Category Archives: Argentina

Criminally Bad Business Decisions in Argentina

During the 1974-2002 epoch in Argentina, it was a criminal offense for a business owner to make bad decisions. According to Ian Mount, author of The Vineyard at the End of the World, one victim ensnared by the law was … Continue reading

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Chile Subsidizing Argentine Incubator

According to SmartPlanet, Chile is subsidizing Argentine technology business incubator Nxtp.Labs. The Argentines operate a conventional incubator where the investors expect to profit by taking equity in return for mentorship and capital. Start-Up Chile, in contrast, invests without receiving equity … Continue reading

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Argentinians Emigrating to Chile

La Segunda published a story about Argentinians emigrating to Chile featuring 5 migrants, including Horacio de La Peña, who was robbed by the Argentine government during the corralito of 2001. Business manager Ernesto Ezquer is concerned about crime in Argentina. … Continue reading

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Heartwarming News from Chile

Rob Woodward, a New Zealander that has been living in Chile since 1997 and his wonderful Chilean wife Angélica Prieto are retiring young. Rob started his business, Woodward Chile, 10 years ago when he was 30 and has been spectacularly … Continue reading

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What’s it like to be kidnapped in Buenos Aires?

Taos, an English speaker, recounts his nightmare in the Argentine Post: I was kidnapped briefly in a taxi in 1999. The whole incident lasted only about an hour, making it an express kidnapping. I reported it to police, who didn’t … Continue reading

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Protectionism in Argentina

The Economist recently described protectionism in Argentina, including the micromanagement of imports: For firms that refuse to (or cannot) move production to Argentina, the government offers another option: deals to export goods worth at least as much as a company’s … Continue reading

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A Memoir of the Falklands/Malvinas War

If you’re not convinced that all governments are evil, then read the amazing Falklands/Malvinas War memoir, A very dirty war: British soldiers shot dead by enemy troops waving the white flag and Argentinian prisoners bayoneted in cold blood. An ex-Para … Continue reading

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Electronics Manufacturing Lunacy in Argentine Patagonia

Argentina continues as the laughing stock of economists everywhere, subsidizing electronics manufacturing at the bottom of the world: Over the past three years, Argentina has added nearly 10,000 jobs on assembly lines that turn out TVs by Samsung Electronics Co., … Continue reading

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Programming at the Bottom of the World

The Wall Street Journal recently described several startups that are helping people to learn to develop software, including Treehouse Island, specializing in web and mobile phone development technologies such as HTML5 and Android. One of their customers, Nahuel Chaves replied: … Continue reading

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Web Startup Bubble Losing Air Fast

The Wall Street Journal reports that web startup seed stage funding is disappearing as angel investors balk at high valuations.

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