Monday, February 19, 2018

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By International Railway Journal

A batch of 20 CRRC locomotives for Argentina’s 1676mm-gauge San Martín Railway was unloaded at the port of Buenos Aires on May 30.

The six-axle units were built at CRRC’s plant in Qishuyan, China, and are part of an order for 67 broad-gauge and 10 standard-gauge locomotives for Argentinean Trains Cargo. The first two units for the San Martín Railway arrived in Argentina at the end of last year.

The locomotives are equipped with... (Read More)

By Venture Beat

I’ve lived in Santiago, Chile for six years, and in just this short time I’ve witnessed Latin America’s tech ecosystem grow by leaps and bounds. Programs like Start-Up Chile, 500 Startups: Latam, and NXTP Labs are seeding Latin America’s tech ecosystem and providing incredible resources for local entrepreneurs. Thanks to these programs, and many others, I’ve seen a surge in not only Latin American companies launching for local markets but also in US startups opening offices here, along with local entrepreneurs attacking the US market. This growth has generated a new wave of highly-skilled, international tech companies operating in Latin America.

As someone who has operated a tech company in Latin America and worked with countless startups with a Latin American presence, I receive numerous emails from US-based tech workers who are curious to know what... (Read More)

By The Economic Times

Mendoza is a new frontier to explore and discover for the entire family. As South America’s top wine region, with fabulous hotels and world-class restaurants, and a vibrant local culture, Mendoza appeals to travellers from all over the globe. It is a bustling city to the east of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. It is one of the great wine capitals of the world and an exciting place to explore wine, food, and the Andes Mountains. Although it draws its share of adventure travelers, lured by the climbing, skiing, hiking and rafting opportunities within an easy drive of downtown, the area’s more than 1,000... (Read More)

By Los Andes

"Siempre estoy al tanto de lo que pasa con Vendimia. Me gustaría participar como candidata", decía Victoria Colovatti, cuando en 2013 se consagraba como Reina Nacional de los Estudiantes luego de representar a Mendoza en Jujuy.

Y anoche -justo el día de su cumpleaños- hizo realidad su sueño y se convirtió en la flamante soberana vendimial. Tal como sucedió con la... (Read More)

By Decanter

Off the back of a very wet El Niño vintage last year, it was a relief for winemakers in Argentina to return to its more characteristic dry climate.

Although quality is considered high across the board, damaging spring frosts significantly reduced the quantity.

‘2017 is a fantastic harvest in terms of quality,’ said Santiago Achaval, winemaker at Matervini.

‘After 2014 and 2015 were challenged by rain close to the harvest, and 2016 in spring and early summer, we had a return to almost normal Mendoza weather. The only problem was a series of... (Read More)

By The Squeeze Magazine

It isn’t often that a winery wins the same award two years in a row, but when it comes to the case of Monteviejo and the Great Wine Capitals Arts and Culture Award, it couldn’t be more deserved.

Monteviejo has set the bar high for cultural activities at a winery as their Art and Culture Director Gabriela Nafissi tirelessly creates new projects with different local and national artists and collaborators.

2017’s award acknowledged three of their main projects over the past year. Firstly, the impressive... (Read More)

By Brides

Set in the foothills of the Andes mountains, Mendoza is an ideal honeymoon spot for wine lovers. With luxurious hotels, beautiful scenery, exciting outdoor adventures, and more than 1,500 wineries, it offers plenty to see, do, and taste. Plus, it's just a two-hour flight from Buenos Aires, and compared to many destinations, it offers more bang for your honeymoon budget. Here's what to see and do, and where to stay and eat on a wine-fueled honeymoon in Mendoza, Argentina.


In the center of the city, the four-star Park Hyatt Mendoza offers elegant rooms and suites, an onsite spa and casino, and several dining options. It's within easy walking distance to all of Mendoza's attractions and just 15 minutes by car from... (Read More)

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