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Argentine’s future will be settled in 2015. If you don’t like politics don’t read this

Who will face the Kirchnerite candidate in a potential run off ? Pretty soon everybody, even those who loathe politics, will start to talk about the next big story: the 2015 presidential elections. So why not start now? It looks like there will be a three-horse race for the presidency that includes Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli (a Kirchnerite), Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri (leader of the centre-right party PRO) and the lawmaker Sergio Massa (a ex Peronist who defeated the Kirchnerite candidates in…

Soybeans planting keep increasing in South America

Soybeans planting keep increasing in South America There has been a significant surface expansion (mostly in Brazil and Argentina) in the last three decades, new players are involved (such as Paraguay and Bolivia), and there is a large amount of available land in Brazil. A study by Bain & Company, a Boston consultancy, forecasts that Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay together would produce 600 million tons of soybeans and 1.5 billion tons of corn by 2050. To achieve this, those countries…

Argentine political scientist and writer Carlos Escudé says Argentina may not exist in 100 yrs

“Falklands/Malvinas current policy is a losing option and leads nowhere” Argentina’s current policy on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty is a losing option because it is a ‘maximalist’ attitude with the purpose of ‘full recovery’ of the disputed islands, said Argentine political scientist and writer Carlos Escudé. PrintShare “It’s not leading anywhere, it’s pure rhetoric. It’s useful to attract votes of those less educated and that’s all” insisted…

Buenos Aires Metro System is called the Subte

Buenos Aires Metro System is called the Subte The Buenos Aires Subway, also known as the Subte (for sub-terraneo) was the first underground metro system in South America opened in 1913 by an English company called Anglo Argentine Tramway Company ( line A ). The Subte is the fastest way to travel through Buenos Aires. It is not as expansive as the bus system, but it will usually get you fairly close to where you need to go. There are five different lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, P and I. . You will probably…

Douglas Tomkins Enviromental Investor in South America

Douglas Tomkins Enviromental Investor in South America The American multi-millionaire who founded the North Face and Esprit clothing lines has said he is trying to save the planet by buying bits of it. First Douglas Tompkins purchased a huge swath of southern Chile, and now he’s hoping to save the northeast wetlands here in Argentina. He has snapped up more than half a million acres of the Esteros del Ibera, a vast Argentine marshland teeming with wildlife. Tompkins aged 64, is a hero to some for his…

Technology and its distruptive impact on the real estate industry

Technology and its distruptive impact on the real estate industry What is the transformative impact of technology for Real Estate Brokers . “Real Estate Agents will not be replaced by technology …. they will be replaced by agents with technology.” – Peter Williams – CEO of Deloitte Digital (2007) The principle here is that the real estate industry is not in imminent danger of being replaced by a single technology solution that completely disintermediates the process and makes the role…