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
Buckhead-based Renewvia Energy Corp., a solar power development company, announced on June 11 that it is partnering with an Argentine financier and developer to seek out solar projects in Latin America.
Sometimes momentous, life-changing decisions can only be made in a single, radical moment – as Claude Wegscheider might tell you.
When a state-owned Chinese bank went to buy out a South African bank’s interests in Argentine financial institutions, it found a lawyer in the logical place: Atlanta. In a sign of the increasing complexity of cross-border mergers, Maria Fernanda Farall, a partner at Jones Day‘s Atlanta office, led a transaction spanning four continents, partnering with the firm’s offices in London and Beijing. “The only connection to the U.S. was me Read more
When visiting Atlanta last month, Jorge Arguello, Argentina’s ambassador to the United States, described his public relations onslaught on Washington through the newsletter he launched upon assuming his post in 2011. Mr. Arguello first sent the newsletter to all members of the U.S. Congress and eventually more broadly to the Supreme Court justices and government Read more
Jorge Arguello, Argentina’s ambassador to the United States, told a luncheon gathering of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Oct. 16 that his top objective is to help achieve a better trade balance between the two countries.