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Uruguay passes Tax Bill on rural land ownership

A Rural Concentration Tax (ICIRA) bill was passed yesterday by the chamber of deputies and it intends to enforce the taxing of rural land owners of over 2,000 hectares of terrain. #adp02 The ICIRA constitutes an annual tax per hectare; ranging from US$ 8-16 for land exceeding two hectares. The creation of this new tax aims to avoid the concentration…

Barrick inaugurates Punta Colorada Wind Farm in Chile

  At an inauguration ceremony held today in northern Chile, Barrick Gold Corporation marked the official opening of the Punta Colorada Wind Farm, the largest wind farm ever built by a mining company in the country. Source: Barrick Gold Corporation The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, the…

The vines of Argentina

The vines of Argentina The Mendoza province of Argentina—set against the panoramic backdrop of the Andes and occupying a total area of around 57,000 square miles in the country’s far west—is best known as Argentina’s charming and illustrious wine country. In fact, Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. By Sonia Havele | The Chronicle The viticulture…

Uruguay is the best place to live in Latin America according to the Legatum Institute

According to the latest Prosperty index, Uruguay ranks 29, followed by Chile, 31, Argentina 39 and Brazil, 52. In the whole of the Americas, Uruguay is the only country that figures in the highest ranking with Canada (6) and the US (10). The rest of South America is ranked medium while Ecuador and Bolivia figure…

Indian man becomes ‘farming king’ in Argentina

Indian man becomes ‘farming king’ in Argentina An Indian-origin man in Argentina, who started a peanut farm a few years back, has now grown by leaps and bounds and become an “uncrowned king” of rice, soya and corn plantations in South America. Simmarpal Singh’s company Olam, based in Singapore and run by people of Indian…

Russian companies invest big in Brazil

Russian companies are making strong inroads into Brazil, a fellow top-league developing economy that has long lain out of its range of interest. Both countries are members of BRIC — a group that also includes such longtime Russian partners as China and India — which held a maiden summit of its leaders in 2009. “That BRIC forum was a powerful factor…

A new Hilton in Argentina

Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with HH Developments to operate a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Santa Fe – the capital city of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. The new-build Hilton Garden Inn Santa Fe, expected to open at the end of 2013, represents the brand’s second development project in Argentina, following the recent announcement…

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay with highest human development index in Latam

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have the highest standards of living in Latin America according the latest report from the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). Worldwide out of 187 countries Chile ranks 44, Argentina, 45 and Uruguay 48. The HDI is calculated from a set of indicators including literacy rates, years of…

Blueberries from Chile to set new exports record

The latest Blueberries crop report shows the Chilean harvest beginning to progress as spring tilts toward summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Cool weather conditions had early-season export numbers behind projections, but all signs now point to a robust harvest and export market, as the season ramps up. Peak production and export of Chilean blueberries…

The brakes put on Brazilian Land Prices

The brakes put on Brazilian Land Prices An update on rural land prices in Brazil from Stuart Donald The current lack of definition over the foreign land investment laws in Brazilin land has put the brakes on strong rises in the prices of rural land in 2011. In some regions prices for larger areas have stagnated and even dropped. One land agent believes prices…

Argentina among top world exporters of chicken meat

Argentina among top world exporters of chicken meat Argentina is currently ranked among the world’s top six exporters of chicken meat (breast and legs) while in beef has dropped to position nine, according to the latest data from the US Department of Agriculture, USDA. Chicken meat exports expected to reach 200.000 tons in 2011 Chicken meat…

Millions of foreigners moving into Brazil

Millions of foreigners have moved into Brazil attracted by the economic expansion of recent years, while the number of Brazilians leaving the country has dropped dramatically, according to official data released last week. Justice Secretary Paulo Abrao says there are 600.000 undocumented aliens Justice Secretary Paulo Abrao says there are 600.000 undocumented…

Urgent Sale of a Lifestyle Property in the Heart of the Polo Meca of Buenos Aires

Polo Meca outside Buenos Aires Polo Lifestyle Opportunity – Urgent Sale Location: This outstanding property is situated on the outskirts of Pilar on route 28, 50 km from Capital Federal. 10 km from Pan Americana Highway. Estimated travel time, from Buenos Aires is 45 minutes. Alternative option is come via 25…

How to get a Prepaid Movistar MicroSim Card in Argentina for a Apple 6

This is the easiest way I know to get started. A friend has just returned from the US with a new Apple 6 phone that only takes a micro chip. There are lots of options but this is the easiest in my opinion. Use Movistar. You find Movistar at  Av. Santa Fe 1844 (corner of Callao and Santa Fe). Here is the process: #adp02 Someone…

Well Respected Argentine Artist Adriana Zaefferer selling her Lifestyle Paradise in the centre of Pilar Polo

Polo Lifestyle Opportunity – Motivated to Sell Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina Code: ARATL200 Hectare: 11.5 to 18  size options Description Location: This outstanding property is situated on the outskirts of Pilar on route 28, 50 km from Capital Federal. 10 km from Pan Americana Highway. Estimated…