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Due Diligence, South American Style For Farms

Due Diligence, South American Style For Farms This week again we have clients in Paraguay doing due diligence on another undeveloped farm we have conditionally sold, to be used for a farm syndicate for smaller to medium sized investors. This involves considerable work and expense for the client. Apart from checking legal titles etc, they will be using…

La Moraleja: Industrial Lemon Production in Salta, Argentina

La Moraleja is the world largest irrigated drip feed Lemon Production farm showing the most striking power of man over nature to generate food and jobs and generate good profits at the same time. Where there was Salteño Forest previously today there are 3000 hectares of lemons watered by drip feed, with a processing factory that by industrialization…

Brazil makes it easier for foreigners to buy farmland again

The chairmanship of the Agriculture Caucus in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies  aims to turn back the clock on the rules concerning foreign ownership of his country’s farmland. Five years ago, Brazil’s Attorney General Office issued a new interpretation of an old, business-friendly rule that made it harder for foreign companies to buy the country’s…

Buenos Aires illegal markets boom as Argentina’s economy stagnates

While Buenos Aires sleeps, La Salada roars to life. By 3am, shoppers are chaotically barging their way through the narrow passageways of Latin America’s largest informal market, hauling sacks bulging with anything from fake branded clothing to pirate DVDs. “Look at this, just 135 pesos!” exclaims a satisfied Rodrigo Vega as…

Chile – Tax reform implications for foreign investors

The enacted tax reform legislation introduces significant changes to Chile’s tax regime with measures that, among other items, are intended to increase tax revenue. Foreign shareholders will want to consider the effect of making certain elections (described below) and of making adjustments to their current structures, to address the potential…

Australian Utopian dream in Paraguay – A ticket to Paradise

Book for the Week – A ticket to Paradise In the wilds of Paraguay live blue-eyed South Americans with surnames like Smith and McCreen. This is the intriguing story of their ancestors, an idealistic Australian journalist called William Lane, and a colony called New Australia. In 1893, Australian journalist William Lane dreamed of creating…

Paraguay is looking for Investors

Paraguay is looking for Investors Introduction: Having suffered from a liquidity crisis in 1995, Paraguay is going to great lengths to ensure it’s seen as an ample investment opportunity. A host of financial reforms as well as thriving economic circumstances are just a small part of the country’s attempt to demonstrate huge potential for growth and encourage…

Agriculture in Paraguay – Why invest in 2015

Agriculture Opportunities in Paraguay Agriculture in Paraguay. Bordered by Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil, Paraguay lies firmly in the heart of South America. With a land area of just under half a million square kilometres, the country is considerably smaller than its neighbours and has the least dense population in the region. With few mineral resources,…

Is Paraguay an Immigration option ?

Paraguay atrae inversiones desde Uruguay
Paraguay an Immigration: Paraguay is usually overlooked as an emigration option but it does have just about everything that you might need for the active agriculture investor.  There are thousands of hectares of empty land available for livestock or agriculture, plus most importantly in a world running out of water, its sits atop one of the world’s greatest…

Good News for Air Travellers coming or going to Southern Asia

It is worthy of consideration for any New Zealand or Australian traveler heading to Europe, or those travelers from the northern hemisphere heading to New Zealand & Australia, to make inquiries as to the options of doing so via the Air New Zealand non-stop connection from Auckland to Buenos Aires & Buenos Aires to Auckland. …

Paraguay has potential for more rice production

Although the growth in rice production has been substantial, it is still only 10% of what can be expected in the near future.  Eventually, over 1 million hectares could be planted. Paraguay has an unlimited water source, mainly from the Paraguay River, with enough water to secure a massive increase in grain production. Paraguay is expected to show a large expansion of its sowing area within the next five years as almost one-fifth of the country’s total surface has proven to be suitable for agriculture and…

Argentina’s 2015 soybean harvest to be comfortably above 60m tons

Record Argentine Soybean Harvest in the making Surprisingly, despite adverse weather conditions earlier in many regions it is now certain that with over 90% of the soybean crop harvested, (approximately 17.2 million hectares), the total 2014/15 crop will be over 60 million tons. This has just been reported by the Argentine Cereals…

The Need for Title Insurance in Chile

Title insurance is traditionally a construct of the legal faults and risks associated with buying real estate in the United States (Wiki article on Title Insurance). The real estate laws in Chile do not suffer from most of those basic legal defects of land registries as found in the American legal system that would make title insurance useful in Chile. In fact, the legal safeguards built into buying, selling, and owning property in Chile are such that there is almost no circumstances under which a title insurance…

Real Estate Agent Customs in Chile

First, we would like to caution that most real estate agents in Chile are honest and well intentioned. There are many good, ethical, and professional real estate agents in Chile. There are however a few things that foreigners looking to purchase real estate in Chile should be cautious about when dealing with real estate agents in Chile, and should understand the…

Drones in South America Agriculture

Drones in South America Agriculture: Now that Agricultural Drones are becoming more widespread I thought we would do a promo on one of the most advanced UK models available in the market today. About QuestUAV QuestUAV Ltd is a UK based manufacturer of small, fixed wing unmanned aircraft ( sUAV ) that are designed to carry sensors such as high resolution cameras, infra red cameras, thermal cameras, multispectral cameras and video surveillance cameras. Our drones / aircraft / UAV are also referred to as RPA (Remotely…