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Southern Chile economy is booming

The Southern region of Chile has the most dynamic and fastest-growing economy in the country. Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile, was the most dynamic of the country’s economy during the third quarter of the year according to the latest release from the local stats office, INE. This contrasts with the rest of the fourteen regions of the country…

Agriculture in Paraguay is building on its core strengths

The production of food commodities is where Paraguay excels. Government plans focus on reducing the impact of volatility on the agricultural industry through the use of technology, improved transport links and increased processing capacity. The Government’s development of country-wide infrastructure projects will not just aid economic…

The new farming frontier in South America

The new farming frontier in South America Commodity prices may be weaker but South American food producers still enjoy formidable comparative advantages. Foreign investors seeking to benefit from the enormous pick up in Chinese demand for agricultural commodities grown in Latin America have however had a fairly complicated time. A 2010 law limits direct…

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…

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,…

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…