Buquebus Francisco Wins World LNG Fuels’ Black Diamond Award

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The new LNG-powered Buquebus Francisco, has only been in service for a few months, but it already has a trophy to display in its massive Duty Free Shop alongside the Tannat and Toblerones. The new US$150 million Catamaran just received the Black Diamond Award at the 2014 World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston, the industry’s premier event promoting natural gas …

Buenos Aires City Planners Want To Double Density To 6 Million

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What’s the biggest problem in Buenos Aires?  Population density…as in it’s not dense enough, according to some Buenos Aires city planners who want to see Capital Federal’s population double from 3 million to 6 million. Plan To Double Buenos Aires Population is the headline of Franco Spinetta’s article in Diario Z which examines BA’s current population (basically 3 million for …

Puerto Madero New Condos Keep Rising Over Docks 2 and 3

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When the master plan for Puerto Madero was first unveiled in 1992, there was no mention of high-rise buildings for commercial or residential use. Two decades later, there are two dozen Puerto Madero buildings with over 20 stories and more on the way. Puerto Madero Reaches 26 Towers & Changes BA’s Horizon is the headline of Pablo Novillo’s analysis in …

Record New Resident Influx After Uruguay Immigration Law

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The number of foreign nationals requesting and receiving Uruguay residency rose 142% in 2013 reaching the highest level since passage of the country’s generous Migration Law in 2008. The Number of Argentine Residents Tripled is the headline of Gabriela Cortizas’ article in El Pais which shows, in addition to the recent Argentine influx, a doubling of the number of new …

AirEuropa Wants To Expand Service To Montevideo

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A modern motorcoach dubbed El Bus de la Alegria (Happiness) covered with soothing images of coastal Uruguay is winding its way through the Spanish countryside from Barcelona to Bilbao and Málaga to Madrid. Once on board, visitors can learn more about Uruguay tourism destinations and sample gourmet fare direct from el campo uruguayo. Air Europa, the Spanish carrier that initiated Madrid …