Buenos Aires, Lain American Art Fuels Art Basel Miami Beach

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, creative class, culture, vanityba

From December 2-5 Art Basel, the most important art event in the United States and one of the most important art shows in the world, returns to Miami Beach. The sister event to Switzerland’s Art Basel, which has reigned as the world’s most prestigious art fair for over 40 years, Art Basel Miami Beach has opened the door to an …

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 …

Hook Em: Texas Billionaire Tom Hicks Still Long on Argentina

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, visionaries

Texas and Argentina have some wonderful things in common: good people, great beef, authentic cowboys and wide open spaces just to name a few. Maybe that’s why Dallas billionaire Thomas Hicks set his sights on the Pampas and Patagonia in the 1980’s. His now legendary private equity firms completed billions in leveraged acquisitions in the years that followed, including several …

Carpe Pasaporte: Living the Dream in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, tourism, wine & vineyards

While some of our home countries are drowning in debt, others lack optimism regarding job prospects and the economic outlook. It’s times like this when many begin to re-prioritize and ponder quality of life, a common narrative thread here on InvestBA. Whether it’s the annual International Living ranking or a wine expert lauding the “wonderfulness” of BA, or a foreign investor branding …

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 …