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Irrigation project looks to untap ag potential in Chile’s driest regions

Water scarcity in Chile’s driest regions is no secret, especially in the country’s northern region which is home to the driest desert in the world. The lack of water availability has motivated Chilean company Vía Marina to present an ambitious project to change the hydric reality in the north. The company hopes to transport…

Argentina looks to grow more Kiwifruit to supply the local market

With the goal of substituting imports, the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture announced financial support Friday to boost kiwifruit production in the Buenos Aires province. The ministry and Banco Nación will fund a subsidized credit line for small producers in the area to improve productivity. Rural economic development secretary Luciano Di Tella led a meeting with producers and marketers,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…