South American Real Estate News
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Why there will be water wars sooner than you think

Water has become a real issue as the people around the world are finding out more and more.  New techniques for desalinating ocean waters might be an answer and  this might solve the problem of rising ocean levels!  Here is a great article from Simon Black who reports on some astounding data from around the world. Shanghai, China A few days ago I had a conversation with the Chief Operating Officer for our agricultural fund in Chile. We were discussing water, and he told me that roughly 60% of California…

How to negotiate successfully, What everyone should know

What should people know about negotiating an agreement, job position, sale, or in any other situation? Here are some of the most common mistakes? Most things in life are negotiable & you can improve your negotiation skills with four easy tips. I’ve spent the majority of my career negotiating and training other people to negotiate. Along the way I’ve made plenty of mistakes and learned that negotiation can often be improved by actually doing the opposite of what I originally think I should do.…

Brazil still needs to be on investors radar

The country is set to be the number one agricultural powerhouse globally within a few years. The UN forecast Brazil will become the world’s largest foods exporter by 2020, while the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) put the potential farmland available in the country at 400 million hectares, of which only 50 million (12.5%) is being utilized. Brazil has as much spare farmland as the next two largest countries on the list combined – the US and Russia. Linked to this is Brazil’s ownership of 15% of…

Union Agriculture Group (UGA)

The Uruguayan Union Agriculture Group (UGA) may have got its timing wrong in buying El Tejars farm assets in Uruguay it seems in hindsight. The seller was El Tejar who was one of the largest rural players in South America and took the opportunity to sell all its Uruguay farms ( 67,000 ha ) as it thought the market had peaked to its larger competitor UGA. UGA can now boost around 172,000 ha in total. However the idea of then UGA creating an initial public offering (IPO ) with the combined acreage has become…

A Brazilian town desperate for men full of beautiful young women. What is the catch ?

Believe it or no but there is a small Brazilian town suffering from a serious man drought has made an appeal for eligible bachelors. The population of Noiva do Cordeiro in southeast Brazil consists of more than 600 beautiful single women aged between 20 and 35. The remote settlement was founded in the 1890s, when a young woman and her family were excommunicated from the Catholic church after she was accused of adultery. Shocking behaviour.  In some cultures she would have been stoned to death. They were joined…

Why the smart money is still Investing in Uruguay today?

Uruguay is a small country that staunchly defends its constitutional democracy, its political pluralism and the individual liberties and its inhabitants. Consequently, on an international level, it has received a large degree of credibility, and has been recognized by diverse organisms as one of the safest place to invest in Latin America. Uruguay is divided administratively into 19 departments, totaling 176,210 square kilometers, making it the second smallest country in the region. It borders Brazil (to the…