Just one month since the disappearance of the Buenos Aires Herald, Perfil is launching what aspires to be its successor: the Buenos Aires Times. Column by Publisher Jorge Fontevecchia (pictured above).
Buenos Aires Times Editor James Grainger (pictured left above with TBD editor Thomas Manning) writes to readers to explain the reasons why a new outlet is being launched in an "unforgiving media market".
The Buenos Aires Herald is dead. Long live the Buenos Aires Times. Shakespeare asked in the voice of Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” So, what’s in a name? Unfortunately, the real Herald needs a new name because the media group that says it owns the name hopes to profit by selling what remains of the newspaper, which ceased publication a month ago.
Michael Soltys - The pure agricultural model worked fine for the eight million Argentines of a century ago but now there are some 45 million to absorb – which is also why it is not so easy to transfer the experience of Australia (as urged by many) with 20 million....
Earthquake in Mexico leaves 58 dead
Oaxaca and Chiapas have borne the brunt of an 8.2 earthquake. Officials believe the death toll will rise. Mexico was severely jolted on 8 September by its most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 58 people as it struck the Pacific coast, officials said yesterday.
President Enrique Peña Nieto described the 8.2-magnitude quake as “a major earthquake in scale and magnitude, the strongest in the past 100 years.” TheNZ Embassy in Mexico is encouraging NZ travellers in Mexico (and subsequent to Hurricanes Irma & Jose, NZers in the Caribbean) to register their details with SafeTravel so the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can update them on any further developments: https://register.safetravel.govt.nz/login
As in previous years, theGlobal Risks Report 2017 uses data from the Executive Opinion Survey, which asks LAC executives about the risks of highest concern for doing business. The findings shed some light on the anxieties of business people throughout the region and how these differ from those of their counterparts in other parts of the world.
If you're planning a business trip to South America do not miss Chile's the highlights of its varied geography from the serene Atacama Desert in the north, through the lush central zone to the lakes and fjords of the far south, with a side trip to an isolated island in the Pacific.
AJ Hackett was invested as Officer of the NZ Order on Merit on 29 August for services to adventure tourism by Governor General HE Dame Patsy Reddy for pioneering modern bungy jumping and opening sites worldwide including Mexico.
At the Inauguration of the New Zealand Film Festival in Bogota on 1 September at the Cinemateca Distrital L to R: Chris Pryor, Miriam Smith and HE Jacqui Caine, NZ Ambassador to Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador & Peru. Click Here for Festival Media Release (Spanish Language)
HE Jan Henderson NZ High Commissioner to Barbados pictured above left with the President of Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Carmona and above right with Prime Minister Keith Rowley at the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day Reception 31 August 17.
Air New Zealand's chief of strategy, networks and alliances Stephen Jones (pictured right at the Air NZ Inaugural Flight Gala in Buenos Aires with TBD editor Thomas Manning) has resigned to take up the roles of executive vice-president and deputy chief executive at Wizz Air.
Stephen conceived and was in charge of inaugurating Air NZ's Buenos Aires route and this as well as many other successful initiatives he has overseen for the airline are testament to his foresight and exemplary planning abilities. TBD wishes him every success in his new role at Wizz Air.
September 13, 2017 - Comprehensive data from Statistical Institutes across the region confirms that the recovery in the Latin American economy strengthened notably in Q2. Regional GDP expanded 1.1% annually, which was above the 0.8% increase in Q1 and the best result in over three years. A turnaround in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, was chiefly behind the region’s growth acceleration.
France-based hotel group Accor has Latin America’s best workplace among multinationals, followed by US-based technology company Dell EMC, US household cleaning productmanufacturer SC Johnson, US-based technology company Cisco and Brazilian cosmetics company Natura, according to the latest ranking from the Great Place to Work Institute. Among large companies in Latin America (with 500 or more employees), Brazil-based power distributor Elektro leads the way, followed by Brazil-based mining company Sama, Brazil-based laboratory Sabin, Chile-based Transbank and Brazilian retailer Gazin.
Forthcoming 'Doing Business in Mexico' Seminars: Mexican Embassy, Wellington, 17 October 2017 & NZTE Offices, Auckland, 19 October 2017. For details and to register please email email@example.com
VIDEO - LATAM/NZ BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Smuggling is serious business along South America’s Triple Border - It's the place where three South American borders meet and where security often falls through the gap. Correspondent Joel Richards explores the challenges Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil face in keeping drugs, arms and illegal business away from their shared Border.
Wednesday’s public hearing revealed seven private airlines are bidding to run 503 regular flights (203 domestic and 300 international) while two other companies are seeking authorisation for ad hoc services.
Key tax reform in the works for October
The announcement was unexpected. Government officials had previously said they would begin tackling Argentina’s distorted tributary structure in 2018. Treasury Minister Nicolás Dujovne (pictured right) surprised many at the recent annual Council of the Americas meeting by announcing that the government would be sending a tax reform bill to Congress before the end of the year.
While the city tenders eight parcels of prime land, the ongoing progress of the Bajo Underpass and the recent restoration of the Historic Retiro train station marks the increasing gentrification of this historic neighborhood
Cruise Port Craziness? Channel 7 Daily News - That would be the first Cruise terminal in Belize where ships would actually be able ... Port of Magical belize.com - which, oddly, even with a name like that, ... the Ministry of Defense doesn't have any known connection to investment.
Temer is a trained contortionist in the Brazilian political circus. With a miniscule approval rating of just five percent, caught in the eye of an anti-corruption hurricane that has placed Brazil’s entire political class under suspicion – or in jail – Michel Temer still sits on Brazil’s presidential chair.
August 2017 - The economy looks to have staggered back to its feet after receiving a body blow in Q1 due to a fall in mining activity. The economic activity indicator (IMACEC) expanded for the fourth consecutive month in June thanks to greater services and trade activity. In addition, consumer confidence reached its highest level in over two years in July; this bodes well for private consumption, which has been key to supporting growth in the face of lower fixed investment.