Uruguay Embraces Pro-Construction Policies

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, uruguay

After the U.S.’s $787 billion Grow Government package which Harvard essentially labeled a failure, it’s refreshing to hear about a stimulus package that could actually create jobs, promote development and provide some much needed housing. Montevideo’s LR21 reports today on the Uruguay government’s decision to promote a series of fiscal stimulus measures to incentivize private investment in the construction of …

China To Back Argentina Rail Renaissance

Patrick Archer foreign investment

With close to 30,000 miles of functioning tracks, Argentina’s rail network was one of the world’s most extensive and profitable by the middle of the last century, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting the country today. Sixty years of neglect have left the once robust freight and passenger railroads a rusting shell of their former selves. For example the …

Surfs Up: City Government Brings The Beach to Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, tourism

Even though it’s summertime and thousands of Buenos Aires residents have made their annual exodus to the beaches of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, surveys suggest 70% of portenos have neither the time nor the resources for such a vacation. In 2009, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires took a novel approach and decided if residents couldn’t go the …

Why Wind Energy Has Massive Potential in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Patrick Archer agribusiness, foreign investment

The Christmas holiday is a great time to be in Buenos Aires: Papa Noel sightings, colorful holiday decorations and gallerias packed with last-minute shoppers. And while the sights and sounds are memorable, it’s usually the smells that leave the most lasting impression on first-timers and foreign visitors. No matter where you are, the smoldering remnants from millions of lit fireworks …

City of Buenos Aires Technology District Ready for Liftoff in 2010

Patrick Archer ba government, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, technology, us companies

WiFi connectivity, generous tax breaks, grants to cover the cost of quality certification, preferred lines of credit at local banks, and a government-sponsored training program to groom future talent. It may sound like a Christmas wish list, but it’s an emerging high tech reality in the Parque Patricios neighborhood thanks to the City of Buenos Aires. And according to Cronista, …