South American Real Estate News
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LATAM wants to dominate South America with its new planes

In operation since 2015, LATAM is one of newest international airline brands in the world. Yet it’s one backed by nine decades worth of history and experience. LATAM is the largest airline in Latin America with 46,000 employees operating subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. LATAM’s modern fleet is made up…

Attention travelling to Chile: the regulations for the use of foreign cell phones have changed

Chile has implemented a whitelist of cell phones that can be used in its territory; what do you need to know if you visit with your Argentine or another imported phone. On Saturday, the so-called Multiband / SAE regulation came into forceChile, which changes the way in which the activation of all cellular telephones in that…

Chile Opens Latin America’s Largest Medical Marijuana Farm

Chile welcomed Latin America’s largest medicinal marijuana farm Tuesday, marking another step in the region’s growing acceptance of therapeutic uses for the formerly illegal plant. The plantation in the small town of Colbun, about 170 miles south of Santiago, will help treat some 4,000 patients from across Chile, according…

The dirty secrets property syndicate managers don’t want you to know!

Property Syndicates have become popular all around the world but they are not all equal. Each one has a defined propose and time frame (or should have). Here is an Australian analysis done on them showing what to watch out for. I hope to enlighten potential investors about the tricks used by property syndicate managers to ‘window dress’…

Argentina rapidly returning as one of the worlds leading beef exporters

Argentina, which a century ago became a world power on the back of its beef exports, is poised to re-enter the top 10 shippers, helped by the end of trade curbs, and a herd rebuilding from near-50-year lows. ”In the 1930s, Argentina was the world’s top beef exporter. It lost that crown in the 1950s, but until 10 years ago it still…

Buenos Aires Tenants and Owners now get to control their apartment building online

Buenos Aires apartment renters and owners now will have a new web platform through which they can settle the bills, pay salaries and verify due bills, among others. It will start operating from January 2018. The head of the Government of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, today presented the new free online platform “Consorcio…

Buenos Aires, is well on the way to being a smart city

The city will host an international exhibition with a theme that excites everyone: how to use technology to improve the quality of life in cities for its citizens? Buenos Aires is fully involved in the transformation to become on of the worlds smart cities: from 28 to 30 September it will be the venue for an international exhibition on one of the most recurrent…

Mapuche – a ‘terrorist threat’ in Southern Chile ?

The land once occupied by the Mapuche once stretched from the Pacific coast and islands of Chile across the Andes into Argentina. The Mapuche are still fighting for recognition both in Argentina and Chile. In Chile’s it is loggerheads with the two largest forestry companies, and a government crackdown on terrorism using anti-terrorist laws. The likely re-election…

Micro-chipped cows are putting Argentinian beef exports back on the map

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A 16-year snub by the US is prompting Argentine farmers to look towards Asian markets via digital innovations. Argentina’s push to ramp up agriculture exports is moving to a new frontier: micro-chipped cows. For the first time, the nation’s government will work to promote the technology in an effort to increase the traceability of…

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR HAS ARRIVED

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Smart farming is becoming the norm in developed countries This is a report funded by Microsoft on the disruption taking place in the food sector in New Zealand and around the world. I have been saying for some time that small farmers who carry on the traditional forms of farming will increasingly struggle to survive. Certainly, there is evidence…

What are farm syndicates and how do they operate?

Farm syndicates are a business model that offers investors the possibility of buying shares or part ownership to take part in a rural productive initiative, whether this is an agricultural project or a horticultural one. It consists of several investors, with similar interests, who are seeking to obtain benefits through rural activities, without the need of settling in a…