,000-seat venue, because of the unauthorized sale of alcoholic beverages during an …

Argentina Bitcoins Surge In Acceptance As Inflation Hedge

Patrick Archer creative class, real estate, technology

Bitcoins, the virtual currency created by programmers in 2008, are quickly emerging as an inflationary hedge for a growing number of Argentines. In fact, Argentina now boasts the largest community of bitcoiners in Latin America. Bitcoins, An Alternative That Is Catching On As A Means Of Protecting Against Inflation is the headline of today’s article in iProfesional which features interviews …