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Chasing China: Chile drives Latin America’s electric vehicle revolution

A massive cargo ship docked in the Chilean port of San Antonio at the end of November. It carried it its belly the first 100 electric buses from China that Chileans hope will revolutionise their public transport system. Chile’s ambitious plan to face down its capital Santiago’s notorious smog problem includes the rollout…

10 property tips when buying

My thoughts from 30 yrs in the real estate industry. Tip 1: Contact your broker, don’t wait for them to contact you – Good properties always sell even in a tough market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all of your boxes comes down to the relationships you have with the local brokers, so take the lead and make sure they always think of…

Patagonian Lamb: a worldwide reputation of quality

Sheep production represents an important role inside the Argentine agriculture system. By the end of XIX century, Argentina had 74 million sheep, but that number has decreased over recent years. The reason for this reduction has multiple factors, but the most important during the last few years is the increase of the guanaco production (similar…

Farms in Argentina continue to underpin the countries economic recovery with an expected USD 3 billion of sales before March 2019

This is the calculation for the remainder of the soybean and corn harvest, as well as the exports of the new seasons wheat. Despite some flooding, it shows the hope of a super harvest is now likely to be realised. The wheat harvest already over two million tonnes. Despite…

Buenos Aires: Palacio Álzaga Unzué: The most luxurious wedding gift in Argentina’s history

On May 8th, 1916, there was a large party in Buenos Aires. Two offspring of the aristocracy, Félix Saturnino de Álzaga Unzué, 31, and Elena Peña Unzué, 24, were married with all pomp and ceremony in the Church of St. Augustine. As corresponding to a wedding of that rank, the couple received innumerable…

Hume Palace was built for a Scottish Railway Magnate in Alvear Avenue Buenos Aires

Alvear Avenue is emblematic of the elegance of Buenos Aires. The street contains an important collection of architecture from the 1900’s. In the first period, right up to the country’s first centennial, it was a street lined with Italianate villas or Victorian mansions with lush gardens. Then in the…

Brazilian Book Review: A Biography

For many non-Brazilians, the country is a land of contradictions: vast natural resources and entrenched corruption; extraordinary wealth and grinding poverty; beautiful beaches and violence-torn favelas. Brazil occupies a vivid place in the American imagination, and yet it remains largely unknown. In an extraordinary journey that spans five hundred years, from…

Buenos Aires has become one of the most admired cities in the world

Buenos Aires has become one of the most admired cities in the world due to its ability to reinvent its streets and public transportation. In 2014, Buenos Aires won the Sustainable Transport Award for giving Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, a transport and pedestrian makeover. Four years later, how are these interventions…

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You can have a one-click connection to GTSA – News by simply downloading our icon on your phone.  We’ve created some simple videos to guide you through the process. Enjoy.  For iPhone users 1. Open Safari 2. Navigate to gtsanews.com 3. Tap the ‘Share’ button 4. Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’…

Agro-Chile: Viticulture an evolution in time

Three years ago a Chilean Viticulturist Italo Schiappacasse started with a spare area using his many grape varieties to test out the open gable growing system. He has been attentive to the demands of the overseas markets and better still, he now has them at his fingertips. Difficult. This is how last seasons table grapes have been described; a situation that generated…

The unknown Argentine heroes of the second war

They fought as members of the Allied forces in the greatest conflagration in history against fascism. Many of them died without being recognized, others tell their story now for the first time Fourth of July, 1944. The beaches of Normandy are the scene of one of the most famous battles in history. Through the sky, they cross two Spitfire aircraft…

Agriculture in Argentina future expectations

Growth prospects for the next five years 1 trend: Enpa revealed that there is a lesser intention to produce on land of third parties, that there is a low or no growth in soybean cultivation and a high increase in investments in activities related to animal protein. 2 investments 92% of the mega-producers (over 10,000 ha) are planning to…

Agri-business starts to lift the Argentine economy

SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO (ARGENTINA) (AFP) –  Federico Zerboni gazes out from his 4×4 as it rumbles across the pampas, fertile fields of rapeseed and soybean visible as far as the eye can see. An agri-business boom in Argentina, fueled largely by soybean and grain exports, has helped offset some of the pain of a bitter recession that forced…

The famous Zaha Hadid brand arrives in Buenos Aires 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, the studio that was founded by the great architect who died in 2016, was hired by the Portland group to build an important residential building in Palermo, Buenos Aires. Five months after the death of the famous British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, one of the great global luminaries of this profession in the…

Argentina growing as non-GMO soybean world supplier

Buenos Aires, October 22nd.  Argentina is going forward as a non-GMO world soybean supplier. “We estimate that non-GMO global soybean market is between 9 to 12 million metric tons, but to guarantee the identity across the supply chain is the key factor to play in this business”, the general manager of Kumagro, Diego Chillado Biaus, opines.…