US Chamber of Commerce CEO: “The World Needs More Uruguay”

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, uruguay, us companies, visionaries

Those were the powerful words of U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue in his formal introduction of Uruguay President Jose Mujica earlier today in Washington.  Before U.S. Businessmen, Mujica Sold Uruguay As A Country To Live and Invest is how the local papers are summarizing the president’s 36-minute presentation this morning at the U.S. Chamber. But …

Why Invest In Uruguay? Foreigners Offer 2.775 Billion Reasons

Patrick Archer agribusiness, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, real estate, uruguay

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Uruguay has surged fourteen times over the past decade, and Uruguay FDI as a percentage of GDP is one of the three highest rates in Latin America. The new numbers released by Uruguay XXI show FDI in Uruguay has risen from a mere US$194 million in 2002 to three consecutive years of inflows exceeding US$2 …

Sofitel Casino Carrasco Opens A New Chapter of Luxury In Montevideo

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, aruba, creative class, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The highly anticipated re-opening of one of Montevideo’s most beautiful landmarks finally took place last evening, a historic event symbolizing triumph over adversity and the undeniable appeal of Uruguay for foreign investors. On a beautiful Thursday evening in Carrasco, hundreds of invited guests, foreign dignitaries and proud Montevideanos gathered at the hotel’s entrance enjoying the sounds of the Philharmonic, champagne …

Uruguay Is The Least Violent Country In Latin America

Patrick Archer competitiveness, global rankings, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

A new regional survey of violence by a Santiago-based non-profit organization finds that Uruguay is the safest country in Latin America measured in terms of homicide rates and other factors. The report validates findings earlier this year showing Uruguay and Argentina are two of the safest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The Latinobarometro Corporation’s 61-page report titled Citizen Safety: The Primary …

Argentina Ranks Among Safest Countries in Western Hemisphere

Patrick Archer competitiveness, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

We already know how favorably Buenos Aires ranks collectively in the Citi and Mercer global indices, while Argentina and Uruguay are consistently #1 and #2 in International Living’s Quality of Life Rankings for Latin America. Now comes a new global ranking and fortunately Argentina and Uruguay were a complete no-show: The Most Dangerous Cities in the World. Mexico-based Seguridad, Justicia …