Apparently, the “Poisoned Dwarf” thinks “This is Latin America’s time.” So he’s just coughed up $70 million to buy 20% of Buenos Aires-based information technology services company Globant. He’s also acquired Chilean, Mexican and Brazilian agencies over the last two years, including F.biz and Gringo. (Nice name!) Funny, it only seems like yesterday that he was saying it was China’s time. Before that he was hot on Zimbabwe and having WPP invest in an agency run by evil dictator Mugabe’s cousin. Still, not as funny as JWT when they opened an office in Kabul, Afghanistan a few years ago. As I said in a follow up post, It's still listed on the JWT "Impossible to navigate" Web site... But there’s never any news. I did drag up a fact sheet they put out in 2006, with such gems as 4 out of 5 Afghanis are illiterate, so all the ads are just pictures. Sounds like a fucking art director’s paradise. Is there anywhere Sorrell won’t go to earn his filthy lucre?
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