MoneyShow: Why Argentina Is Latin America’s Hidden Treasure

Patrick Archer foreign investment

A confluence of good news yesterday on several fronts: The market price for Argentina’s three major AgExports rose, the country risk fell another 3.5%, LCD prices have fallen 30% since the World Cup and debt repayment negotiations began in earnest with the Paris Club. Despite the onda positiva, it’s important to remember that each of these indicators is highly volatile and …

Santander Sees the Future in Argentina, Brazil, Latin America

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, visionaries

If you had any doubts about where the smart money is moving globally, you might want to take a look at Grupo Santander, the largest bank in the Euro-zone and one of the largest banks in the world. In recent interviews with everyone from Bloomberg to El Pai­s, Santander officials are understandably bullish on Argentina, Brazil and Latin America in general…so …

Vamonos!: Argentina is Always Better with the Kids

Patrick Archer argentina polo, lifestyle, tourism

Anyone who has spent time in Argentina can tell you the high priority that’s placed on family time, especially quality time with the kids. On weekends, city clubs and parks around Buenos Aires and throughout the country swell with parents relaxing and kids running everywhere playing futbol, roller hockey, tennis, golf and, yes, even polo. No surprise then that Argentina …

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 …

Tap That: Investors Score With Gold, Silver Mines in Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment, real estate

Casposo, a gold and silver mine in Argentina’s San Juan province is on the fast track toward producing its first gold in September, less than a year after initial excavation commenced. The news was the highlight of Troy Resources (ASX:TRY) quarterly earnings call earlier today. Australia-based Troy is an aggressive mid-tier gold producer with South American mining operations in Argentina …