South American Real Estate News
/ Month / May

Chile is the model for New Zealand Dairy company Fonterra expansion around the world

Fonterra’s Chilean subsidiary is an example of what the co-operative would like to achieve in the rest of the world, says former general manager Jose Miguel Porraz. Porraz, who left Soprole last year to become managing director of Fonterra Brands Vietnam, says the company is a fully integrated business that…

The Facts on the importance of using social media when marketing Real Estate

Two years ago GTSA could see the unstoppable trend towards Digital Media Marketing replacing the print media so we rebuilt all our marketing platforms to help our clients take advantage of this. This is more cost efficient for the vendors with targeted marketing reaching people and groups more efficiently. Facebook 1     …

Why did GTSA develop the vendeRAPIDO® selling process for selling real estate in South America?

There are two reasons. To speed up the selling time and Maximize the Value  Current Market Realities South American real estate markets are in the main lightly regulated and highly informal. What this means for vendors is they are at a strong disadvantage when they come to selling a property within a…

Uruguay Launches First “ZERO EMISSIONS” Pure-Electric Buses from China

BUQUEBUS and CTS Auto S.A. in partnership with Chinese automaker, BYD Ltd unveiled the first 12 meter rapid transit bus powered 100% by electricity in Uruguay and the region today. The ceremony was the culmination of an Electric Bus contract announced last year and was attended by President Mujica, Roberto Kreimerman Minister…

A new world currency is in the making The Chinese Renminbi backed by gold

China has been importing gold officially and unofficially at an increasing rate in the past few years. Last year alone it imported 630 tonnes. The goal is to have at least 10,000 tonnes  by 2015 up from the current 4,500 tonnes they currently have as a support for their increasingly popular currency the Renminbi. Now…

A New Zealander doing great business in Peru

An interview with Nick Fitzpatrick CEO for Delica Peru Who is Delica? We are a trading company specializing in Fresh Produce (Fruit and Vegetables) that is 70% owned by Turners and Growers (T+G/ENZA) and 30% owned by Key Staff. Delica began in 1994 with a couple of mates from Massey University who started exporting Citrus and Asparagus from Australia to Japan,and…

The Changing face of Immigrants to Argentina in recent years

Welcome, Bolivians. For Argentines is nothing new arrival of foreign immigrants to our country. For something said Octavio Paz: “Mexicans descended from the Aztecs, Peruvians from the Incas, and the Argentines from boats”. He was right, since from 1870 to the beginning of the First World War the country received a huge influx…

Brazil’s Odebrecht plans $20 billion spend, targets Peru as key investment

LIMA (Reuters) – Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht plans to invest $20 billion globally over the next three years, mostly in Latin America and much of it in Peru, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. Family-owned Odebrecht, one of Latin America’s biggest companies, has businesses in construction,…

Uruguayan Animals are among the most easily traced food product in the world

Coming  from  a  long  tradition  of  natural  animal  husbandry,  Uruguayan  meat  is  both  tasty  and  safe.  With  scare  stories  of  processed  meat  product  proliferating  the  news,  and  a  richer,  ever  increasing  world  population,  more  and  more  people  are  demanding …

Uruguay promotes irrigation investment to lift agriculture production

The Uruguayan government recently welcomed a team of World Bank experts to tour the country as part of a program to promote irrigation investment. Agriculture minister Tabaré Aguerre told the delegation and a group of local technicians that such investments would help take the agricultural sector to the next level by lifting…

Why is Argentina as a “paradox” both to its citizens and to outsiders looking in ?

Translated from a La Nacion article by  Mariano Grondona The dictionary defines paradox saying it is a “strange idea, opposed to common opinions and the feelings of the people.” How “strange” is the general feeling  about Argentina for Latin Americans? Is not it “paradoxical”,…

GTSA searching for a Buenos Aires Residential Specialist Broker

Location: Head Office is in Barrio Norte Buenos Aires Position: Full time Specialised Residential Sales Broker Company: Gateway to South America – Buenos Aires GTSA is a forward thinking rapidly growing company versed in the latest marketing and selling techniques that are used by successful real estate brokers in the world’s…