Friday, August 17, 2007

Morning Coffee

Google opens Latin American headquarters in Argentina - MarketWatch
The Mountain View, Calif., search engine opened an office in Buenos Aires which will be the headquarters of its Latin American operations, company executives said Thursday.

The article goes on the quote Google's CEO as saying:

"Latin America is ready for a huge Internet explosion," Schimidt said.

The cost of maid service in BA seems to be on a lot of peoples mind lately -- I've seen 2 or three posts on the subject in the last 24 hours.

Cost of a Maid in Buenos Aires « Discovering Buenos Aires
The common price of a maid here is about 6 pesos per hour, or two dollars an hour, plus a tip. That’s for a part-time maid. It would cost less per hour if you were to have some one full-time…

But, alas, we'll need a place to live before we get someone to keep it clean. Maybe San Temo will be the spot for us:

Discovering Buenos Aires
Real estate prices, though lower than the more established barrios of Palermo, Recoleta, Puerto Madera etc, do take into account the interest of expat investors. So it ain’t dirt cheap for BA, as it once was, but certainly cheap by world standards…

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