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Brazil’s Odebrecht plans $20 billion spend, targets Peru as key investment

LIMA (Reuters) – Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht plans to invest $20 billion globally over the next three years, mostly in Latin America and much of it in Peru, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. Family-owned Odebrecht, one of Latin America’s biggest companies, has businesses in construction,…

Uruguayan Animals are among the most easily traced food product in the world

Coming  from  a  long  tradition  of  natural  animal  husbandry,  Uruguayan  meat  is  both  tasty  and  safe.  With  scare  stories  of  processed  meat  product  proliferating  the  news,  and  a  richer,  ever  increasing  world  population,  more  and  more  people  are  demanding …

Uruguay promotes irrigation investment to lift agriculture production

The Uruguayan government recently welcomed a team of World Bank experts to tour the country as part of a program to promote irrigation investment. Agriculture minister Tabaré Aguerre told the delegation and a group of local technicians that such investments would help take the agricultural sector to the next level by lifting…

Why is Argentina as a “paradox” both to its citizens and to outsiders looking in ?

Translated from a La Nacion article by  Mariano Grondona The dictionary defines paradox saying it is a “strange idea, opposed to common opinions and the feelings of the people.” How “strange” is the general feeling  about Argentina for Latin Americans? Is not it “paradoxical”,…

GTSA searching for a Buenos Aires Residential Specialist Broker

Location: Head Office is in Barrio Norte Buenos Aires Position: Full time Specialised Residential Sales Broker Company: Gateway to South America – Buenos Aires GTSA is a forward thinking rapidly growing company versed in the latest marketing and selling techniques that are used by successful real estate brokers in the world’s…

Can Latin American higher education go global without using English?

(Editor’s Note: This article was written by Leandro Tessler and was published in The Guardian newspaper on 5 March. Leandro Tessler is an associate professor of physics at Unicamp, Campinas in Brazil) Some Latin American countries are dedicating important resources to internationalisation of their higher education systems. This…