Average programmer salary: (minimum wage is $US1308/year (less than Chile, Argentina and more than India, Russia))Infrastructure: GoodPros: Local companies are beginning to develop their own IT services delivery capability.
Cons: Until recently, IT activity in Brazil was limited to that being done by large, multinational companies. Insider tip: It's the outsourcing leader in Latin America.
Average programmer salary: (minimum wage is $US2400/year (a little less than Korea))Infrastructure: Fair. But telephone system frequently grounds out during storms, even in Buenos Aires.
Pros: Argentina has one of the most educated populations in South America, and the devalued peso makes Argentineans very affordable employees.
Cons: Highest salaries in South America, limited access to growth capital, lack of intellectual property protection and political instability. Insider tip: Argentina has had plenty to cry about - from political corruption to economic collapse. But there is still outsourcing potential here.
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