Scientists now agree transgenic crops ( GM) are safe after years of study

Scientists now agree transgenic crops ( GM) are safe after years of study Activists who flip-flopped on genetically modified farming Environmentalists frequently criticize transgenic crops. Until recently, Mark Lynas was no exception. A British journalist, researcher and activist, Lynas helped found the movement against genetically modified (GM) foods in the mid-1990s. But as time went on, he started questioning his views, leading him to publicly denounce his previous positions during a speech at the Oxford…

Explaining Chiles Land Title System

Explaining Chiles Land Title System A Real Estate Title search in Chile goes way beyond just tracking the ownership history of a property. Many more issues need to be checked in the numerous public records available in the Chilean legal system. Many other title issues come from common sense experience of the problems in particular regions. Beyond just knowing what documents to request and their significance for a title search in Chile, knowing the local problems and history is essential. For example, what are…

The Southern Cone of South America, are major farm machinery manufacturers

Several major agricultural machinery brands are manufactured in the Southern Cone of South America, including: These are just a few examples of the major agricultural machinery brands manufactured in the Southern Cone of South America. Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, providing expert advice on property acquisition…

Which Latam Countries have become more open to trade

The article discusses the evolution of trade openness in Latin American countries over the past 60 years, highlighting the growth and diversification of some economies while cautioning against the potential adverse effects of increased dependence on trade. Key takeaways:1. Trade openness, measured as the percentage of GDP made up by a country’s total two-way trade, has grown significantly in many Latin American countries since 1960, with Mexico leading the way with a 300% increase.2. A drop in trade openness…

Is the US dollars Dominance ending in Trade?

Despite recent doubts about the dominance of the US dollar as a global reserve currency, its position remains strong due to its immense starting advantage, network effects, and the supply of safe assets available to dollar investors. While individual countries can circumvent the dominant system, a shift to a multipolar system of currencies is not imminent and would be inherently less stable. The reason why not: Counter arguments: Conclusion: China’s controlled flows of capital and current-account surpluses…

South American three-year drought partly driven by ‘triple-dip’ La Niña

Southern Brazil, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina are still experiencing a severe drought affecting soybean and maize production. Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, South America’s three major agricultural producers, are experiencing a prolonged drought and low water levels in their main rivers. This severely impacts harvests and river transport of important summer crops, with maize and soybeans the main casualties.  Although conditions may improve, the grain harvests of 2022 and 2023 could result in…

Chilean Hazelnut Production has exploded

Chile is the largest hazelnut producer in the Southern Hemisphere. Hazelnut cultivation covers about 30,000 ha between the region of Maule, the central zone (Talca, Linares, Chillan) and the south zone of the country, including the areas Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos (Temuco, Valdivia and Puerto Varas with an additional 800-1000 ha being added yearly). Historically this species was introduced in South Chile by European emigrants, mainly Germans, Italians, and Swiss, principally in Araucania, Los Rios…

The Truth Behind the Drought in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile: Exploring the Role of Climate Change

Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile have grappled with severe drought conditions for the past few months. These countries have been experiencing the lowest levels of rainfall in 35 years, leading to crop failures and threatening food security, access to water, people’s health, and ecosystems. The big question is, what is causing these drought conditions? While some argue that climate change is to blame, others dispute this claim. In this blog post, we will explore the role of climate change in exacerbating…

Foreign investment reaches US$4.68 billion in the first two months of 2023

Chile’s Central Bank reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows reached US$4.68 billion to February 2023, an increase of 46% compared to the first two months of last year. According to an analysis conducted by InvestChile, foreign investment in the first two months of 2023 was 10% higher than the historical average over the last five-year period (US$4.26 billion). In February, FDI inflows to Chile reached US$3.00 billion, considerably above the average monthly FDI inflows of US$1.83 billion over…

Latin America’s economic slump got you down? Get the lowdown on what may happen in 2023! Find out how these could affect your business or investments in the next year.

The global economic slowdown will dampen Latam’s growth prospects, but a reconfiguration of the global economy following the war in Ukraine may give rise to unexpected opportunities for the region. Five Facts About Latin America Economic Outlook Economic challenges faced by the world Nowadays, many countries are struggling with economic difficulties, Latin America included. The Latin American economic outlook for March 2023 shows growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments use policy regularization,…

Understanding Chile’s geographical regions

Chile may have “crazy” geography, but it is also a land of unparalleled beauty, with an incredible variety that has fascinated visitors since the Spanish conquest. Because Chile extends from a point about 625 kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn to a point hardly more than 1,400 kilometres north of the Antarctic Circle, within its territory can be found a broad selection of the earth’s climates. For this reason, it is possible to speak of several Chiles geographically. Geographers usually…

A brief resumé of the differences between Organic, Biodynamic, Lutte Raisonnée, Conventional, and Traditional wines

Regarding wine, several methods are used to make different types. Here is a summary of organic, biodynamic, lutte raisonnée, conventional and traditional wines. Organic wine is made without synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and no GMOs. Biodynamic wine production takes it a step further. It looks at the vineyard as a whole, using lunar cycles to plant and harvest and natural preparations to enrich the soil. Lutte raisonnée is a “reasoned struggle”. Chemicals are used only when…

How to buy a property in CHILE

Any individual or corporate body may acquire and possess real estate in Chile whether or not they are residents. However, there are some restrictions regarding land near the country’s borders. Chile has solid legal protection for property rights, including secured investments in real property. All sale agreements should be notarized before registration. Failure to register a property transfer makes the contract void. The whole process of registering a property can be completed in around 20 to 41 days.…

What the future for Mercosur looks like?

Mercosur is a group of countries that includes about 300 million people and covers almost 15 million square kilometres. They’ve got some awesome things going for them, like tons of biodiversity, rich farmlands, and lots of energy resources. The group started in 1991 when Brazil and Argentina decided to put their differences aside and work together. They made a treaty called the Treaty of Asunción, which said that they wanted to be able to move goods, services, and production factors between countries.…

Powering the Future: What changes can we expect in real estate marketing now that AI has gone mainstream

A deeper dive at the potential applications of artificial intelligence in real estate and how brokers and agents can leverage AI to enhance their business. As a result of the proptech revolution, artificial intelligence in real estate is proving to be a significant disruptor. With advancements in machine learning and the rapid evolution of AI, the real estate sector is learning how to handle the massive amounts of data that buildings produce and monitor specific KPIs to simplify operations and extract meaningful…
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