South American Real Estate News
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Chile Is Top Country in Latin America for Broadband Connections

Chile has the highest 2-megabyte broadband Internet penetration rate for landline and mobile connections in Latin America, a report released in Bogota said. Chile is the leader in broadband landline connections, with an 11.3 percent penetration rate as of Dec. 31, 2012, the report, “Barometro Cisco de banda ancha 2.0,” said. Argentina, with a 7.5 percent penetration rate, is No. 2, followed by Brazil, with a 5.6 percent rate; and Colombia, with a 4.1 percent penetration rate. The report, which was prepared…

South American Siesta’s – An intelligent way of living

  South American Siesta’s – An intelligent way of living  Siesta Facts  – More energy – Improve productivity by over 30% – Improve alertness by up to 100% – Reduce stress and the risk of heart disease by 34% – Better negotiation and communication – Reduce risk of accidents at work and on the road – Happiness and wellbeing The Siesta has existed for thousands of years and was previously regarded as a physical necessity rather than a luxury. While the…

Direct Farming investments in South America prove very popular

Gateway to South America offers the opportunity to invest directly into grain Direct farming through an innovative agriculture investment fund that offers very attractive returns and allows investing without being a specialist. This is a unique possibility for investors to enter into profitable large scale business, largely dollarized and with annual liquidity The fund is focused in producing soft commodities (soybeans, corn, wheat, sunflower, barley)  on leased farmland in South America, particularly Uruguay,…

The past decade sees tremendous social change in Chile but still some way to go

Chile is becoming a more progressive society with tremendous change in the last decade that has improved the quality of life of its citizens, according to a new international report. Since the 1990s, the country has seen a track record of robust growth and poverty reduction, says the Better Life Index from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). However, social change in Chile still ranks low in a large number of topics relative to most other countries in the OECD.  For example,…

Mitsubishi to control the local Brazilian Branch of Argentine Grain Company Los Globo

Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to acquire a majority stake in Brazilian grain company Los Grobo Ceagro do Brasil in a deal worth about 50 billion yen (US$495 million), the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. Under the deal, Mitsubishi would lend Ceagro, a branch of Argentine grains producer Los Grobo SA, 30 billion yen, and 10 billion yen would be used to purchase shares from investors. Mitsubishi would raise its stake in the company to 80 percent from the current 20 percent after the deal,…