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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,…

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…

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…

Chilterra Dairy Farm in Chile. Another New Zealand Latin American Success Story ?

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A Chilean farmer has given those on the New Zealand Prime Minister’s tour of Latin America an entertaining insight into farming in the country, saying when he first got involved with a New Zealand company, his father warned him “they will take your land and your wife.” ( some truth in that )…

Fuerte suba de las ventas de inmuebles en Buenos Aires: creció 48,8% en julio

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Según el último informe del Colegio de Escribanos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, se realizaron 5.310 registros por un monto total de $ 12.346 millones. Mientras que las formalizadas con hipotecas bancarias treparon 199% respecto a las registradas un año antes. La cantidad total de las escrituras de compraventa de inmuebles…