Uruguay Extra Virgin Olive Oil Earns Global Elite Status

Patrick Archer agribusiness, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay, wine & vineyards

One year after joining the ranks of the world’s top ten producers in terms of quality, the Uruguay olive oil industry is preparing for another record harvest and rising exports in 2014. “The Uruguay Olive Begins To Appear Around The World” is the title of Valentin Trujillo’s detailed analysis of the evolution of the Uruguay olive industry from its humble …

Uruguay Embraces Pro-Construction Policies

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, uruguay

After the U.S.’s $787 billion Grow Government package which Harvard essentially labeled a failure, it’s refreshing to hear about a stimulus package that could actually create jobs, promote development and provide some much needed housing. Montevideo’s LR21 reports today on the Uruguay government’s decision to promote a series of fiscal stimulus measures to incentivize private investment in the construction of …

“Virgen Extra”: Argentina Olive Oil Investments

Patrick Archer agribusiness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, wine & vineyards

Of all the agribusiness investment opportunities in Argentina and Uruguay, olive oil estates are some of the youngest and most promising. Increasingly health conscious consumers in foreign countries are stoking global demand for olive oil which has tremendous health benefits including heart disease protection and colon cancer prevention. Industry publication Olive Oil Times says Argentina has capitalized on growing demand …

Santander Sees the Future in Argentina, Brazil, Latin America

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, visionaries

If you had any doubts about where the smart money is moving globally, you might want to take a look at Grupo Santander, the largest bank in the Euro-zone and one of the largest banks in the world. In recent interviews with everyone from Bloomberg to El Pai­s, Santander officials are understandably bullish on Argentina, Brazil and Latin America in general…so …

Buenos Aires Outlet Shopping Attracting Bargain-Hunters

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, lifestyle, tourism, vanityba

It used to be that Argentines had to travel roughly 4,500 miles to South Florida or Orlando’s International Drive to indulge in deep discount retail therapy, but it seems the outlet concept has caught on fire in one BA neighborhood. Villa Crespo has long been known as a solid, middle-class residential neighborhood, but the 2001 financial crisis left this BA …