In Buenos Aires, Winter Goes Out with a Retail, Tourism Bang

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, tourism

When we look back on 2010 in Argentina from an economic standpoint, the year will be remembered for some key trends that helped lift the country out of the doldrums of 2008/09: consumer confidence, retail spending, housing demand and the record influx of tourists, both domestic (notably BA for the Bicentennial) and international. And while we’re still months away from …

For Many Argentine Travelers, BA Means Brasil Ahora!

Patrick Archer lifestyle, tourism

At the height of the summer travel season, we posed the question, Where do Brazilians go when they need a little D&R (Descanso e Relaxmento)? Judging by the Portuguese-speaking throngs on the slopes of Bariloche or in the trendiest parrillas in Puerto Madero, we surmised, Argentina was a safe bet. Now the flip-side of that tourism coin: A record number of Argentines …

Bienvenidos A Bordo: 2010 Market Predictions for Argentina

Patrick Archer foreign investment, uruguay

Latin America is a region of the globe where pessimism springs eternal when it comes time for annual economic forecasts. From a BA perspective, it’s a little like making a reservation with Aerolineas, the state-owned airline: You know you will eventually reach your destination, but you’re just not exactly sure how or when. Similarly, economists and regional analysts know Latin American countries …