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Is Socialism the Answer for South America Social Inequality ?

Socialism is entirely an emotional response to the world’s problems. Its great virtue is that it requires no thought. It is only the need to feel. There’s also no need to do anything. That’s the government’s job of course. Under socialism, the government owns the monopoly on doing stuff. Fixing things is not for individuals. That’s because only government has the necessary power and resources to put things right. Of course, socialism runs hard up against government having never fixed anything but…

Golf turns its attention to Latin America

(Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Kavitha A. Davidson and was published in Bloomberg.com on January 22, 2014) Globalization is a focus not just for the business elite gathered this week in Davos but also for professional golf. The Masters Tournament, the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A have teamed up to bring a golf tournament to Argentina as part of “an initiative for the development of the game in Latin America.” The Latin America Amateur Championship will be January…

Chile ahead of Peru as ‘Best Place’ for business in Latin America

According to data compiled by Bloomberg, Chile is the best place to do business in Latin America in 2014, with the cheapest costs in the region, The country of about 17 million people secured the top position of 14 Latin American nations based on six criteria, including the degree of economic integration and labour costs. Peru and Brazil respectively occupied the next two slots. In the global ranking, Chile moved up to 21st from 26th the year earlier. Chile is the only country in Latin America with net savings…

Paraguay plans to become world’s 5th -largest beef exporter by 2018

One of Paraguay priorities is to make the country the world’s fifth exporter of beef by 2018, according to Industry and Trade minister Gustavo Leite. The land locked member of Mercosur currently holds the eighth position. ”But we also want Paraguay to become the world’s third per capita consumer of beef (behind Uruguay and Argentina), because let’s not forget that Paraguayans love to eat beef and love their barbecue”, added Leite. The minister revealed that the plan is based on incorporation…

What is happening in Argentina’s economy ? Is it a buy or a sell ?

Last week, the official Argentina’s economy exchange rate – went from 6.81 to 8.03 to the USD in a few days. The “blue” or black market rate (a fact of life in any controlled exchange market) was all over the place, probably going from around ARP 9.50 to 13 in the same period. In short a severe devaluation. Many existing and potential investors are looking to see where this is all heading. For foreign tourists we have an obvious response, Argentina has suddenly got cheaper – and that’s…

Why Progressive New Zealand Dairy farmers are moving to South America

  New Zealand Dairy farmers are moving to South America New Zealands farm landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years. Once considered one large sheep farm  and a breadbasket for the United Kingdom with over 77 million sheep ( a controversial figure as many sheep were counted twice during this period to get the generous subsidies then been given )  it is now seen as one large dairy farm supplying the world.   Why the change ? Simple economics. Dairying is grossing approximately 10 times…