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
While Argentina’s bleak economic outlook has spooked many investors, it has created a perfect storm for an Atlanta startup with a software suite allowing businesses to process payments in bitcoin and other virtual currencies. BitPay Inc., founded in 2011, has opened its Latin American headquarters in Buenos Aires as consumers in the country seek ways Read more
Soccer is more than a game that ignites passions around the Americas and the world. It’s also a marketing opportunity worth billions of dollars, as well as a tool for personal diplomacy, uniting people across cultural and national lines. That was the consensus at Global Atlanta’s second Seeing the World Through Soccer event.
Sealing a deal internationally requires some cross-cultural finesse, and nowhere are relationships more important to business than in Latin America. Join Global Atlanta and Georgia Tech Feb. 4 to learn how to use soccer to make inroads.
Book: Americanah Author: Chimamanda Nogzi Adichie, Nigerian writer Reviewed by: José A. Flores Velasco, consul of Argentina in Atlanta Most literature I come across deals with ethnicity and race from the labels used for the census here in the U.S. But as an Argentinean, I had always tried to grasp what being “Latino” or “Hispanic” is supposed to mean. Read more
Especially since Argentina’s debt crisis a decade ago, headlines on the South American nation’s economic ties with the U.S. have trended toward the negative, often focusing on trade disputes, currency controls and most recently, issues with American creditors. In October a U.S. appeals court in New York ruled in favor of hedge funds who bought bonds on which the country defaulted in Read more