South American Real Estate News
/ Month / April

Puerto Varas or Little Germany

Argentina
Could be a Little Germany Puerto Varas and its surrounding rolling farmland treat you to breathtaking views of valleys, vineyards, productive farms and of course the volcanoes. As most of you know the most active volcano, the 6,500 foot Calbuco has erupted again after 50 years of inactivity. Fortunately for Chileans and unfortunately for Argentines the Westerly winds blow most of the Ash over Argentina leaving this beautiful town unaffected. Those villages closer to the epicenter are not so lucky. Strolling…

Brazilian agribusiness push for reversal of foreign purchase bans

Brazilian farmers push for reversal of foreign purchase ban Be careful what you wish for… In what looks a sign of the extent of the reversal in agriculture’s fortunes, farmers in Brazil – which four years ago introduced restrictions on foreign ownership of farmland for fear of a wave of inward investment – are asking for the shackles to be loosened. The Sociedade Rural Brasileira (SRB), which represents large- and medium-scale farmers, has opened a legal battle to open up land purchases…

A FOREIGNER’S GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE

A FOREIGNERS GUIDE FOR BUYING FARMLAND IN CHILE      Maybe you visited Chile as a tourist and fell in love with the country, or perhaps you are aware of its strategies to become a global food supplier. Now you are considering buying some farmland there. Congratulations! Apart from mining, Chile has unique soil and climate advantages for agricultural exploitation and food production. Spread along 2500+ miles on the Southwestern Pacific Coast of South America, Chile encompasses all climate zones from desert…

Is Puerto Varas in Chile the New Bariloche ?

Is Puerto Varas in Chile the New Bariloche ? Located in the Chilean Lakes District, Puerto Varas bills itself as the new Bariloche which is similar city on the Argentine side of the Andes. With similar lakeside views and stunning surrounding mountains, the town is certainly justified in making that comparison. However, while every other shop in Bariloche sells souvenirs and ill-placed apartment buildings that block lake views for most people, Puerto Varas remains a much more tranquil and less developed town.…

Chilterra: A Dairy Farm in Chile

Chilterra dairy was a great New Zealand idea but has showed some  structural flaws. It is an equity partnership with some New Zealand minority owners along with a local Chilean owner called Ricardo Rios who has spent the first 25 years of his working life a computer programmer. Ricardo Rios is the majority shareholder and thus has effective control. The company has grown over time to have now over one hundred staff. It owns and operates six dairy farms on approx 1400 hectares and a further 2800 hectares of…

Argentina: Climate change affecting wine production

Government report: Climate change affecting wine production Argentina’s world famous wine industry is under threat from climate change. The Andean region — where the wine is mainly produced — is set to become one of the most affected by global warming, according to a report by the Energy Secretariat that was released yesterday. The region, which includes Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Salta and Jujuy, is on track to experience higher temperatures, more frequent and longer heat waves and…