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Capitá Miní- One man’s story of his love of the Argentine Ibera

Mario Battiston born in Rosario’s city on May 3, 1944 After two years of military service in Marina he joined the Argentine Merchant Navy as Assistant of Mechanic, from 1967 on. Also in a foreign Merchant Navy as 3rd Technical Officer from 1969 until 1971, sailing principally on the southern seas choosing the crossing of the Strait…

El Tigre of Argentina – A fisherman’s paradise

By Larry Larson – Professional Fishing Guide “Don’t cry for me Argentina. The truth is I never left you,” that’s how the song goes and I felt like I’d never left after looking through my passport, which contained 25 border crossing stamps for Argentina in the last eight years.    It was early December and I had time to reminisce as I waited…

” Open veins of Latin America” A must read or anyone thinking on doing business or living in Latin America

This translated book begins with a forewords by left wing writer Isabel Allende, and here is  just one quote from her  introduction of the book: “His work is a mixture of meticulous detail, political conviction, poetic flair, and good storytelling.” The translation by Cedric Belfrage…

Los Lagos de Chile – 10 Region centred on the city of Osorno

Osorno is a city and commune in southern Chile and capital of Osorno Province in the Los Lagos Region. It had a population of over 150,000. It is located 945 kilometres (587 mi) south of the national capital of Santiago, 105 kilometres (65 mi) north of the regional capital of Puerto Montt and 260 kilometres (160 mi) west of the Argentine…

Doug Casey: All Banks Are Bankrupt – Head to South America

L: Doug, there is considerable disagreement over the significance of the Cyprus crisis. A lot of people are saying that it’s just a flash in the pan; Cyprus is a small country, far off, and doesn’t really matter. Other people are saying it’s very significant. The European Central Bank took unprecedented steps. What do you…

Peru new Oasis in the Desert – The Olmos Project

Peru’s Olmos Valley might be a desert now, with rare rains and rivers that trickle to life for just a few months a year, but a radical engineering solution for water scarcity could soon create an agricultural bonanza here. Fresh water that now tumbles down the eastern flank of the Andes mountains to the Amazon basin and eventually the Atlantic…

South America improves its record of human development with some surprising results

South America improves its record of human development with some surprising results IF YOU look at countries’ social and economic progress since 1990, you will find that, in most cases, it is in line with their historic performance—with some important exceptions. According to the United Nations Development Programme…

More German firms keen to invest in Brazil

Germany is keen to boost its already substantial investment in Brazil ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio summer Olympics, the new president of the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce said here Monday. “There are many (German) companies, particularly small and medium-sized ones — who see prospects for business in Brazil” despite…

Argentine Easter Championship Super TC2000 motor racing in Buenos Aires Streets

For the second time after sixty years the city of Buenos Aires will organize a car race on a street circuit. This will occur when Super TC2000 strolls the city streets of Recoleta on the first date of the Argentine Championship Super TC2000 on March 31st, 2013. The circuit will have an extension of 3200 meters and will…

Osorno Chile – The Center for Agricultural and Pastoral Farming

Osorno Chile – The Center for Agricultural and Pastoral Farming Osorno Chile is most of the most popular regions for pastoral and cropping farming in Chile that Gateway to South America-Chile specialises in. It is an important agricultural center, with agriculture making up the bulk of the Osorno province’s economic activity.…

Which New Zealand Companies are making money in Latin America ?

When it comes to Latin America there are few New Zealand companies who know it as well as Tait Communications. The Christchurch-based business has been selling its products there for more than 25 years. So when Tait’s vice-president of sales for Latin America, Hamish Wiig, went on the John Key-led trade delegation recently he kept…

What you need to know when selling your property in Argentina

This will be the first of a series of articles about selling in different South American Countries What does COTI means? The COTI is the ” Real Estate Transfer Code” (“Código de Oferta de Transferencia de Inmuebles”) necessary to sell a property that exceeds $ 300,000 AR in value. Do I have to obtain the COTI to sell my…

Peru invests in massive irrigation project to bring fresh water to its arid west coast

Next year, the Olmos Irrigation Project will start pumping billions of gallons of water onto a nearby 170-square-mile patch of desert in the Olmos Valley near the Pacific coast. The $500 million project is the most ambitious yet in a handful of massive irrigation works that are turning large swaths of Peru’s…

Chilean Housing Prices Higher due a strong well managed economy

Global Property Guide Unlike many other countries around the world, Chile’s housing market did not suffer the ill effects of the global financial crisis and new reports show that house prices are strong, particularly in the capital of Santiago. The Chilean real estate market experienced only a marginal slip during the worst of the…

Uruguay: From Crisis to Opportunity

Through 2005-2010, a range of World Bank initiatives effectively supported Uruguay’s successful efforts to consolidate economic and social recovery from a crisis in 2001-2002, which in turn drove down poverty rates, bolstered health reforms, and significantly reduced the national debt. The Bank was also instrumental in helping Uruguay eliminate foot—and—mouth…