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Zuccardi Family Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina

ARGENTINA’S ZUCCARDI FAMILY WINES At the foot of the Andes Mountains ( in the Uco Valley ), in the vast desert province of Mendoza, sits Familia Zuccardi, Argentina’s largest family-owned winery as well as one of the leading exporters of Argentine’s premium wines. For over 40 years, the Zuccardi family has produced wines of exceptional quality and value from Maipu and Santa Rosa soils. Every wine at Zuccardi is from estate-grown, hand-picked fruit and is estate produced in a state-of-the-art…

KIWI REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEUR LOOKS AHEAD

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New Zealand Real Estate’s loss was South America’s Gain Argentina – Brazil – Chile – Paraguay – Peru – Uruguay The Kiwi, New Zealand’s flightless, myopic national bird, is so shy and elusive that most New Zealanders have never seen one as it never leaves the remote forest floors where it lives a solitary, nocturnal life. They are so few in number it’s one of the world’s rarest birds. You’ll never see a Kiwi itself outside of New Zealand. Still, on occasion,…

IN ARGENTINA THE UPPER CLASS DOMINATED RURAL LAND OWNERSHIP

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Towards the end of the 18th century, the ruling class had already consolidated its position, commonly referred to as  “Argentines oligarchy”. It is a group of families who own massive amounts of land, dedicated, especially, to livestock production, in the humid Pampa of Buenos Aires, as well as financiers and large merchants linked to export and import, as well as large producers in some other provinces. Unlike English colonies, these mega-farms were never broken up by their socialist governments.…

Boating, Golf and Polo: living the dream in Buenos Aires

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Boating, Golf, and Polo: living the dream in Buenos Aires In the River Plate edge of the great Pampas, Buenos Aires allows polo, golf, yachting, and motor boating enthusiasts to literally live steps from their playgrounds. Numerous modern megalopolis dwellers move into central areas to reduce commute times to their workplaces. Come their free time, they recur to ingenious exercises: urban bicycle lanes, rooftop running trails, indoor gyms, skating rings, or simply walking the cat around the block. Yet many…

The enviable cosmopolitan lifestyle of Buenos Aires City wins over any who visit

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You may see them in Paris, London, New York, Milan or any other metropolis. Forever comparing with a mythical South American capital, they gesticulate in a strangely accented Spanish: “we have (do/get) that in Buenos Aires!” They are the porteños (port dwellers), and you can´t call them boisterous: Buenos Aires is all those cities and then some. Founded in 1580, the city received migrant waves from countries as diverse as Spain, Italy, England, the USA, China, Korea, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay,…

The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires. It is not too late to enter.

The cemetery was inaugurated in 1872, the first public cemetery in Buenos Aires and became one of the country’s most relevant historical and artistic monuments. The people responsible for its creation were the then Governer Martin Rodriquez and his Ministry Bernandino Rivadavia. The first customers were a black free slave called Juan Benito and a young lady called Maria Dolers Maciel. The site is around 54.843 m2 holding 4,800 vaults. In 1881 the front portico was built in Greek Doric Style by the then-president…

Why does Argentina have a dual currency ? The Blue Rate

In Argentina, where about a dozen different exchange rates overlap, the government is creating ever more rules about who can access dollars and for what, making an already vexing system more complicated in a bid to delay the inevitable devaluation. Is the Blue Market Really a Black Market? In a standard economy, money is money. Whether you carry a briefcase of crisp hundreds into a bank in New York or a sack filled with small bills into a branch in Nebraska, the deposit to your account will look precisely the…

What Questions to Ask A Real Estate Salesperson before hiring them?

I have gathered some questions from my experience selling high-end real estate as a salesperson to managing GTSA operations in South America over the past 30 yrs. I think anyone thinking of selling their real estate investments should consider asking these questions when interviewing a potential salesperson or company to use. Before interviewing them, do some homework. The most important is to check their Web Presence in English and Spanish. If they have little or no presence, they should not be on your list…

GTSA Group Profile for South America

Gateway to South America is one of Southern Cone’s most experienced specialised real estate marketing companies with representation in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We offer a comprehensive selection of rural, lifestyle and residential properties throughout the region. Few real estate companies can match our breadth of experience and level of service in these areas of real estate. Fewer still offer the same levels of specialist knowledge and total commitment to achieving the best possible…

Foreign travellers flock back to Argentina and Chile

Argentina welcomed 410,000 foreign travellers in October, 76% more than in 2019, the last “normal” year before the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing restrictions, the Tourism Ministry reported Wednesday. October marked a “strong recovery” in terms of inbound tourism, with 410,000 foreign visitors from Uruguay. Between January 1 and October 31, 2022, 5.6 million non-resident visitors entered the country, of whom 3 million spent at least one night, which made Argentina a regional tourism leader for its…

Book Review: The Dialectics of Dependency by Ruy Mauro Marini

Considered one of the most important intellectuals in Latin American social thought, Ruy Mauro Marini demonstrated that underdevelopment and development are the results of relations between economies in the world market and the class relations they engender.  In The Dialectics of Dependency, the Brazilian sociologist and revolutionary showed that, as Latin America came to specialize in producing raw materials and foodstuffs while importing manufactured goods, a process of unequal exchange took shape…

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The Carem in Argentina is a very important project in developing nuclear energy using small plants.

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, toured the facilities where CNEA builds the Argentine Central for Modular Elements (Carem) prototype.  Grossi arrived at the Atucha Nuclear Complex located on the shores of the Paraná River at the height of the Zárate district of Buenos Aires (in Lima) after visiting President Alberto Fernández. With it, he analyzed the potential of Carem to be the protagonist of a market estimated at 300 billion dollars. Grossi met with President…

A plan for the first binational Conservationist Park is underway on the Uruguay River bordering Argentina and Uruguay

American billionaire Gilbert Butler has purchased some land he intends to hand over to the Argentine province of Entre Ríos and to the government of Uruguay for eco-tourism purposes, reported during the weekend. Last year Butler bought three islands on the Argentine side of the Uruguay River to be donated to the province of Entre Ríos to set up a Natural Park there. Now Butler announced the purchase of another three islands on the Uruguayan side to be handed over to national authorities for ecotourism and…

Latam’s MercadoLibre profits soar, and the company plans more growth.

South American e-commerce giant MercadoLibre Inc (MELI.O) reported on Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 79.8% year-on-year, beating earnings forecasts. The company, present in 18 countries including Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, reported a net income for the three months of $123 million, beating a Refinitiv forecast of $98.9 million. After the results, MercadoLibre’s senior strategy vice president Andre Chaves said the company has plans to grow in Latin America, but “there is nothing…
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