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Tiny Uruguay outshines it’s neighbour Argentina with increased Investment

BY VINOD SREEHARSHA McClatchy Newspapers SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — For decades, Argentina treated its neighbor to the east, tiny Uruguay, as little more than a colonial outpost. In the eyes of much of the world, it endured a fate perhaps even worse: near-total obscurity. But the long-overlooked South American nation, which lacks Argentina’s flair for political melodrama and Brazil’s clout and ambition, finally is emerging from their shadows, becoming a darling among investors and even a model for…

A Night of Buenos Aires Tango – Stunning Photography

Buenos Aires Tango Buenos Aires Tango, a set on Flickr. A Tango night photographed by world renown Frenchman Christian Senat when he was in Buenos Aires recently visiting Gateway to South America – Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires Tango & Milonga Guide Five Great Tango Shows in Buenos Aires There are many, many tango shows in Buenos Aires. The format is usually a dinner show with a variety of dancers and musicians performing over a period of somewhere between 1.5 and 3 hours. Some are located in venues…

Brazil retains its investor appeal due to stable Government Policies

A stable economy, a burgeoning domestic market and huge untapped reserves of natural resources have led foreign investors to become increasingly interested in Brazil as an investment destination although there are challenges to sustaining this attractiveness according to Ernst & Young’s first annual Brazilian Attractiveness Survey. The survey combines an analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Brazil since 2007 with a survey of 250 global executives on their views on Brazil as a potential…

There is not enough farmland to feed the world

ABC By Lucy Barbour If you thought finding enough food to feed the world was a big problem, think again. An American agribusiness adviser the real issue is finding enough farmland to produce it. Philippe de Laperouse is the managing director of HighQuest Partners in St. Louis in the United States. He says the rising demand for high protein food from developing countries is putting pressure on production. “We’ve made some estimates where we think that anywhere between 65-80 million hectares of additional…

The Greening of of Uruguay – First of 500 Electric Buses Arrriving

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jul 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay, BYD, CTS and Buquebus officials signed a contract yesterday to begin bringing electric buses into Uruguay. “I am very pleased that Uruguay will have this environmental-friendly bus and new technology. I am looking forward to seeing electric vehicle technology in this country as we are very devoted to the protection of the environment,” said President Mujica. Mr. Juan Carlos Lopez Mena, President of Buquebus,…

Snow is coming to Uco Valley in Mendoza – Heart of Argentina’s wine region

The Vines’ Chief Agronomist Francisco Evangelista sees the white powder on our vines he is ecstatic. Evangelista explained the importance of Snow . “It’s best for vines to go through very defined seasonal changes. A very cold winter and very hot summer. The cold winter forces a hormonal change in the vine to move all of its nutrients to the trunk. Those nutrients become stored energy that will help new shoots and buds flourish in the spring. This cold weather will eventually result in a lot of growth.”…