Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

Elle Italia: Uruguay Is The New VIP Paradise

Patrick Archer culture, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The new issue of Elle Italia features Nambian supermodel Behati Prinsloo on the cover, but the magazine’s most awe-inspiring beauty flows from the pen of travel writer Annalisa Testa. Uruguay: Il Nuovo Paradiso del VIP (Uruguay The New VIP Paradise) is the title of Testa’s homage which extends the usual VIP playground narrative beyond the city limits of Punta del Este …

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 …

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 …