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Mapuche – a ‘terrorist threat’ in Southern Chile ?

The land once occupied by the Mapuche once stretched from the Pacific coast and islands of Chile across the Andes into Argentina. The Mapuche are still fighting for recognition both in Argentina and Chile. In Chile’s it is loggerheads with the two largest forestry companies, and a government crackdown on terrorism using anti-terrorist laws. The likely re-election…

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR HAS ARRIVED

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Smart farming is becoming the norm in developed countries This is a report funded by Microsoft on the disruption taking place in the food sector in New Zealand and around the world. I have been saying for some time that small farmers who carry on the traditional forms of farming will increasingly struggle to survive. Certainly, there is evidence that…

What are farm syndicates and how do they operate?

Farm syndicates are a business model that offers investors the possibility of buying shares or part ownership to take part of a rural productive initiative, whether this is an agricultural project or a horticultural one. It consists of several investors, with similar interests, who are seeking to obtain benefits through rural activities, without the need of settling in a…

Chile Political Overview: Elections and its economy

It can be difficult for foreigners to find information (in English) regarding the upcoming elections in Chile. BNamericas has recently released a new report that outlines political risk in different Latin American countries. The aim of the report is to track and put into perspective all political news that impacts the real economy. Below we have summarized…

Argentina likely to reach Lithium Superpower Status Amid Battery Boom

If all projects go ahead, output would reach 165,000 tons/yr Argentina says CITIC among companies wanting to mine lithium Argentina has some good news for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. and bad news for lithium producers elsewhere: the country may be about to flood the market with lithium. After President Mauricio Macri removed currency…

Irradiated and Modified: Foods of the Future Reach the Supermarkets

New food products created with artificial intelligence and or processed to last longer are arriving in the Argentine supermarkets; The question is who will bear the extra cost of marketing. Mayonnaise without eggs, milk, and yogurt but made with vegetables, meat irradiated long life, are some of the foods that will be seen in Argentine supermarkets…