South American Real Estate News
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Argentina continues with its infrastructure boom in 2019

Energías Renovables en Argentina
Although in 2018 infrastructure spending will fall in inflation adjusted terms, there will be more funds for long-term projects in the following year which is an election one.  The spending could still be even higher if PPP (Private and State) agreements currently being negotiated are concluded successfully. With the strategy of producing a funnel…

Chile learns to harvest its formidable solar power opportunities

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The silence at El Romero is deceptive. Broken only by the ambient hum of transformers and with almost no humans in sight, there is nevertheless plenty going on beneath the surface of the giant solar panels that cover 280 hectares of the arid mountain landscape of northern Chile. About 200 megawatts per hour pulse from Latin America’s largest…

Chile turns to Piñera to lead economic recovery

Sebastián Piñera, Chile’s billionaire former president, won the presidential election on Sunday, returning to the office he held from 2010-14 in the latest swing to the right in Latin America. The 68-year-old former airline magnate — whose anticipated victory propelled the local stock market to record highs this year after six years of stagnation…

New Zealand genetics sought after says one South American expert

Argentinian genetic importer/exporter Luis Balfour says New Zealand pedigree stock is attractive to his clients in South America as New Zealand breeders provided the ”best package” of desired traits. Mr Balfour has been involved with importing and exporting cattle between Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Canada, the US,…

Economic Snapshot for Latin America

Recovery accelerates in Q3  Economic growth in Latin America sped up in the third quarter, as the long-awaited recovery takes hold. Preliminary data reveals that regional GDP expanded 1.7% annually in Q3, above Q2’s 1.1% rise and the strongest rate of growth since Q1 2014. Recovering confidence, accommodative financial conditions, rising commodities prices and…

BrasilAgro owned by Argentine based Cresud is getting push back from forest Clearing

BrasilAgro business model focuses on acquisition and transformation of Cerrado savanna into farmland. Its model relies on adding value to land by transforming underutilized or unproductive lands. This process of transforming land requires it to deforest native Cerrado vegetation. The value of BrasilAgro’s farmland portfolio…

Chile legal advice when making contracts

LEGAL ADVICE WHEN DEALING WITH MINING COMPANIES BANK GUARANTEES In Chile, it is very rare to come across a mining contract that does not have a bank guarantee that either guarantees the quality and operation of the goods and/or services provided, guarantees the faithful compliance of the contract, or guarantees the performance of the goods or services provided.…

Argentina is leading the way in sustainable dairy farming

With the inauguration of its huge biodigester in Santa Fe, Adecoagro adds the production of its energy needs from cow manure. The projected change of the milk paradigm has now become a reality. With the inauguration of its new biodigester, completed this week, the cowshed of Adecoagro in Christophersen (south of Santa Fe) closes the circle of sustainability…

FREE E-BOOK: Patagonia, Our Amazing Planet by Richard Bernabe

Richard Bernabe is an internationally-renowned nature, wildlife, and travel photographer as well as widely-published author from the United States. His passion for adventure has been the driving force behind his life’s quest to capture the moods and character of the world’s most amazing places, from Africa to the Amazon to the Arctic and…

Wall Street’s bulls are coming back to Argentina

Wall Street’s bulls are rushing to the land of gauchos: Argentina. Their return marks a sharp comeback in confidence for one of the world’s worst economies. Larry Fink says he “came away more confident than ever” on Argentina after spending two days in New York this month with the nation’s leaders. Fink is the CEO of BlackRock,…

Brazil is an Agricultural Powerhouse

Brazil is the world’s largest producer and exporter of sugar, coffee and orange juice, as well as the largest exporter of beef, soybeans and poultry. One in four grains consumed in the world is produced in Brazil. More than 5 of every 10 glasses of orange juice drunk around the world come from Brazilian oranges. Brazil’s beef cattle herd is 8 times the size of…

What You Need to Know before Buying Agricultural Land in Argentina

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Argentina is one of the world’s breadbaskets. Blessed with mild climate, fertile soil and abundant water, it has become an increasingly attractive opportunity for investors. Before you buy your crop farm or cattle ranch in the Pampas, the sheep ranch in the Patagonia, the resort in Bariloche or the winery in Mendoza, you need to understand a few things…

Business Opportunities in Argentina’s Booming e-Commerce Industry

Why and how is e-commerce booming in Argentina? What are the business opportunities in this industry? In this article, we’re going to have a close look at this growing sector of Argentina’s economy. With the huge e-commerce platforms of Alibaba operating mainly in Asia and Amazon operating in 13 countries, one may question why Latin…

Argentina is on track to becoming region’s leading producer and exporter of lithium

Argentina is competing with Chile which is the current  South America’s top producer of the mineral lithium, a key ingredient for the production of electric cars and its rechargeable batteries allowing them to retain energy far longer, and as a consequence its price has soared more than 30% to a record US$ 12.000 a ton this year.…

The Iconic Sofitel Hotel is closing in the Retiro, Buenos Aires

The Sofitel in Arroyo 841 closes next month leaving its historic building that was inaugurated in 1929 Fifteen years ago, when it opened, it was major news. A group of foreigners had chosen a palatial tower in Retiro to install a luxury world-class hotel, the first of the French Accor chain in Argentina. The building is on Arroyo Street which is…