Trans-Andean Tunnel Between Argentina and Chile
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has recently approved loans to both Argentina and Chile for the construction of The Black water (Agua Negra) Tunnel that will connect the two countries cutting through the Andes Mountain range that separates them.
One of the principal reasons for the desire to build the tunnel and the subsequent loan comes from the fact that the Agua Negra Pass is essentially inaccessible from May to October due to weather. By eliminating this obstacle, the project aims to improve access to international markets (more…)
Argentina Confirmed as One of Top Seeds
Argentina was confirmed as one of the top seeds of the 2018 World Cup in Russia as FIFA published their updated rankings which will be used to form the groups and matches to be held when the cup begins in Moscow.
Russia, the host country, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France will make up the top seeds of the eight groups.
The draw to determine the playoffs that will qualify four European teams for the 2018 World Cup was held last week in the Swiss city of Zurich, home to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). (more…)
Amazon Company to Expand to Argentina
Amazon’s expansion plans in Latin America will not be limited to the Brazilian market. Argentina, which has one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the region, is also in the sights of the Seattle firm.
A source close to Amazon’s operations in the region confirmed that, as a result of the expansion and success of the company in Brazil, a branch would be opened in Argentina, although at first it will only operate as administrative and commercial headquarters.
As of now, there are no more details regarding the expansion (more…)
Obama Attends Green Economy Summit in Argentina
Arriving to Cordoba with strong fanfare, Barack Obama attended the Green Economy Summit last week where the focus was on climate change. The event was organized by ALF – a non-profit organization based in Washington committed to the identification and training of world leaders.
While the meeting was dedicated to discussing climate change, former US President Barack Obama did not miss the opportunity to praise the economic job done by Argentina President Mauricio Macri and his administration. (more…)
First Public Bookstore Argentina in Mendoza
The first national public bookstore in Argentina was inaugurated this week during this year´s Mendoza Book Fair and will sell only work by authors from Mendoza.
Diego Gareca, secretary of Culture of Mendoza, referred to the only public bookstore at the national level: “The intention of this is to be able to sell and market the works of only writers from Mendoza. This is the first of its kind and the intention is to be able to explain it to the rest of the province and to accustom the people of Mendoza to buying books that we can make examples of from our province. ” (more…)
Argentina Targeted by African Nations as Potential Trade Partner
Argentina is growing rapidly economically and has aroused interest around the world. According to Finance Minister Luis Caputo, “Argentina will be the star of the region in the coming decades.”
Just like Argentina, two of the world’s fastest growing countries are in Africa. Due to this fact, the nation and the province of Santa Fe are promoting the Second LAC Africa Business Summit to be held from 3 to 5 October at the Rosario Stock Exchange. (more…)
Argentine Airline to Fly Directly from Cordoba to Santiago de Chile
Aerolineas Argentinas will begin flying from Córdoba to Santiago de Chile three times a week beginning this month. The strategy of the flagship company is to compete with “greater connectivity” since from the Cordoban airport already has connections to 14 cities, north and south of the country.
In addition to this route, in September other destinations will be added from Cordoba: Trelew, El Calafate direct (last year was via Rosario) and a seventh weekly frequency to Iguazú. Between April and June of 2017, passengers transported from the Córdoba hub by Aerolineas Argentinas grew 62% from the previous year. (more…)
Newly Declared National Park Northern Argentina
National Park El Impenetrable, an area of 130 thousand hectares that is the largest protected area of northern Argentina, was officially inaugurated last week by national, provincial and local authorities who agreed that it was “a historic day”.
“The parks reflect a vision of the development of sustainable land, of wanting to love our country while taking care of it, but at the same time giving opportunities to all. I think of how, within many years, children will look at photos taken today and see that there was a group of dreamers who worked to make it a reality (more…)
World Conference on Oenological Tourism Coming to Mendoza
Mendoza, known as the heart of Argentine winemaking, generates 70% of national wine production and around 85% of wine sales in the bottle. Argentine identity, strongly linked to wine, makes this the ideal place to offer participants the opportunity to get to know firsthand a variety of oenological tourism projects, linking public and private players from the tourism and winemaking sectors.
The second World Conference on Oenological Tourism will take place on the 29th and 30th of September and will feature some of the most we-known names in the industry (more…)
Largest Dinosaur Ever Found in Patagonia Region
A massive dinosaur, claimed to be the largest ever found, was recently unearthed in Argentina. Patagotitan Mayorum, as it is officially being called, is said to have weighed 69 metric tons and stood over 20 feet tall!
The dinosaur remains were found in 2012, but it was not until now that researchers studied all of the remains and released their findings. Titanosaurs, the family that this new fossil belongs to, had been discovered some years ago, but it was not until now that researchers proclaimed the Patagotitan the largest of all.