South American Real Estate News
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Mining investment in Argentina grows 72% despite increased Country risk

Mining-related investments in Argentina increased a whopping 72% in 2012 compared to the previous year, according to local consultancy firm IES Online. Despite mounting government interventionism in the industry, foreign and local investors spent a total of $3.8 billion and the firm expects this trend to continue this year,…

Argentina assesses its nuclear strengths

Argentina has a nuclear legacy more than half a century old and has supplied reactors to nations from Algeria to Australia in the past. It has embraced an ambitious multi billion-dollar expansion program spanning desalination and submarines and it hopes to cater to the Arabian Gulf region’s plans for atomic energy. But Argentina realizes it has…

Brazil seeks recipe to attract investors at lower cost

(Editor’s Note: This article was written by Luciana Magalhaes and was published by Dow Jones BusinessNews on February 6) Brazil’s government is kicking off a global road show to attract close to $200 billion in investments to overhaul ports, roads, railroads and airports and energy concessions, even as it seeks to drive down the degree…

Argentina Heads for Solar Surge With Incentives

Argentina, which along with Venezuela has the least renewable energy in Latin America, is set to expand solar capacity as much as 35-fold as the government plans its first incentives for individual projects. International developers are planning plants in Argentina’s western regions, which get about twice the solar radiation of the largest solar…

Mining Snapshot of Australian Mining Companies in Latin America

Mining Snapshot of Australian Mining Companies in Latin America  Inca Minerals Inca Minerals has announced an exciting porphyry discovery at its Chanape tenement in Peru, a find that has also attracted very strong market interest. While Inca is still awaiting assays from its first two promising drill holes at, managing director…

Brazil: Nanny nation with the largest number of domestic servants in the world

At 7.2 million, Brazil has the largest number of domestic workers in the world, according to a 2013 report from the International Labour Organisation. While the report is based on estimates, and the data for China and India are unreliable, Brazil’s numbers are still striking. They are not entirely surprising,…

An Australian view of Latin America from a commercial point of view

At the time of writing this message I am half way through a month-long visit to Latin America and have already spent time in Colombia, Peru and Panama. It has been a hectic, but very productive visit and if I had to sum up my findings so far in one word it would be “opportunity”. Each of these markets is different, but they…

GTSA searching for more Country Partners and Commission Brokers

Looking for a change – Join GTSA Company Description – Southern Cone Real Estate Specialists We are an independent company specialising in real estate brokerage and marketing advice for clients who wish to invest or sell properties in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.  We specialise in leading edge…

Chilean, U.S. Firms to Build Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant

Chilean mining company CAP and U.S.-based SunEdison have signed a deal to build a 100 MW solar plant in the Atacama Desert, a project touted as the biggest of its kind in Latin America and also one of the world’s largest. Once completed, the plant in that arid region of northern Chile will supply 15 percent of the CAP steel and iron-ore…

In Argentina Patience is a Virtue plus USD dollars at the ready

    Virtue plus USD dollars In spite of the global recoil from Argentina’s unorthodox management of it’s economy ( some would irresponsible lunacy ) there are strong investment opportunities for the astute and patient. The past few years have seen Brazil , Peru and Colombia as favorite locations for new investment capital.…

Uruguay’s top court throws out new tax on big land holdings

Uruguay’s Supreme Court has thrown out a controversial tax on large land holdings in the South American beef and soy producer, saying on Saturday the levy introduced in 2011 was unconstitutional. Justices thought the new tax overlapped with existing ones collected by local governments, said Raul Oxandabarat, a spokesman for the court.…

Sheep rearing is an opportunity that Argentina no longer takes advantage of

La Nacion ( translated ) Buenos Aires has areas with excellent conditions that allow high levels of production, but this does not happen, Why ? In the late nineteenth century the country was in what later became known as the “golden age” of Argentina sheep production. At that time, the province of Buenos Aires…

All you need to know about sugar cane in Brasil

1. How much sugar cane is produced in Brazil and around the world? Brazil produced 620 million tons of sugar cane in 2010. World production is close to 1.6 billion tons annually and is concentrated in tropical regions, particularly developing nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. According to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization,…