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Chile’s new foreign investment law

CHILES NEW FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW On January 1, 2016 Law No. 20,848 which sets forth a new legal framework for foreign direct investment in Chile (the “New Foreign Investment Law”) was enacted. The New Law also regulates the effects of contracts entered into during the term of Decree Law No. 600 of 1974 (“DL 600”), in order to guarantee the full validity…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…