European Luxury Imports Are Booming in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer argentina polo, buenos aires events, foreign investment, lifestyle

If March sales figures were any indication, 2010 will be a very good year for European luxury automakers exporting to Argentina. According to iProfesional; Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche all posted double or triple-digit gains in units sold compared to March 2009. Several factors are contributing to the current boom: the falling Euro, pent-up demand after automakers slashed production and …

Operation White Dakar: Argentine Rally Inspires Major Spanish Cocaine Deal

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, entrepreneurs

While some stories hit on one or two of our main content categories, sometimes we unearth a gem that covers all the bases: Trade, Foreign Investment, Buenos Aires Events, and Entrepreneurs. The Argentina/Chile Dakar Rally kicked off in BA back in January, and the event was a major success for the second consecutive year. What has come to light recently is …

Starbucks Expanding in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, us companies

From Mercedes-Benz to American Express to McDonald’s, Argentines have long had an appetite for killer brands, so it was only logical that Starbucks finally made the foray into Buenos Aires. The Seattle-based coffee giant opened its first BA coffeehouse in the trendy Alto Palermo shopping center in May 2008, and the local chain now consists of four locations in Downtown, …