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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…