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Argentina: Doug Casey’s favorite place in the world

Taken from a recent interview done by Lous James Let’s start with the big question. Why, of all the places in the world you could have selected to build your vision of paradise on earth, did you choose Argentina? Doug: For some time now, I have stressed the importance of diversifying internationally. I wanted to diversify outside of the United States, because although every country in the world is headed in the wrong direction, at this point in time the US is heading there more quickly and with far more…

Water Rights that are affecting Chilean Agriculture

Water rights can be a complicated issue when you’re looking for an agricultural  property for sale or lease in Chile. The most important issue to understand is that you don’t automatically own the water on or under your property. So you could have a river the size of the Rio Plata running through your farm in Chile, but unless you own water rights from that river or canal, you’re not legally entitled to use any of its water. Having said that Chile has one of the largest reserves of water in the world…

Doing Business in Peru 2014

Nowadays Peru is a country with a favorable investment climate and a suitable legal framework to invest and conduct economic activities, which has translated into a stable economic environment and sustainable growth in the past years.Being fully aware of foreign investors’ needs, understanding their businesses and acknowledging that grasping Peru’s legal framework is a challenge, Estudio Echecopar is pleased to introduce its business legal guide Doing Business in Peru – 2014 edition to the community…

September 2014 Argentina’s new Report Card

A month is long time in politics n June 2014 economists and industry watchers were becoming slightly optimistic that Argentina was starting to become a more responsible world citizen. They had settled the outstanding Hague Rulings against them, settled the YPF nationalization issues, and had modified the inflation indicators as requested by the World Bank and others. The thought was if this continued the drain on US Dollar reserves would reverse and indeed fresh capital might start coming in. However by September…

Eating these common foods makes you fat, age and die early

Reprinted from a article from these Food Specialist. by Mike Geary – Certified Nutrition Specialist & Catherine Ebeling – RN, BSN Do you eat these foods that HARM your blood sugar and age your joints and skin faster? Some are even deceptively marketed to you as “healthy” by giant food corporations. Avoid or minimize these and look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age. Due to biochemical reactions in your body that occur with every type of food you eat on a daily basis, some foods…

Why there will be water wars sooner than you think

Water has become a real issue as the people around the world are finding out more and more.  New techniques for desalinating ocean waters might be an answer and  this might solve the problem of rising ocean levels!  Here is a great article from Simon Black who reports on some astounding data from around the world. Shanghai, China A few days ago I had a conversation with the Chief Operating Officer for our agricultural fund in Chile. We were discussing water, and he told me that roughly 60% of California…