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Argentina’s maligned devaluation is proving a big hit now

Argentina’s much-maligned devaluation is proving a big hit now (The following article was written by Daniel Cancel and was published in Bloomberg.com on 7 January, 2016) When Mauricio Macri, fresh off his victory in presidential elections in November, reiterated his pledge to jettison Argentina’s myriad currency controls upon assuming office and devalue, many observers said there was little chance he’d actually follow through on the promise. After all, the move had the potential to go horribly wrong.…

South American Book of the Week: The Blue Line

  A South American Novel – The Blue Line Ingrid Betancourt Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos.…

Property syndicates are popular but investors need to understand how they work and what the risks are

  Property Syndicates are an option for the diversified Investor   Property syndicates are a great way for smaller investors to pool their funds to buy a larger farm or other properties that would otherwise be beyond their means. They have been around for a long time but have undergone a surge in popularity since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. That’s because some investors were put off investing in the sharemarket or managed funds due to losses they suffered during the GFC, and the cash and…

The charm of Buenos Aires – It is still Paris in South America

Palace in a window in the centre Buenos Aires
image of Palacio en Buenos Aires
Properties for sale in Buenos Aires are 33 percent cheaper than in other capitals of South America Culturally diverse, artistically exciting, gastronomically delicious, religiously tolerant amid a friendly atmosphere. Buenos Aires literally open to “good airs” to ventilate and oxygenate the city Whether you are thinking about buying a second home or to live in Buenos Aires as a retiree, this is the perfect time to buy a property. The elimination of exchange restrictions has opened up all markets…

Europe to lift all Argentine import restrictions on its meat products

World  Famous Argentinian Beef will soon be back on European menus. Argentina’s Minister for Agriculture confirmed yesterday (20 January, 2016) that the Europe Union will lift all Argentine imports restrictions on beef.  It’s applies to restrictions on animal product exports from the northern provinces of Argentina. The  South of Argentina has never had a disease issue affecting its Argentine beef exports. According to an official statement, Ricardo Buryaile laid out the results of his…

The Douglas Tompkins’s Legacy in South America

Doug Tompkins’s Legacy: life and death of the ecological visionary behind North Face  The company co-founder Douglas Tompkins, who died last December in a kayaking accident, was an outdoorsman and environmentalist who launched two billion-dollar businesses. Those close to him recall ‘a brilliant man with an absolute passion’ for nature. In the course of his career as a conservationist, Tompkins, originally from Ohio, had preserved some 2.2m acres of land in Chile and Argentina with his wife, Kristine…