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Uruguay – One of the best places for bluberries

Why Uruguay to plant blueberries? Uruguay – One of the best places for bluberries The Uruguayan tax system is very advantageous for blueberry growers: The fruit has no export taxes. The workers total costs are the lowest of the MERCOSUR countries. In case the Uruguayan government changes the laws or/and taxes, investors have the possibility to…

Uruguay – La Pedrera for surfers

Uruguay – La Pedrera for surfers Uruguay has around 340km of beautiful beaches. But 240km east from its capital Montevideo, there is small beautiful jewel called La Pedrera. With about some 100´s year round habitants and more than 10.000 in summer, (Dec to Feb) you could experience a total relaxed holiday if you hate crowds, or a highly partying place if your…

Uruguay – Colonia del Sacramento

Jacqualine from Winnemucca, Nevada Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest settlement in the country.  The town was originally set up in 1680 as a strategic Portuguese posting, along the Rio de la Plata, to resist the Spanish Crown’s sovereignty of the southern cone.  However, after a hundred years of conflict and dispute, the Portuguese relinquished their control…

Brazil announced an ambitious plan to generate investment and boost GDP

Brazil announced an ambitious plan to generate investment and boost GDP Brazil’s Finance Minister Guido Mantega unveiled new measures to help ailing industries as Latin America’s biggest economy struggles to regain momentum amid a global slowdown. Mantega said the government will slash payroll taxes, stimulate local…

Own Your Own Slice Of BA’s Trendiest Barrio

Own Your Own Slice Of BA’s Trendiest Barrio Palermo Hollywood is fast becoming Buenos Aires’ most attractive neighborhoods due to reasonable property values and the areas high concentration of some of the country’s best bars and restaurants.  According to the Gia Oleo, Hollywood is home to seven of the top ten restaurants in the city. The neighborhood…

Uruguay´s citrus industry on the rise

          Citrus production in Uruguay represents approximately 1.1% of the gross agricultural product and generates an income of US$ 60 million. It is one of the main non-traditional export commodities after rice and dairy products. #adp02 The activity has consolidated an export-oriented production chain in the country, increasing…

Parallels between New Zealands Turbulent Past and Argentina’s Recent History

Parallels between New Zealands Turbulent Past and Argentina’s Recent History This interesting article was written by one of New Zealand most well known Investment Advisor’s four years ago. It explains very well how far New Zealand has come from these dark days of socialist nonsense and open corruption to the…

Strong demand expected for Chilean kiwifruit

With big-volume California and Italian kiwifruit seasons winding down, importers expect strong demand for Chilean product, expected on U.S. retail shelves by early April. By Andy Nelson @produceretailer.com Madera, Calif.-based Western Fresh Marketing Inc. expects to kick off its Chilean program around the end of March, said Chris Kragie, sales manager.…

World scientists state that global investments in sustainable agriculture are needed to tackle food insecurity

Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished, while millions suffer from chronic disease due to excess food consumption. global investments demand is growing for agricultural products and food prices are rising, yet roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption…

Chile celebrates blueberries in China

The Official Ceremony in the Chilean Embassy in China and the launch of the first promotions of this fruit in the BHG Supermarket Chain are amongst some of the actions undertaken last week. The Embassy of Chile in Beijing together with the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) and the Chilean blueberries Committee organized several events to celebrate…

Investors in Brazil feel tied on land issue

When Simon Veldt’s father and his fellow Dutch immigrant farmers set up the Holambra II co-operative near Paranapanema in southeastern Brazil, the area was known as “Hunger Valley”. The co-operative, launched in the 1960s, built irrigation systems, introduced agricultural techniques and invested in equipment, changing the face of a district that…

China and the Inter-American Development Bank launch $1 bln Latam investment fund

China and the Inter-American Development Bank said on Monday they are starting a $1 billion fund to invest in Latin America, though the Asian giant’s latest push to expand its influence in the region prompted words of caution from Brazil. To feed its fast-growing economy’s voracious appetite for raw materials,…

Mubadala Development to invest $2bn in Brazilian group

Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development will invest $2 billion in the Brazilian business group EBX founded by Eike Batista as part of a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement Mubadala will make the investment in exchange for a 5.63 per cent preferred equity interest in Centennial Asset Brazilian Equity Fund and other offshore holding…

Brazil aims to reduce business taxes

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pledged to reduce business taxes on local businesses to help them invest and compete in a world awash with cheap money that is hurting Brazil’s economy, Veja magazine reported on Saturday. Speaking after a meeting with industry leaders, Ms Rousseff told the weekly magazine in an interview on Thursday that the way out…

Brazil to be fifth largest economy by 2015

And on it marches, towards prosperity and power, Brazil, the modern-day phenomena. Towards the end of last year, it was revealed that the South American country was on the precipice of overtaking the UK and establishing itself as the world’s sixth largest economy. It happened. It is the case. But, not satisfied with that breakthrough, Brazil is now…