Cleaning Up: The Maid Service Industry in Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, culture, lifestyle

“The woman who cleaned our house was our best friend. We will never forget her and her lovely family.” Those words, found on one Buenos Aires expat’s blog, are a common refrain for many foreigners living and working in Buenos Aires. The maid or empleada domestica is a key member of most Argentine households, and their work ethic, reliability and …

The Case for Health Care and Medical Tourism in Argentina

Patrick Archer tourism

When most foreign journalists return home from a trip to Argentina, they often pen glowing reviews of their gastronomic conquests down south. Newsweek’s Howard Fineman is not one of those journalists. On a recent visit to see his daughter, who currently lives in Argentina, Fineman had a nasty bout with food poisoning. The illness and his subsequent 3-day stay in a …