South America’s Most Livable Cities: Buenos Aires & Montevideo

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, us companies

While global mergers and acquisitions are based largely on perceived synergies and potential bottom line impact, a very human-oriented discussion typically emerges once the deal is done. Who do we send from the Home Office to manage the new foreign subsidiary? How is the quality of life there vis-a -vis the U.S.? And, of course, what is an appropriate compensation …

“There Are Better Places to Live”

Patrick Archer culture, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

With volcanic ash cascading earthward, half of all flights grounded in Europe and U.S. housing prices nursing an “epic hangover,” it’s a good morning to reflect on quality of life and other advantages of living here in Argentina and Uruguay. Granted, both countries rank consistently as the #1 and #2 destinations in Latin America for Quality of Life, but sometimes …

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 …

Wine Spectator Discovers The “Wonderfulness” of Buenos Aires

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

American wine critic and Wine Spectator contributing editor Matt Kramer arrives in Buenos Aires for a three-month stay and wastes little time getting to know the food & wine delights of his newly adopted barrio of Palermo Soho. Kramer authored several Making Sense of Wine books and coined a term “somewhereness” in describing a wine’s character. Prior to his departure, …

Argentina, Uruguay Top International Living Quality of Life Index…Again

Patrick Archer foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

For the second consecutive year, Argentina and Uruguay were the two highest ranking Latin American countries in International Living’s annual 2010 Quality of Life Index. (Click image to enlarge) On the 1-100 scale, Argentina received its highest marks in the categories of Risk & Safety (100), Climate (91), Freedom (83) and Health (82). Of the 194 countries surveyed, Argentina ranked …