Category Archives: Argentina

Argentina Articles, Chapter 1

Doing Business in Argentina: A Constant Feeling of Crisis Think the U.S. economy feels shaky? Try doing business in Argentina, where corruption is the norm, regulations are absurd, inflation is rampant, and financial crises are a dime a dozen (11 … Continue reading

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Notes and Photos from Argentine Patagonia

We passed 8 weeks in Argentina, half in Patagonia enjoying the mountain lake scenery. Besides, Chile expels us every 90 days and Argentina is pleased to accept our money. We made a slideshow of some of the sights. Patagonia is … Continue reading

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Terroir: Vineyards in Chile and Mendoza

I learned a new word thanks to Argento Wine, publishers of The Real Argentina, who responded to my post on vineyards in Mendoza. Wikipedia says terroir, “was originally a French term in wine, coffee and tea used to denote the special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place bestowed upon particular varieties. Continue reading

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Vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina: A Profitable Hobby?

Have you ever fantasized about owning one of the vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina? It might not be as far out of reach as you might suspect. If you want to invest in the Malbec boom, you can be part of … Continue reading

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Creating New Businesses After the Egyptian Revolution

The way people drive their cars is a good indicator of social capital, the “goodwill, fellowship, mutual sympathy and social intercourse among a group of individuals and families who make up a social unit.” Matt Charriss says of his trip … Continue reading

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Ousted from Chile: Renewing Visas via Uruguay

We renewed our 90 day Chilean visas with a 3 day jaunt to Montevideo, Uruguay. It was more expensive than we planned; we failed to anticipate the expensive transportation to and from the Santiago and Montevideo airports. It costs almost … Continue reading

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Vivek Wadhwa talk sponsored by Start-Up Chile

I attended a couple of talks in Santiago sponsored by Start-Up Chile delivered by “academic, researcher, writer, and entrepreneur” Vivek Wadhwa. He suffered a heart attack a few years back, so he decided to give up on business to avoid … Continue reading

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