Google Street View Cars Finally Begin Mapping Argentina

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, us companies

Brazil has it. Chile has it. Colombia has it. So when will the country that loves to look at itself have it? Very soon according to Google. Six years after its initial launch in the U.S., Google Street View has been rolled out to a few accessible corners of Latin America. A lack of highway infrastructure, paramilitary zones and small …

Border Shopping: Argentina, Chile Lure Bargain-Seekers Next Door

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, tourism

Favorable exchange rates and the prospect of snatching up cheaper everything from laptops and lingerie to tablets and toys are prompting hundreds of thousands of Argentines and Uruguayans to make a run for the border with cash and credit cards in hand. Cronista has back-to-back features this week highlighting this Southern Cone shopping trend beginning with the droves of deal-seekers …

Argentines Now Paying 40% More At The Grocery Store

Patrick Archer competitiveness, lifestyle

Argentina finds itself alone atop a new regional ranking of Latin America…unfortunately this one is not for tourism growth or FIFA standings. Argentines are paying almost 40% more at the supermarket today compared to a year ago, the highest year-over-year increase for any country in the region. “Record Latino” is how Cronista summarizes the findings from Kantar Worldpanel’s report “Latin …

For Argentina Real Estate, The Smart Money Looks To The Interior

Patrick Archer foreign investment, hotels & casinos, real estate, tourism, us companies, wine & vineyards

Buenos Aires has been the belle of Argentina’s real estate ball for the past few years, but more foreign investors are beginning to discover the charms of the country’s interior provinces. In a sweeping north-to-south survey of markets with US$800 million in new projects under development, Cronista’s Lorena Obiol says Rosario, Cordoba, Mendoza, Bariloche and San Martii­n de los Andes …