Perhaps more than any year since we started tracking it, the revolving door of the Atlanta Consular Corps rotated rapidly in 2016, with key arrivals and departures among the city’s always churning cadre of diplomats. Notably, the deanship — the title of longest-serving member, who runs the communal functions of the consular corps — was passed to El Salvador’s Read more
Argentina’s ambassador the United States will headline an Atlanta forum on business opportunities in the South American nation early in 2017. Ambassador Martín Lousteau, who took up the post just after President Mauricio Macri’s election in December 2015, will headline a broader event looking at how companies can tap into the country’s newly reformed business and Read more
A haze of smoke settled over the historic Greystone Building at Piedmont Park on the afternoon of Oct 28. No, it wasn’t from wildfires that have taken over some of Georgia’s parched northern regions. It was an Argentine parrilla grilling cuts of steak that would welcome guests to a celebration of the South American country’s culinary and Read more
Just a few months after signing an Argentine star forward, Atlanta’s new Major League Soccer club has once again dipped into South America for football expertise — but this time, the announcement is even bigger. Atlanta United has named Gerardo “Tata” Martino as the expansion team’s first head coach — a challenge the seasoned leader Read more
Atlanta’s new soccer club has signed its newest member, a young Argentine forward who shows how the team is scouring pitches around the world for talent before its inaugural season next year.
Argentina reached a landmark deal last Monday to pay off bondholders with whom it has been deadlocked in negotiations for more than a decade, reflecting hopes that the country will finally be put on a path toward a new, globally integrated future.
Argentina’s recently elected president certainly added life this January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. While global economic forecasters were worried about recession, the Coca-Cola Co. announced that it would invest $1 billion in expanding bottling and distribution operations over the next four years in Latin America’s third largest economy. “We were in Davos,” Read more
Coca-Cola Co. will invest $1 billion in Argentina over the next four years, CEO Muhtar Kent said after meeting the country’s newly elected president at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mauricio Macri, a former businessman and Buenos Aires mayor, has promised to undertake reforms to spur the economy and make the country of Read more
This year I was fortunate to come across two books which I thoroughly enjoyed and I would find myself at odds choosing between one and the other, especially in the light of events that intensified throughout the course of this year.
World Affairs Council of Atlanta President Charles Shapiro was reminded of his first job working for the Atlanta Waterworks when he was asked whether the most rapidly growing countries in Latin America are doing anything to improve their sewerage treatment systems. Given that at least one-third of the world’s poplulation has no access to toilet Read more