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The Recoleta Cemetery in Buneos Aires. Its not too late to enter.

The cemetery was inaugurated in 1872 being the first public cemetery in the city of Buenos Aires and becoming one of the most relevant historical and artistic monuments in the country. The people responsible for its creation was the then Governer Martin Rodiquez and his Ministry Bernandino Riviadavia. The first customers were a black free slave called Juan Benito and a young lady called Maria Dolers Maciel. The site is around 54.843 m2 holding 4,800 vaults. In 1881 the front portico was built in Greek…

Paraguay’s New President Woos Foreign Investment

August 24, 2013
Multimillionaire Horacio Cartes made a play for more foreign investment on Thursday as he assumed the presidency of impoverished Paraguay. As his Cabinet chief, Cartes named a man with U.S. ties, including degrees from major American universities and a top post at Coca-Cola Company in Paraguay. Juan Carlos Lopez Moreira Borgognon studied at Stanford and George Washington universities and also attended the American University in Paraguay. “I’m not in politics to make a career of it or become wealthier,”…

Pacific Alliance means business, not weighed down by yesterdays ideology

The Pacific Alliance proves that there is strength in numbers and we all have a lot to gain from working together. We´ve seen this before, haven’t we? Latin American countries coming together to build a bloc that promises to combat U.S. hegemony and bring about radical change in the continent without really saying how they will achieve it. Then along comes the Pacific Alliance, which instead of focusing on ideology and finger pointing, just wants to get down to business. So what is the Pacific Alliance (AP)…

Paraguay Records Meat Exports for 2013 with better to come

 Record meat exports have registered for Paraguay over the first five months of 2013. So far, the amount of meat exported has increased by 55 per cent for the year, putting meat exports at 52 per cent higher in value to the economy than last year. In total, meat shipments have jumped to over 150,000 tons, worth over $570 million to the economy. Positive growth was seen across the carcass. Prime cuts rose to 55,166 tonnes reaching a value of $87.117 to the economy. Bovine offal shipments, to a total of 24 countries,…

Where to buy a vineyard today – you might be surprised

A Rough Guide to Buying a Vineyard Compiling a worldwide list of what’s hot and what’s not in the vineyard world is a complicated task. But Mark Hazell of VineSmart.com, a global vineyard sales website, says that as a rough guide France, Italy, Spain and Portugal tend to be the first pick for many European buyers. “After that, it’s probably Australia, New Zealand and Argentina,” followed by Germany, Bulgaria and Croatia. Only then does South Africa figure on the list. Its low ranking – although…

The hard facts about Paraguay – FAQ for the new investor

  PROFILEGeography Area: 406,752 sq. km. (157,047 sq. mi.); about the size of California. Cities: Capital–Asuncion (pop. 518,945). Other cities–Ciudad del Este, Concepcion, Encarnacion, Pedro Juan Caballero, Coronel Oviedo. Terrain: East of the Paraguay River there are grassy plains, wooded hills, tropical forests; west of the Paraguay River (Chaco region) is low, flat, marshy plain. Climate: Temperate east of the Paraguay River, semiarid to the west.People  Nationality: Noun and adjective–Paraguayan(s).…