South American Real Estate News
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The Greening of of Uruguay – First of 500 Electric Buses Arrriving

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jul 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay, BYD, CTS and Buquebus officials signed a contract yesterday to begin bringing electric buses into Uruguay. “I am very pleased that Uruguay will have this environmental-friendly bus and new technology. I am looking forward to seeing electric vehicle technology in this country as we are very devoted to the protection of the environment,” said President Mujica. Mr. Juan Carlos Lopez Mena, President of Buquebus,…

Snow is coming to Uco Valley in Mendoza – Heart of Argentina’s wine region

The Vines’ Chief Agronomist Francisco Evangelista sees the white powder on our vines he is ecstatic. Evangelista explained the importance of Snow . “It’s best for vines to go through very defined seasonal changes. A very cold winter and very hot summer. The cold winter forces a hormonal change in the vine to move all of its nutrients to the trunk. Those nutrients become stored energy that will help new shoots and buds flourish in the spring. This cold weather will eventually result in a lot of growth.”…

Chile and Brazil lead the Global Innovation index in the region

An international study released this week ranked Chile first among Latin American countries on the Global Innovation Index (GII), though Chile received mediocre scores in the area of education. The study, released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an international business school, and INSEAD, a research institution, ranked Chile 39th overall, one spot below its ranking last year. “Chile shows strengths across the board, with the notable exception of human capital and research,’”…

$10m Argentine farming deal being mulled over in a Argentina by Chinese Investors

Chongqing Grain Group Co Ltd, one of China’s largest State-owned grain companies, is in talks with Molino Canuelas SA, a major agribusiness group in Argentina, about joint investments totalling $10 million in a soybean farm and dairy farms in the South American country. This marks the beginning of a series of plans the Chinese group is about to carry out in Argentina. It also follows its investment in a soybean production base in Brazil last year, as it steps up its effort to meet the country’s…