Buenos Aires Embraces A Different Brand of Polo

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, creative class, foreign investment, us companies

When most foreign travelers and investors think of Polo in Buenos Aires, it conjures up images of Cambiaso and Palermo, high-goals and Hurlingham or Ellerstina v. La Dolfina. But the new wave of “polo” being embraced by the City of Buenos Aires is slowly changing the landscape of Capital Federal and transforming the city into a net exporter of creative …

Imbatible: Wal-Mart Argentina Continues Expansion

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, us companies

Ahorra dinero. Vivi­ mejor. Wal-Mart’s tagline proposition to Argentine consumers is simple: Save Money. Live Better. And judging by the company’s track record of growth in the country and recently announced plans for expansion, it’s a winning formula. The company, which opened its first Sam’s Club in 1995, will operate 43 stores in 32 cities by year’s end. Wal-Mart Argentina …