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Selling Exclusive or Unique Real Estate is a challenge in any market but none more so than in South America

Selling Exclusive or Unique Real Estate is a challenge in any market but none more so than in South America Advice for the new broker looking to get into the Luxury  Property Market Ok you’ve just taken your first million-dollar-plus listing. After celebrating your victory over the area’s top luxury agent, reality will no doubt begin to set in. If you don’t know the first thing about marketing high-end properties, you may wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into. You should be very worried if you…

What are your skiing options in Argentina ? They are many and varied – some with free ski passes

SNOW SEASON 2013 June is here, thus the majestic scenery of Patagonia is swathed in white and the time for adrenalin and fun begins.  Covered in snow, the mountains invite skiers and snowboarders to glide their way around Argentina’s ski centres, from Ushuaia to Neuquén, passing through Chubut, Rio Negro and Mendoza.  Slopes for beginners and experts, off-piste challenges, night-time skiing, trips on sledges and snowmobiles, events snow-rugby and snow-polo matches, new ski-lifts and slope facilities, and…

Argentina looks to renovate the Railroads to Prolong Soybean Boom

Argentina’s nationalization of two railroads in the past month paves the way for the renovation of a network from the foothills of the Andes to the coast, cutting transport costs in the world’s third-largest soybean producer. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration on May 22 took over the Belgrano Cargas railroad, which connects the northern provinces to Parana River grain loaders operated by Cargill Inc. and Bunge Ltd. (BG), among others. Two weeks later, she expropriated Brazil’s…

Thinking of buying a vineyard in South America. Read this first

  The one consolation of investing in a vineyard and losing your money is at least you can drink the wine – or so the old adage goes. But with meager returns from savings, and stock market investors chastened by the crash of 2007-2009, more people are looking for creative investments. According to property the firm Knight Frank, interest in International vineyards has gathered pace over the past five years despite the price of International vineyards falling in 2010 and 2011. Bordeaux and Dordogne…

Univeg Uruguay exports 75% of its Citrus production to Europe

Univeg Uruguay is a firm devoted to the production and export of citrus and blueberries which started as a family business in 1986 and became part of the Univeg Group in 2002. Its exports are mainly shipped to Canada, Europe, Russia and some to the area of Kuala Lumpur. It has the GlobalGAP certification, both for citrus and blueberries, and a productive area of 600 hectares, mostly citrus. “We are the country’s fourth largest citrus exporter and the third largest for blueberries,” affirms…

Genetically Modified Crops Health Risks ?: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans and others are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture — and the perception that some members of the U.S. Congress are in the pocket of the Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) certainly isn’t helping. But just what are GM crops, and what evidence do we have to suggest that they are dangerous to human health? Monsanto wasn’t always in the GM corn and alfalfa business. The company’s first product, introduced in 1901, was the artificial sweetener saccharine.…