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Argentina’s ‘Napa Valley’- Valle de Uco

On the eastern side of the Andes, in the region of stunning foothills and high plains, is Argentina’s Napa Valley. The Uco Valley, in Mendoza, has rapidly become one of the most talked about and exciting wine regions in the southern hemisphere. Originally created as a stopping point in the crossing of the Andes on the commercial route from Río de la Plata to Chile’s Santiago, Mendoza has become the largest wine producing area in Latin America, claiming 70% of Argentina’s wines. The Uco Valley with its…

How to Future-Proof Your Business in Uncertain Times

You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it. It’s called future-proofing, and in uncertain times it is a smart strategy for organizations. Future-proofing can give you an edge in a competitive market, keep you viable and set you up for success down the road. So what exactly does future proofing mean? And more importantly, how do you do it?Here are some first steps you might want to consider when future-proofing your workplace. Identify and prioritize the most likely drivers for workplace change…

Brazil approves some farmland sales to foreigners taking a more pragmatic view with new protocols

Brazil has authorized the sale of farmland to foreigners for the first time since 2010, when the country’s attorney general imposed limits on foreign land control in one of the world’s top producers of agricultural commodities. The three properties approved for sale are located in the states of Goias, Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais, the government’s land reform agency, Incra, said in a statement. Sector observers said the announcement cleared up uncertainty over how the government is evaluating…

Book for the Week – They Don’t Speak Spanish in Brazil

Book for the Week – They Don’t Speak Spanish in Brazil Simply put, this is the market’s first book for doing business in Brazil. THEY DON’T SPEAK SPANISH IN BRAZIL combines the personal and professional experiences of an American expatriate and a Brazilian native, both successful executives at major multinationals. After twenty years of answering Brazil–related business and legal questions for their colleagues, Joe and Cláudia Low wrote a book that provides the fundamental information…

Why Warren Buffett the worlds 3rd Richest man hates gold as an investment

Why Warren Buffett the worlds 3rd Richest man hates gold as an investment “Today the world’s gold stock is about 170,000 metric tons. If all of this gold were melded together, it would form a cube of about 68 feet per side. (Picture it fitting comfortably within a baseball infield.) At $1,750 per ounce — gold’s price as I write this — its value would be $9.6 trillion. Call this cube pile A. “Let’s now create a pile B costing an equal amount. For that, we could buy all…

Uruguayan cows are among the most easily traced animals in the world

Coming from a long tradition of natural animal husbandry, Uruguayan meat is both tasty and safe. With scare stories of processed meat product proliferating the news, and a richer, ever increasing world population,more and more people are demanding their beef from trusted sources. Uruguay, with its long tradition of meat production and export, is proud to support a system that guarantees its customers 100 percent traceability.The Latin American country currently exports 70 percent of its meat to more than 100…