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Sheep rearing is an opportunity that Argentina no longer takes advantage of

La Nacion ( translated ) Buenos Aires has areas with excellent conditions that allow high levels of production, but this does not happen, Why ? In the late nineteenth century the country was in what later became known as the “golden age” of Argentina sheep production. At that time, the province of Buenos Aires…

All you need to know about sugar cane in Brasil

1. How much sugar cane is produced in Brazil and around the world? Brazil produced 620 million tons of sugar cane in 2010. World production is close to 1.6 billion tons annually and is concentrated in tropical regions, particularly developing nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. According to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization,…

Latin America’s rising middle class is exceeding expectations

Latin America’s rising middle class is exceeding expectations The Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo recently ran an article on the travails faced by Andrea Garoni Sucupira a São Paulo lawyer and mother of two children. She is finding it impossible to hire the live-in maid that traditionally takes care of everything in an…

An economic snapshot of Latin America for 2013

An economic snapshot of Latin America for 2013 LatinFocus Consensus Forecast panelists expect regional GDP to expand 3.7% this year, following an estimated 2.9% increase recorded in 2012. The stable figure reflects rosier prospects for Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela, which were offset by downward revisions to Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. Meanwhile,…

For Santander bank, “Brazil is the most important country in the world”

Banco Santander comes to buy. Sometimes we sell off something, but in Brazil we come to buy,” Botin told reporters before being received by President Dilma Rousseff, putting down rumours doing the rounds in the financial market that he might sell part of the Bradesco bank. “Brazil, for Santander, is the most important country…

New Zealand’s pension fund shops for offshore farm investments

New Zealand’s state pension fund is looking at buying overseas farmland amid growing demand for food in emerging markets, and it is also interested in assets offered by struggling European banks as well as catastrophe insurance. Crop, dairy and livestock farming operations in North and South America, Australia and Europe are potentially…