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Global Warming is boosting Argentina’s Soya Harvest to record levels

        In all the major agricultural regions of the country, farmers have struggled for years against the populist government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner whose insane economic policies have brought the country nearly to its knees. Now, this record soyaharvest is giving a boost to their nemesis, increasing…

Fonterra the New Zealand Dairy giant moves into Brazil and Venezuela

          Fonterra has narrowed its focus on Brazil and Venezuela through what it called a realignment of its 10-year-old Dairy Partners Americas 50/50 joint venture with international food giant, Nestle. Under the agreements, Fonterra will take a 51 per cent controlling stake in DPA Brazil, with Nestle…

South America Free Markets  – Pacific Ocean Nations Rule Beating the Atlantic ones Why ?

The end of a decade-long boom driven by cheap money and strong commodity prices has deeply divided Latin America between fast-growth countries along the Pacific coast and stragglers on the Atlantic. Why ? Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina, which make up 98 percent of the combined economies of the Mercosur trade…

New Trends in Real Estate come to South America

Gateway has for some time being studying the new trends for marketing and selling property. 1. Generation X jumps to the top. Generation X—those ages 33 to 47—made up the largest chunk of home buyers, at 31 percent. Generation Y—those 32 and younger—made up the second-largest group, at 28 percent, followed by younger baby boomers (18 percent)…

Understanding International Family Offices as an alternative source of investment capital

The role of the family office has often been misunderstood, even though the concept has been around (in a variety of forms) for hundreds of years. Still today, as this industry controls billions of dollars in assets under management, there are many intelligent, experienced finance professionals who cannot…

Recoleta: The Cultural and Residential Hot Spot of Buenos Aires

Ever since the late 1800’s Recoleta has been Buenos Aires’ residential and touristic neighborhood of choice; home to private family mansions, foreign embassies, and luxury hotels.  Back in 1879 when Buenos Aires suffered a terrible cholera and yellow fever epidemics, the population of the city spread out to avoid the contagion.…

Argentina is no longer the No1 provider of Milk Products to Chile – New Zealand is ?

New Zealand has replaced Argentina as the main milk product exporter to Chile. In what seemed like a routine report of the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies (PASO) under the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile, revealed a surprising reality: Argentina ceased to be the main supplier of dairy products to Chile,…

Global Warming is set to boost Argentina’s farm production

Government report claims more C02 emissions would lead to more soybeans Global warming predictions usually evoke gloom-and-doom scenarios about the ill effects of a changing climate on the planet. But it turns out that some people — and Argentina in general — could benefit from climate change, which would lead to a rise in agricultural…

The worlds largest dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia, Argentina is over 95 millions years old

Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what is thought to be the largest dinosaur ever to roam the earth. The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that walked on four legs and lived some 95 million…

Argentina missing out on the milk boom in China due to local government interference

China’s dairy firms are bulking  up with its milk shortage set to deepen This is an interesting article featured in the South China Morning Post. Demand for dairy products is still outstripping supply in China, resulting in a 50% increase in imports from countries like New Zealand and Chile  over the last…

The difference between different political systems around the world

          THE STORY OF TWO COWS   SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk PERONISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you BUREAUCRATISM…

President Mujica who is selling Uruguay as a safe place to invest received a warm welcome from the President Obama

President Mujica whose is coming up for election this year said Uruguay offers “tremendous guarantees” for investors and is “a decent country”on his second day visit to Washington where he addressed 120 business people at the US Chamber of Commerce during a Tuesday morning…

Lima, capital of Peru outstands as the leading Latin American city to make business, followed by Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lima, capital of Peru outstands as the leading Latin American city to make business, followed by Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil, although these last two actually dropped from the previous ranking, according to an annual list made…

Brazilian senator Kátia Abreu a potential future President is Agro friendly

The senator and rancher from Goiás was an influential force in the weakening of Brazil’s forest code blamed by many for the recent rise in Amazon deforestation. Her support – in parliament and in an acerbic newspaper column – for more roads through the Amazon, congressional control over demarcation of indigenous…

Why Uruguay has displaced Argentina as the main supplier of milk to Brazil

          Uruguay’s dairy industry has overtaken Argentina as the main supplier of milk to Brazil, according to Globo Rural, a Brazilian site which specializes in farming news. “Brazil’s imports were globally 60% Argentine milk and the rest, 40% from Uruguay, but now Uruguay has moved…