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With Chavez is gone will Brazil be the rightful leader of Latin America ?

Hugo Chavez’s exit from the world stage may take the sting out of an ideological battle that has enveloped in Latin America since a new batch of leftists and Marxist started taking power in South America about 15 years ago to challenge Western Influence. Followers of Chavez say his incredible energy is irreplaceable,…

Peruvians Love Mining so why are they protesting ?

Some investors avoid Peru due to some bad press regarding mine protesters. Why because Peruvians are tired of being taken advantage of. But can you blame them ? The government has a regulation called canon minero. This rule stipulates that half the income tax derived from mining must be disbursed to the community those activities take place in. But…

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…