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Land rush on Brazil’s frontier for Soya Farming

Transport costs have made the country’s agriculture and soya farming industry uncompetitive. But new infrastructure projects should transform the opportunities some have seen in land values. First, for those international investors interested in Brazilian agribusiness, the good news: the country’s poor infrastructure is crippling the competitiveness…

How do Brazil’s dairy farmers compare with their International competitors

This page contains the weighted monthly average price data for  dairy farmers gate milk recorded in Brazil. The average price has to be considered as the result of the weighted average price for milk recorded in the following Brazil regions: Goias, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande de Soul, San Paulo, Paranà, Bahia. The information…

☀ Paraguay economy grows at 13.5% under President Cartes leadership reducing corruption and encouraging foreign investment

The Economist has dedicated an article to the recently inaugurated Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes, and his attempts to improve the living conditions of the majority of a population which is poor in a country rich in agriculture and energy. Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes plays his…

A Worldwide Wine Shortage ? “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”

By Felix Salmon Reuters Press Have you heard about the global wine shortage? Of course you have: it’s been covered [1] in pretty much every media outlet imaginable, but Roberto Ferdman’s  piece for Quartz (“A Worldwide wine shortage could soon be upon us”) was one of the first, and also one of the most detailed. Still, it was…

Dakar 2014 Argentina / Bolivia / Chile

The 2014 Dakar Rally will be the 35th running of the event and the sixth successive year that the event is held in South America. 2014 Dakar Rally Route replaces Peru with Bolivia. The event will start in Rosario, Argentina on January 5 and finish in Valparaiso, Chile on January 18 after thirteen stages of competition, which will comprise a total distance of over…

Why South America should not be ignored as a trading block

Why South America should not be ignored as a trading block Beyond mining, there are compelling reasons why the region should figure much more prominently in the international media. Just to refresh your memory, let’s list some of the region’s key attributes, including the fact that it occupies some 14% of the earth’s land surface…