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4 Major Myths about the Latin American market

At Americas Market Intelligence, our mission is to demystify Latin America for our clients, some of the largest strategic investors in the region. Over the course of 2,000+ client engagements since 1993, a handful of market myths are consistently and erroneously voiced by investors, so we thought we’d nip them in the bud once and for all. MYTH #1: ONLY A FRACTION…

Argentina: Walnuts and hazelnuts in the lower Valley of Rio Negro

Walnut and hazelnut crops have become the most important activities in the lower Valley of Rio Negro. So much so that this region is the main producer of hazelnuts in the country and the biggest producer of walnuts in Northern Patagonia. The main walnut varieties grown are the Chandler and Franquette varieties, while the main hazelnut varieties…

Peru: “Piura has become famous for the quality of its produce”

“The asparagus business isn’t over” Fernando Cilloniz, the regional governor of Ica, arrived in Piura yesterday to close the International Agro Symposium (Siagro Norte) that took place in the city from May 23 to 25. He said that being there, he realized how different these lands were compared to how the news depicted them, as they seem…

Foreign Investors are still cautious about returning to Argentina. We wonder why ?

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No matter how you look at it, investors are still hesitant or have not responded to the invitation the current government is presenting to them in the numbers that one would expect, given the opportunity that Argentina currently presents. The government of Mauricio Macri received an extremely poisoned inheritance: and although his cabinet…

Brazil’s Car Wash Scandal Reveals a Country Soaked in Corruption

What may be the largest corruption case in modern history runs deep in Latin America’s largest country. In U.S. history, entire cities and states have been branded corrupt: Think Richard J. Daley’s Chicago or Huey Long’s Louisiana. But amid even the worst federal scandals, Watergate included, the country has never been nationally…

The Economist: Argentina’s new, honest inflation statistics

The end of bogus accounting SOME readers of The Economist may be numbed by statistics. To many others, they are the water of cognitive life. Each week at the back of this newspaper we publish official data on 42 of the largest economies in the world—with one exception. Five years ago we stopped publishing the inflation figure for Argentina…