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Paraguay introduces policies aimed at new Investors

The Republic of Paraguay has an open trade policy for the attraction of foreign investors that want to get established in the country. Article 107 of the National Constitution establishes that everybody has the right to work in his or her preferred licit economic activity, within a framework of equal opportunities. At the same time, the Investment…

Is Argentina’s economy pulling a tango turnaround?

Its economy is projected to show little or negative growth this year. Argentina is still indebted to American hedge funds, affectionately known as “vultures” in the country. And it remains the poster child of nations that default on their loans. But there’s new optimism in Argentina, mainly driven by presidential elections coming…

Three growing start-up cities in South America

Three growing start-up cities in South America Entrepreneurs take note! You want to take a look south of the Rio Grande for your next venture. Strong start-up culture is no longer limited to places like Silicon Valley, New York City and Austin, Texas. South American cities are gaining international attention for their robust start-up communities, low…

Californian dairy farmers concerned for their future

Dairymen in California have long seen themselves as the “star model for dairying” but they are far from creaming it. The current milk price of about US$13-16/cwt (1cwt = 0.0508 tonne) is about US$2 below breakeven for most farmers. They are four years into a drought and fear they will run out of water to grow crops to feed their cows. State…

Paraguay offers Incentives for Foreign Investments

Law 60/90 offers a fiscal incentives regime for national or foreign capital investment. According to Law 60/90, national or foreign investment projects that are approved for this regime will be exempt from the following charges: Fees and internal taxes on the imports of capital goods, raw material and inputs intended for local industry and foreseen…

The Born kidnapping in Argentina

History of the seventies still has to be written but Maria O’Donnell takes first steps with Born Some books have a way of marking a time, a moment in the history of a society. They might be novels or essays or reports on just about anything that concerns us. The impact is acknowledged as the pages are turned. One of these books could be the one that launched on…