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Do Argentine’s have a high tolerance for dishonesty ?

Many of Argentina’s neighbours would say that Argentine’s have always had a high tolerance for dishonesty. Now printed on the front page of the most respected newspaper in Argentina it quotes a just released social survey that would suggest they do. After decades of Peronism and more recently Kirchnerism the line between what is right…

South American nations struggle to find a new economic model

        South American Nations struggle to find a new economic model to cope with falling commodity prices. Four years ago, when the China-driven commodity price boom was in full swing and south-south ties were all the rage, Dilma Rousseff began her first term as Brazil’s president with a symbolic gesture — jetting…

LAN Chile upgrades to Boeing 787 for the Pacific Routes

        In direct competition to Air New Zealand’s new route commencing in December, this month 2015, LAN Airlines, a member of LATAM Airlines Group, will now operate a daily flight schedule between Sydney and Santiago (via Auckland) using the airline’s new Boeing 787 fleet. “This announcement marks a milestone…

Disruptive technologies in agriculture could usher in artificial milk and beef

              Disruptive technologies in agriculture are coming your way very soon. Get ready or join the dinosaurs. Would you buy artificial milk or beef if the price was right? United States-based entrepreneur and Stanford University lecturer Tony Seba was in New Zealand on Tuesday for a workshop on disruption technologies, which are new ways of doing things that disrupt or overturn traditional business methods and practices. He focuses on entrepreneurship, disruption and…

South America limits access to its resources for foreigners

          South America limits access to its resources for foreigners? The country of Uruguay, sandwiched between South America’s largest economies Argentina and Brazil, is taking steps to protect its farmland from unregulated foreign investment which to date has been Argentina and Brazil. It’s a familiar…

Aerolineas Argentinas soars once again

          President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has many detractors and it’s fair to say her second term as president has been a rocky road with her ‘model’ beset by seemingly intractable travails across the board. What with vulture funds, recalcitrant farmers, problematic vice-presidents; one disobedient the other under indictment, capital flight, bolshie unions, railway tragedies and now Nisman/AMIA not to mention her health issues its fair to say just about everything has…

Chile the economic powerhouse of Latin America

          A Rising Star By Mike Konrad Chile is now seen as the economic powerhouse of Latin America. When I first started to seriously study South America ‐‐ from a mix of curiosity and an attempt to relearn the high school Spanish that I had forgotten lo those many decades ago ‐‐ I fixed on Argentina as the one South…

FACTA Regulations- Why Americans are giving up there Citizenship

FACTA – Why  Americans living in South America are giving up there Citizenship in Droves By Martha Myron With the announcement last week from one of our major local banks, HSBC Private Bank Bermuda that they would no longer support accounts owned by US citizens, Bermuda residents with dual citizenship with the United States, and green card holders living in Bermuda, the concerns elucidated in many of my earlier columns regarding US tax compliance have come to pass. Fortunately, Butterfield Bank Private…

Argentine Distressed Farm Syndication Opportunity

We are currently investigating the appetite for smaller investors to have an exposure to Argentine Distressed Farm Syndication that will specialize in Distressed Farm Properties for sale in Argentina and Uruguay. These will be direct farm purchases. With the downturn in International commodity prices many owners are now under extreme stress and risk of bankruptcy.…

34,000 ha including Ancient Forests destroyed in Argentina by Fire

Fears grow over ecological damage that emerges from ashes of Chubut’s forests In the wake of the fire that destroyed more than 34,000 hectares of forests, some of them ancient, in southern Patagonia, the authorities will have to put out flames that are no less serious: the new socio-environmental catastrophe that will emerge from the ashes. The…

Chilean Patagonia Torres del Paine National Park

Chilean Patagonia Torres del Paine National Park, is the best place in the world for outdoor activities according to Wikieplora Following three months of investigations in over thirty outdoor and trekking magazines, Wikiexplora portal made a list of the best world places. Wikiexplora is an on-line…

Chile’s hazelnut boom

Chile’s hazelnut boom Chile’s 2011 hazelnut exports may only be less than 1% of world leader Turkey’s total annual production, but the South American country is looking to find opportunities with the crop in global markets. At www.freshfruitportal.com we speak with Grupo Hijuelas general manager Gaspar Goycoolea about the ‘explosive growth’ the industry is going through,…

Argentine Wine Industry under pressure

        Argentine Wine Industry is in trouble Lower local consumption, less exports and higher production cost have lead to oversupply problems for most Argentine wine producers. The government claims devaluation will not help the industry against its competitors which in many cases have already devalued. Ie Australia, Brazil, Chile etc. Wine sales dropped 7.3% last year according to the Argentine Wine Institute, (INV). Exports fell 17% and sales to its huge domestic market which is in recession…

Tax Dodger Amnesty in Argentina Enables 15% Discount on housing for some Buyers

Tax Dodger Amnesty in Argentina Enables 15% Discount on housing for some Buyers (Joe Blogs ) said he plans to tap the secondary market in “Cedins” — central bank-issued certificates given to Argentines in its tax amnesty program. In exchange for turning in untaxed foreign currency, people get dollar-denominated…

First Premium Outlet Mall opens in Buenos Aires

Distrito Arcos, Buenos Aires first outdoor premium outlet mall, is now open to the public.  It is conveniently located in the heart of Palermo and on the dividing line between two of the city’s most popular neighborhoods for expats and foreign travelers: Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. The first phase of Distrito Arcos includes 53 retail outlets including…