The 51% Club: South America’s Economic Strength Bailing Out Spanish Banks

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises

Spain currently has 23% unemployment, a full-blown sovereign debt crisis and government predictions today of things getting worse before they get better. It’s somewhat amusing then to read an op-ed piece in El Pai­s from a Spanish architect looking down his nose at the region (a national pastime) and weighing in on “El Futuro en Latinoamerica.“ Rather than pondering LatAm …

The Argentine Economy Recovers Strength

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment

The buzz about Argentina seems to be having an impact on investors of all stripes. After Sunday’s 3-1 defeat of Mexico, global betting sources say the Albiceleste’s odds of winning the World Cup improved to 15/4, third only to Spain and Brazil. Whether sports gambling qualifies as “investing” is certainly open to debate; however, a more sober cadre of long-term …