Last week, Phillip Hammond, the British economy minister, met with President Mauricio Macri and with much of the Argentine national cabinet to discuss the economic partnership between the two nations.
“In Argentina today for important talks with President @mauriciomacri on how we can deepen the economic partnership between the United Kingdom and Argentina,” Hammond wrote in his Twitter account a few minutes after his meeting with the President. The British economy minister came to Argentina (more…)
Argentina and Uruguay have been bitter rivals since what seems like the inception of their countries, and in no way more than when it comes to their national football teams.
Uruguay hosted the first World Cup where the country went on to win, beating Argentina in a game for the ages. Now, 87 years later, the two countries have joined forces to create a joint bid to host the World Cup on its 100 year anniversary in 2030.
While both countries have previously hosted the World Cup, neither has done it more than once. (more…)
Argentina First Latinamerican Destination Norwegian Airlines
Beginning in February of next year, Argentina will be the first destination in Latin America Norwegian Airlines will fly to. As of February 14, 2018 Norwegian Airlines will begin offering flights four times a week from London´s Gatwick Airport to Buenos Aires´ Ezeiza Airport.
Norwegian Airlines is known as a budget airline in Europe but has been expanding to other continents including North America, Asia, and now South America in recent years. In fact, Norwegian Airlines´ least expensive flight between Buenos Aires and London (more…)
Argentina Top Destination for Medical Tourism
Argentina is now considered a top destination for medical tourism. Medical tourism is a phenomenon that occurs when people leave their own countries to seek medical care abroad for a variety of reasons, including cost and quality.
Argentina has become an attractive option for many people because of the high-quality doctors, acceptance of elective surgery, and low prices. Last year, around 14,000 people alone came to Argentina for medical tourism.
Iranian Messi Doppleganger Causes Commotion
A Lionel Messi doppleganger from Iran caused commotion in his hometown a few weekends ago. The lookalike, 25 year-old Reza Paratesh of Hamedan in eastern Iran, was first told he resembled Messi by his father.
Inspired by this, Paratesh took to the streets sporting a Barcelona jersey and Messi´s signature reddish beard.
It didn´t take long before Paratesh was mobbed by people wanting to pose for photo-ops with the self-proclaimed ¨Iranian Messi.¨ In fact, Paratesh caused so great a scene that local police actually hauled him off for a bit because traffic was getting so bad. (more…)
Argentina Creates First National Craft Beer
Beer lovers across Argentina now have something to celebrate, as Argentina has just created its first national craft beer. This is the first ever artisanal beer to be 100% sourced and created in Argentina.
This beer was both funded and developed by Argentine scientists. For example, the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research was responsible for funding this effort.
However, the actual development of the beer was done by a different group of scientists—the Andean-Patagonian Institute of Biological and Environmental Technologies. (more…)
President Switzerland Talks Green Investment in Argentina
The president of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, paid a visit to Argentina last week to talk green investment. Leuthard made history as the first ever Swiss president to visit the country of Argentina.
During this historic visit, Leuthard met with both Argentine president, Mauricio Macri, and the Departments of Energy, Treasury, Environment, and Transportation.
This visit was an important stepping stone into encouraging more Swiss investment in Argentina. Switzerland is already a big foreign investor in Argentina. (more…)
World´s 50 Best Restaurants List Features Argentine Chefs
The World´s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017 features two Argentine chefs. Specifically, this list featured the respective restaurants of Argentine chefs Germán Martitegui and Mauro Colagreco.
While Martitegui´s restaurant, Tegui, finished 49th, Colagreco´s restaurant, Mirazuar, made it all the way to 4th place.
Both of these two chefs have had illustrious careers over the years. In fact, for Maritegui this will be the third time that Tegui has made the list. For Colagreco, his success has mostly been recognized abroad (more…)
Cordoba Region Argentina´s Next Up-and-Coming Tourist Attraction
The Cordoba region has the potential to become Argentina’s next up-and-coming tourist attraction. The travel website La Ruta de Las Sierras has anticipated this, as they have produced a step-by-step itinerary for travelers to the region.
The itinerary provided by La Ruta de Las Sierras spans five days and offers a sampling of what they believe to be the best of the region. According this itinerary, the region has tons to offer in gastronomy, culture, nature, oddities, and art.
For example, the first day starts off in with a visit to the Colonia Caroya area (more…)
City of Rosario to Install Cellphone Friendly Crosswalks
The city of Rosario in Argentina will install cell phone friendly crosswalks as a measure to mitigate to increased number of accidents involving pedestrians in the city.
The crosswalk will be synched up with the traffic lights and will shine a light on the ground to indicate what color the traffic light is. This way, pedestrians who are looking down at their phones will be alerted when it’s safe to cross.
12 of these special crosswalks are planned to be installed at intersections around the city. (more…)