South American Real Estate News
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5 Reasons You Will Not Succeed Selling Real Estate in any country

Unless you are fully committed to real estate as a profession and have a solid business plan, you will have trouble finding success anywhere. Here I have outlined five situations that can bring down your career — and how to avoid them. Over the past twenty five years, I have had the opportunity to train and work with some of the…

How does the market crash in oil prices affect South American agriculture

How does the market crash in oil prices affect South American agriculture I have been trying to get my head around the medium to long-term effects of lower oil prices on agriculture. Who would have thought only six months ago we would have oil prices sub-USD 57 dollars per barrel. Now it seems this could last one year or…

What has happened the the Chinese luxury wine market ?

What has happened the the Chinese luxury wine market ? As China’s anticorruption campaign dampens demand for expensive wines, the red obsession with Bordeaux vineyards is starting to evaporate. Chinese were the biggest buyers of Bordeaux vineyards in 2013 with 25 deals, or 75% of the total number of transactions. They bought over 900 hectares, or 2,223 acres, in total,…

The Best Place To Buy Agricultural Land Is In South American

Long-time subscribers know that I’m unabashedly bullish on South American agriculture. The supply and demand fundamentals for food speak for themselves, but let’s briefly review: On the demand side: 1) World population isn’t getting any smaller for now. Even some of the most Malthusian models show a continued rise in global population…

KMPG’S Indirect Tax Guide to South America

KMPG’S Indirect Tax Guide to South America has been updated Here is a very informative indirect tax guide to doing Real Estate  business in Latin America done by KMPG. Always seek to quantify and qualify if there have been any recent changes.  (  believe me, there will have been ) (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today) About Gateway to South AmericaGateway…

How To Obtain Residency and Citizenship in Uruguay

Figures released by the Uruguayan Immigration Office show that in 2012 over 5000 applications were filed for residence, but at the same time only 2400 applications were granted. This goes a long way to explaining why the time taken to obtain residence in Uruguay has shot up from 6 months only 2-3 years ago to around 24 months now. Since 2008 the…

In Chile, Indigenous Groups Push Back developments slowing growth

Negotiations with Indigenous Groups as well as mounting environmental awareness by the general public have slowed or blocked more than $20 billion US in power stations, gold and copper mines, and transmission lines, according to company statements and a study by Matias Abogabir, head of indigenous affairs during former President…

Economic Snapshot of Latin America

(This article was written by Focus Economics and was published on December 9, 2014) Economic Snapshot of Latin America More complete data showed that growth in most Latin American economies bottomed out in the second quarter and that it is picking up slowly in the second half of the year. In the third quarter, the regional GDP estimate (excluding Venezuela which…

Income gap shrinks in Chile, for better or worse

(This article was written by Eduardo Porter and was published in The New York Times on December 2, 2014) Chile is a stellar performer by almost any standard. Income per person has grown fourfold over the last quarter-century. Today,many Chileans, rightly, see their nation as within shouting range of the advanced industrial world. Yet for all its economic…

The US has moved to stop punishing Cuba after 50 yrs of harassment

US President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War enmity. “Isolation…

Brazil – Still a new rising Global Power ?

Brazil – Still a new rising Global Power ? Brazil is a regional pole of power in the Western Hemisphere, and a nation of growing stature, visibility, and influence in global affairs. In South America, it has displaced the U.S. as the dominant presence on many issues. Aside from China and India, with their mega-populations and rapid economic growth over…

Argentina outspends the rest of Latin America in education

Argentina outspends the rest of Latin America in education Argentina is one of the biggest investors in education throughout Latin America, according to an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development study, which noted that Argentina allocated 6.3 percent of its GDP to education in 2012, compared to the five-percent average for…

Waiting for Kristina to go in Argentina

Waiting for Kristina to go in Argentina Foreign Firms are targeted by the president so are are leaving or scaling back ARGENTINA has never been a simple place for foreign companies to operate in. Inefficiency and inflation have plagued the country for decades. That crises occur every dozen years is accepted as fate. Recently, however, government hostility…

Why Potential Investors in Chile should not use the Investor Visa

The “Investor Visa” in Chile although easy to obtain in the first year is much more difficult to keep in the second year. With the investor visa you are essentially making the Chilean department of immigration your business partner in Chile. First, to apply for an investor visa in Chile you must submit a business plan along with documentation…

Country Fish Consumption per capita per year 2014

Look how Chile’s Fish consumption has dropped in comparison to Japan as the country has become more affluent in the graph above which was made only four years ago. Argentina  9 kgs Fish 120 kg Meat Coastline 4,989 km Peru 22 kgs Fish 25.9 kgs Meat Coastline 2,997 km Chile 7 kgs Fish 70.6 Meat Coastline 6,434 km Spain 30 kgs Fish 107.9 kgs Meat…