Paraguay is rated the best place in the region for business, according to says Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) 

The Latin American Economic Climate Index (ICE) released this weekend by Brazil’s Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) highlighted Paraguay as the Mecca for regional business ventures, given the country’s outstanding performance. The FGV report highlights that, despite the increase in their indexes, other countries remained in the unfavourable zone (below 100 points): Peru (85.3), Colombia (72.8), Chile (72.7), and Ecuador (42.2). Meanwhile, Argentina climbed from 26.1 to 41.7, with the first economic…

Reasons why we are on the cusp of a commodity super-cycle affecting South America

The following two decades are likely to be a series of supply squeezes for a variety of reasons As 2024 unfolds, the surge in commodity prices has been nothing short of spectacular, with sectors such as metals, energy, and agriculture all registering significant gains. This trend is not merely coincidental but indicative of a burgeoning commodity super-cycle driven by three key factors: What drives commodity super-cycles? Historically, commodity super-cycles have been triggered by periods of intense industrialisation…

Argentina’s ‘Napa Valley’- Valle de Uco

Argentina’s Napa Valley is on the eastern side of the Andes, in a region of stunning foothills and high plains. The Uco Valley in Mendoza has rapidly become one of the most talked-about and exciting wine regions in the southern hemisphere. Created initially as a stopping point in the crossing of the Andes on the commercial route from Río de la Plata to Chile’s Santiago, Mendoza has become the largest wine-producing area in Latin America, claiming 70% of Argentina’s wines. The Uco Valley, with its…

Why is the Osorno region in CHILE home to so much dairy farming?

Why?  Well, thanks to the high level of sanitary control, dairy cooperatives produce milk of high quality. The Chilean dairy industry benefits from a suitable climate (around 1200m plus with moderate temperatures), particularly in the Southern half of the country (the regions of Los Lagos and Los Rios) with around 75% of the cattle and 600.000 hectares devoted to dairy production (80% of the country).* Key facts about the Chilean dairy industry Chile is involved in up to 5% of milk production in Latin America,…

The Legal Steps to buy Real Estate in Uruguay

Navarro Abogados , Montevideo Uruguay Purchase of a Real Estate Property by an Individual After the individual (the “Individual”) has identified the real estate property it intends to acquire, it should seek the legal advice of an attorney and the services of a Notary Public to assist in the purchase process. In general, pursuant to the current Uruguayan laws and regulations applicable to real estate transactions, the purchase of a real estate property is structured through the following steps. Step 1:…

Buenos Aires’ Historical Promenade: Avenida de Mayo

Walking down Avenida De Mayo, you will be in awe of the many architectural treasures reflecting the glory days of Buenos Aires in the early 1900s.  Being the main thoroughfare between the two governmental buildings of the Casa Rosada in Plaza de Mayo and the Argentine Congress in the Plaza de Congreso, the infamous Avenida de Mayo is often compared with La Gran Via in Madrid. London City Cafe depicts the architectural style of the early 1900s. It has also been likened to Paris or Barcelona due to its sophisticated…

Elon Musk calls out to Investors to consider Argentina after meeting with President Javier Milei

The Argentine president praised the Tesla CEO for his efforts to advance space exportation. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recommended his followers invest in Argentina after meeting up with President Javier Milei on the sidelines of a global investors conference in Los Angeles on Monday. “I recommend investing in Argentina,” Musk posted on X, the social media app he owns. He also published a picture of himself with Milei, Presidency Secretary Karina Milei, and Argentine Ambassador to the U.S. Gerardo Werthein. …

Buenos Aires Residential: The data that reveals why it is time to buy a property

The purchase and sale operations registered in March 2024 are positioned as the highest increase in the past five years. The first two months of the year recorded a drop in the total number of real estate purchase deeds, with 1,882 in January and 2,213 in February, after an end of the year marked by 4,560 events in December 2023. Despite the political and economic fluctuations with which 2024 began, In March, the real estate market registered a significant increase: it added 3,399 registrations – 53%…

The British Vestey Meat Empire in South America

The Vestey Brothers were once the largest meat retailers in the world The company once controlled one-third of the refrigerated storage capacity in Britain and two-thirds of multiple butcher shops. It accounted for 20 per cent of all meat imported into Britain. Origins and early growth William Vestey (1859 – 1940) and Edmund Hoyle Vestey (1866 – 1954) were born to Samuel Vestey, a Liverpool provisions merchant. William Vestey William Vestey was sent to Chicago to scout for opportunities in 1876. He was…

New UVA Mortgage Loans in Argentina: the details of the loans offered by Banco Ciudad in Buenos Aires today

The Head of the Buenos Aires Government, Jorge Macri, launched the new mortgage loans from Banco Ciudad this Monday to acquire, renovate, improve, and expand homes. This measure seeks to benefit the middle class and support development in the Microcenter area. The new loans can be financed up to $250 million and have terms of up to 20 years in Purchasing Value Units (UVAs), plus an interest rate of 3.5% Annual Nominal Rate (TNA). According to the City, some credits stand out for their accessibility, such as…

Argentine libertarian President Javier Milei has introduced measures which are causing the USD to weaken domestically for the first time against the domestic peso

Just four months into office, President Javier Milei has achieved a critical feat in a country long ravaged by runaway inflation: stabilising Argentina’s currency. The peso has, in fact, not only stopped plunging day after day but is also rallying sharply in one key foreign exchange market—there are many of them here, a byproduct of the country’s web of byzantine rules—the blue-chip swap. The peso has soared 25 per cent against the dollar over the past three months in this market, which is used…

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

On May 8th, 1916, a large party was 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. The couple received innumerable gifts corresponding to a wedding of that rank. But nothing was like the gift of the groom that he gave to his new wife: a superb palace a few meters from the exclusive Avenue Alvear in the neighbourhood of Retiro, which still surprises many with its noble…

The 10 most important rules for investing in agriculture favour South America

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Rule 1. Only invest in investor-friendly countries: Agricultural investments require a medium to long-term view. A typical investment in mainstream agriculture will require 70-80% of your investment to go into the land. There is no need to add to these risks by going into countries where you put your capital at risk. This rules out most of Africa, Eastern Europe and parts of Asia. Rule 2. Countries with low, preferably no, subsidies for agriculture. Subsidies can be alluring because they can be seen as underwriting…

Discover the charm of Paraguay for investors, a land full of promise

What country! Paraguay closed one more edition of the largest national agricultural exhibition and the first of the regional circuit. An exhibition with historical inscriptions, with tracks that compete in the big leagues, with children of World Champions, with record sales and purchases from abroad, and with the necessary maturity to discuss structural issues of the cattle business that aim to continue positioning Paraguay as a food producer for all continents, and years ago called the new agricultural frontier.…

MercadoLibre now sells properties that can be paid with crypto

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The Mercado Libre e-commerce will allow real estate agencies to publish properties such as apartments, houses, land, lots and premises in Bitcoin. How the buying and selling of real estate in cryptocurrencies works. Today, Mercado Libre announced that it will accept property ads in cryptocurrencies . From now on, it will be possible to access properties with Bitcoin through the platform, and there will be an exclusive section of properties listed in cryptocurrencies. “We are always attentive to the changes…
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