The Argentine President Milei chainsaw: A bold vision for Argentina’s rebirth?

The firebrand new President ignites his nation’s hope for revival, confronting decades of economic decline. Can he deliver? he 96-year-old TV host, Mirtha Legrand, reaches across and holds the hand of the firebrand new Argentine TV President, Javier Milei. “I am an old lady, and I don’t want to leave this world without seeing my country flourish”, she asks, through glassy eyes. President Milei responds: “You will see it flourish”. Milei holds Legrand’s embrace across the show’s closing credits.…

The Estrugamou in Buenos Aires – The Pinnacle of French Classical Architecture

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On the corner of Juncal and Esmeralda streets, in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, sits a stately and imposing relic of an era of French architecture in Buenos Aires, a city often dubbed the “Paris of South America.” The residential Estrugamou Building, or Edificio Estrugamou, resembles an aristocratic French mansion with its chimneys, mansard roof, cornices, and three-story classical columns. The first wave of French architects came to Argentina in the 1820s, shortly after independence from Spain…

Why Buenos Aires is an attractive designation for retirees

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city known for its European charm, rich cultural heritage, and thriving arts scene. With its sunny climate, affordable cost of living, and welcoming people, Buenos Aires has become a popular destination for retirees looking to spend their golden years in an exciting and stimulating environment. This article will explore the many attractions that make Buenos Aires an ideal retirement place. Culture and Entertainment Buenos Aires is a city…

The six neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires with the most significant supply and demand for temporary rentals

Did you know that six neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires have the highest demand for temporary rentals? These areas have a booming real estate market and offer ample opportunities for short-term rentals. Palermo, Recoleta, San Nicolás, Belgrano, Retiro, and Monserrat are the hotspots for temporary rentals in the city. Don’t believe us? The Real Estate Monitor conducted a study and found that these neighbourhoods account for most temporary rental properties. Using AIRDNA as a source, the study revealed that…

Argentina: The impact of the devaluation on residential sales and the fine print of the new stamp duty tax

Specialists now speak of a “slight recovery” of the market, but the fever experienced in August to October that is beginning to cool down after the elections. October once again smiled on the real estate market. Despite going through a change of government, with the uncertainty that this implies, 2023 was positive for purchasing and selling properties. The city of Buenos Aires is a clear example of the trend, since in the 11th month of the year, 4,068 operations were carried out. The number is celebrated…

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral (Chile)

The early Scots pioneers in Argentina and the Patagonia Austral As part of the massive exodus of European peoples, significant Scots emigrated overseas the hundred years before the First World War. Most settled in the United States of America or Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of Britain’s vast empire. A significant minority, however, emigrated to South American states, Argentina being a popular choice. The first Scots settled there in the years before Argentina became an independent confederation…

Argentine-owned Buquebus has under construction the largest 100% electric high-speed catamaran ferry in the world

Shipbuilders Incat Tasmania has begun constructing what they claim will be the world’s largest electric ferry boat. The 130-meter-long unit has been ordered by Buquebús, which offers passenger services between Buenos Aires and the Uruguayan ports of Colonia and Montevideo through the Río de la Plata. It was reported to have room for 2,100 travellers and 226 vehicles. Buquebus is owned by Argentine Juan Carlos López Mena Plans for the ninth Incat vessel to join the Buquebus fleet were originally announced…

Recently appointed President Javier Milei has passed a “mega decree” that includes the repealing the land foreign ownership rules

The Government will remove the rule that in 2011 limited the sale of fields to foreigners. This law is amongst the 200 pages of other modified or removed to fire up Argentina’s economy and remove the damage that 70 years of Peronism have done to one of the world’s most important economies. These points, among others, are contained in the megadecree of necessity and urgency that the Government will announce. This Wednesday, according to reports, President Javier Milei will…

The importance of bioceanic corridors for Chile

More than simply routes, bioceanic corridors are an engine for regional development and the key to Latin American integration. Through its strategic location and openness to global trade, Chile is driving ambitious connectivity projects. Bioceanic corridors have become crucial for Latin America’s socioeconomic, tourism, and environmental development. Since the Asunción Declaration in 2015, which prioritised developing the corridor between Porto Murtinho in Brazil and ports in northern Chile, these projects…

A Night of Buenos Aires Tango – Stunning Photography

Memories of Buenos Aires Tango Buenos Aires Tango, a set on Flickr. A Tango night photographed by world-renown Frenchman photographer Christian Senat when he was in Buenos Aires visiting Gateway to South America – Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires Tango & Milonga Guide Six Great Tango Shows in Buenos Aires There are many, many tango shows in Buenos Aires. The format is usually a dinner show with a variety of dancers and musicians performing over a period of somewhere between 1.5 and 3 hours. Some are located…

“Uncovering Argentina’s Game-Changing Solution to Economic Crisis: How “Shock Measures” Could Turn the Tide!”

Get ready for some significant changes in Argentina. Javier Milei, the new president, announced drastic measures that will impact the nation and its neighbours. We’re talking about cutting the currency’s value in half, reducing aid to provincial governments, suspending public works, and even cutting subsidies for gas and electricity. And yes, some taxes will also go up. But let’s be real. It’s time to face the facts. Argentina’s economy has been a disaster for way too long. And…

Entering South America – 7 Essential Tips to make your life easier

Our top tips are based on our experience assisting hundreds of companies enter the Latin American Region and are directly relevant to many of the legal and operating issues that you are likely to encounter. Understanding the different issues will be the difference between a successful entry and one that is filled with stress and problems.   Tailor your Company’s constitutional documents

 A company’s articles of association set out the formalities relating to the composition of the board of directors…

Argentine business leaders warm to Javier Milei’s presidency

The president-elect enjoyed support from the group known as the ‘G6,’ with many asking for deep changes. Excitement and anticipation filled the air in Argentina after the victory of far-right economist Javier Milei in Sunday’s election. Leaders and major business associations quickly supported the president-elect, voicing their eagerness to join forces and tackle the country’s economic issues. Amidst the congratulations pouring in for Milei, the renowned “G6” alliance, comprised…

Lifestyle House Hunting in Argentina could get you a bargain, but wait six months and you will miss out

The housing market has sharply declined along with the Argentine peso in many of the prime lifestyle locations in Argentina over the past few years, but now there is a new paradigm.  Javier Milei, Argentina’s new liberal president, is changing the rules, and we expect Argentina to boom after a serious adjustment. A good example is what is happening in Mendoza. Luján de Cuyo is a small town in the western province, a wine-producing region celebrated for its abundant Malbec grapes. It sits at the eastern…

Will Javier Milei Change Argentina? An Initial Analysis

On November 19, Argentine voters elected Javier Milei, President of the Argentine Republic. Milei, an outsider with little political experience, is known for his “liberal” (in the Milton Friedman sense of the word) economic stances and his passionate televised appearances. His zealous repudiation of Argentina’s history of government intervention in the economy and redistribution of wealth has captured worldwide attention. The Milei Phenomenon Javier Milei is an economist and ardent defender of liberal…
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