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Looking for a change – Join GTSA Company Description – Southern Cone Real Estate Specialists We are an independent company specialising in real estate brokerage and marketing advice for clients who wish to invest or sell properties in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.  We specialise in leading edge…

Chilean, U.S. Firms to Build Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant

Chilean mining company CAP and U.S.-based SunEdison have signed a deal to build a 100 MW solar plant in the Atacama Desert, a project touted as the biggest of its kind in Latin America and also one of the world’s largest. Once completed, the plant in that arid region of northern Chile will supply 15 percent of the CAP steel and iron-ore…

In Argentina Patience is a Virtue plus USD dollars at the ready

    Virtue plus USD dollars In spite of the global recoil from Argentina’s unorthodox management of it’s economy ( some would irresponsible lunacy ) there are strong investment opportunities for the astute and patient. The past few years have seen Brazil , Peru and Colombia as favorite locations for new investment capital.…

Uruguay’s top court throws out new tax on big land holdings

Uruguay’s Supreme Court has thrown out a controversial tax on large land holdings in the South American beef and soy producer, saying on Saturday the levy introduced in 2011 was unconstitutional. Justices thought the new tax overlapped with existing ones collected by local governments, said Raul Oxandabarat, a spokesman for the court.…

Sheep rearing is an opportunity that Argentina no longer takes advantage of

La Nacion ( translated ) Buenos Aires has areas with excellent conditions that allow high levels of production, but this does not happen, Why ? In the late nineteenth century the country was in what later became known as the “golden age” of Argentina sheep production. At that time, the province of Buenos Aires…

All you need to know about sugar cane in Brasil

1. How much sugar cane is produced in Brazil and around the world? Brazil produced 620 million tons of sugar cane in 2010. World production is close to 1.6 billion tons annually and is concentrated in tropical regions, particularly developing nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. According to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization,…

Latin America’s rising middle class is exceeding expectations

Latin America’s rising middle class is exceeding expectations The Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo recently ran an article on the travails faced by Andrea Garoni Sucupira a São Paulo lawyer and mother of two children. She is finding it impossible to hire the live-in maid that traditionally takes care of everything in an…

An economic snapshot of Latin America for 2013

An economic snapshot of Latin America for 2013 LatinFocus Consensus Forecast panelists expect regional GDP to expand 3.7% this year, following an estimated 2.9% increase recorded in 2012. The stable figure reflects rosier prospects for Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela, which were offset by downward revisions to Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. Meanwhile,…

For Santander bank, “Brazil is the most important country in the world”

Banco Santander comes to buy. Sometimes we sell off something, but in Brazil we come to buy,” Botin told reporters before being received by President Dilma Rousseff, putting down rumours doing the rounds in the financial market that he might sell part of the Bradesco bank. “Brazil, for Santander, is the most important country…

New Zealand’s pension fund shops for offshore farm investments

New Zealand’s state pension fund is looking at buying overseas farmland amid growing demand for food in emerging markets, and it is also interested in assets offered by struggling European banks as well as catastrophe insurance. Crop, dairy and livestock farming operations in North and South America, Australia and Europe are potentially…

China must invest in Latin America for food security

South China Morning Post China must invest overseas to ensure its food security, said speakers at the recent Asian Financial Forum. “China and India have to open to global markets like Australia, Africa and Latin America, and invest in these countries’ agricultural production for food security,” said Fan Shenggen, the director…

Argentine and Brazilian tourists find travelling to Uruguay challenging due high costs and poor air links.

Argentine and Brazilian tourists find travelling to Uruguay challenging due high costs and poor air links MercoPress Tourists arriving in Uruguay dropped 14% in first weeks compared to 2012 The number of tourists arriving to Uruguay in the first weeks of this summer season has dropped 14% compared…

Doug Casey view of the World – Picks War in Europe and bets on Argentina

by Doug Casey International Man EUROPE From at least the 1600s, Europe could claim to be the center of world civilization on all fronts. The colonies of the Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and Russian empires (with the Dutch, Germans, Italians, and Americans as bit players) covered almost the entire planet. In its early…

Uruguay could be set to become world leader in wind power ahead of other nations

Uruguay plans to produce 90 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015 Uruguay has set its sights on becoming one of the world’s leading wind power producers as part of plans to produce 90 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Electricity generated from wind is expected to…

Foreign ownership of Uruguay farms up 300% since 2000

New census data out this week from Uruguay’s leading ag agency shows the number of foreign investors buying Uruguay farmland and the average farm size both rose rapidly over the past decade. The Uruguay Ministry of Cattle, Agriculture and Fishing (MGAP) released the 2011 Farming General Census yesterday, and the percentage of Uruguayans owning…