South American Real Estate News
/ Month / September

More firms forming special practice groups to capitalize the South American booming business market

Hot spots in the Latin American economy include tourism, agriculture and energy, according to Francisco Cerezo, chairman of Foley & Lardner’s new Latin America practice group. The firm recently announced that it was forming a special practice group to capitalize on its Latin American business, which is one of the bright spots in the economic downturn. Earlier this month, Foley & Lardner hired Cerezo away from Greenberg Traurig, where he was a shareholder, to head up the new practice group, which is…

New Tool to Help Farmers Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

The Rainforest Alliance and the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) unveiled the new Climate Module: Criteria for the Mitigation of and Adaptation to Climate Change, developed in collaboration with allies at Guatemala’s Inter-American Foundation for Tropical Research (FIIT, for its name in Spanish); SalvaNATURA, a Salvadoran conservation organization; the National Coffee Association, Anacafé; the Efico Foundation; the Universidad del Valle (the Guatemalan research institution) and with financial support…

Tiny Uruguay outshines it’s neighbour Argentina with increased Investment

BY VINOD SREEHARSHA McClatchy Newspapers SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — For decades, Argentina treated its neighbor to the east, tiny Uruguay, as little more than a colonial outpost. In the eyes of much of the world, it endured a fate perhaps even worse: near-total obscurity. But the long-overlooked South American nation, which lacks Argentina’s flair for political melodrama and Brazil’s clout and ambition, finally is emerging from their shadows, becoming a darling among investors and even a model for…

Brazil retains its investor appeal due to stable Government Policies

A stable economy, a burgeoning domestic market and huge untapped reserves of natural resources have led foreign investors to become increasingly interested in Brazil as an investment destination although there are challenges to sustaining this attractiveness according to Ernst & Young’s first annual Brazilian Attractiveness Survey. The survey combines an analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Brazil since 2007 with a survey of 250 global executives on their views on Brazil as a potential…