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 …

Neighbors and Nightlife Peacefully Coexist in Punta del Diablo

Patrick Archer aruba, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

It’s the coolest beach in Uruguay, so locals are accustomed to the annual influx of twentysomething sunseekers and clubhoppers. But as the crowds have grown larger with each passing summer, so too have the decibels from the beachside boliches. Fortunately a new zoning plan has both Punta del Diablo locals and summer visitors moving at their preferred paces and beats …

Paz E Sossego: Montevideo An Emerging Refuge For Brazilians

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

This today, according to Parana Online’s Marcio Barros who pens a detailed analysis of Montevideo’s allure for a growing number of tourism and business-minded Brazilians. “Montevideo is a charming city with an ideal tranquility for those who are searching for some peace and quiet. Located in the southern part of the country, the Uruguay capital is the Latin American city …

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 …