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Spin it time and time again, the secret to cooking the best steak, accordingly to La Cabrera´s chef at Buenos Aires

Gastón Riveira, the owner of La Cabrera, the restaurant awarded as the best in Buenos Aires by a local diners voting, is aware the success of this gastronomic paradise resides on three key factors he summarized in his “MAS” philosophy (meaning MORE in Spanish): an acronym for…

Main Polo Regions in Argentina Surrounding Buenos Aires

  POLO CENTRES AND AREAS–LOCATIONS AROUND BUENOS AIRES The Three Main Polo Centres in the Province of Buenos Aires: A)- OPEN DOOR – MANZANARES – 150 Polo Fields. La Aguada (6) , El CLUB de POLO la CAÑADA (11). Las Praderas (5), La Colina (4), Santa Catalina (2), Miralejos (2), Haras Argentino (2), Las Bíctulas…

Will real estate agents be replaced by robots?

It’s no longer a question of whether but rather when the real estate industry will be disrupted. Our way of selling and buying houses remains a pain point. California-based investment advisor Ross Gerber summed up what lots of us think when he said, “The real estate industry desperately needs … a transparent, predictable and liquid…

Argentina’s huge wheat harvest should boost its struggling currency

Argentina’s plummeting currency ( AR Peso ) is set for buffering from bumper wheat crops as it becomes one of the few countries to emerge from a 2018 harvest with a sizeable yield. Several top producers from around the world, including Australia, the US, and much of Europe, have struggled to deliver high yields in the face of a…

New business opportunities in Argentina: Opening the economy to foreign investment

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Argentina is experiencing many political and economic changes by opening its economy to foreign investment. Let’s look closely at how Argentina’s economy is making changes for the better and what will be the next opportunities for foreign investors. Argentina will be the first South American country to…

Why are People Choosing to Live and Invest in Latin America?

It is no doubt that the economic balance of the world has moved over the last few years after the U.S.-led credit crunch, which resulted in a worldwide recession. As a consequence, Latin America, led by Brazil and Mexico, is now amongst the strongest economy in the world and their presence on the worldwide stage is growing. There are very…

Warren Buffett prefers Farm Land to buying Gold. You should too.

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  Today the world’s gold stock is about 171,000 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 $1,198 USD per ounce — gold’s price as I write this — its value would be about $9.6 trillion.…

Don’t Sell, Seduce when advertising!

Emotional ads are processed quite differently by the brain than those that appeal to logic, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics shows that. That might seem like old news to Neuromarketing readers, but the experimental approach was somewhat different than past efforts in this area. Researchers at UCLA had subjects view different…

Argentina’s Currency Collapse

Last Wednesday (29th August) the Argentine peso lost over 7% against the US dollar. Thursday it lost another 12.5%. It’s been cut in half over the past year. In dollar terms, the MSCI Argentina index is down 57% since it’s January top. But it’s still not a bargain, given the high inflation rate and political uncertainties. Back in June 2017 – partly due to investors…

Gustavo Grobocopatel: “Argentina is a fabulous place to invest in farming”

Gustavo Grobocopatel used to be known as “Argentinean King of the Soybean”. The business of this farmer born at Carlos Casares, a little town in the heart of the Las Pampas, had a fast and incredible growing period during the middle of the ’90s and during the first decade of the 21st century. “Los Grobo”, the name…

What Tom is drinking now!! Yerba Mate

Tom a good friend of GTSA from Panama recently visited South America, and started drinking Mate whilst in Argentina which now it has become a regular afternoon delight! Here is his story. There are some Argentine customs we wish we could incorporate into our daily routine—midnight steak dinners followed by five hours of dancing? If only. But yerba mate, the…

Top 10 Factors Affecting a Estancia’s (large farm) Value

The valuation of an Estancia and finding the price per hectare is substantially different than other types of real estate. While residential and commercial real estate prices typically rely on data based upon numerous transactions within a defined market area that can be defined as “comparable sales,” most Estancia sales are not published…

Argentina’s return to U.S. lemon market deemed a success

Florida-based Seald Sweet has hailed a successful return of the Argentine lemon industry to the U.S. market and says the season has been a huge learning curve. CEO Mayda Sotomayor also described the lack of any pest detections at U.S. ports as a “win” and expected volumes to see a rise next year – a view shared by the Argentine Citrus…

☀ South America Land Prices Review

Free pasture cattle, Uruguay
South America Land Prices Reviewed In the Central American and Andean countries, fertile farmland has never been very abundant, and some of those countries also have restrictions in place regarding larger land holdings by foreigners. Ie Argentina *, Brazil * and Uruguay. * Current policies under review for removal or change. Foreigners have bought large…

11 mistakes a new real estate sales person should avoid making

Anyone starting a new job is bound to make some mistakes along the way. Having said that there are some basic ones not to make. 1. Not choosing the best agency in the speciality you are interested in. Anxious to get their careers off the ground, many newbie agents often make the mistake of not choosing the best agency to work with. From…