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Argentina looks to renovate the Railroads to Prolong Soybean Boom

Argentina’s nationalization of two railroads in the past month paves the way for the renovation of a network from the foothills of the Andes to the coast, cutting transport costs in the world’s third-largest soybean producer. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration on May 22 took over the Belgrano Cargas railroad, which connects the northern provinces to Parana River grain loaders operated by Cargill Inc. and Bunge Ltd. (BG), among others. Two weeks later, she expropriated Brazil’s…

Thinking of buying a vineyard in South America. Read this first

  The one consolation of investing in a vineyard and losing your money is at least you can drink the wine – or so the old adage goes. But with meager returns from savings, and stock market investors chastened by the crash of 2007-2009, more people are looking for creative investments. According to property the firm Knight Frank, interest in International vineyards has gathered pace over the past five years despite the price of International vineyards falling in 2010 and 2011. Bordeaux and Dordogne…

Genetically Modified Crops Health Risks ?: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans and others are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture — and the perception that some members of the U.S. Congress are in the pocket of the Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) certainly isn’t helping. But just what are GM crops, and what evidence do we have to suggest that they are dangerous to human health? Monsanto wasn’t always in the GM corn and alfalfa business. The company’s first product, introduced in 1901, was the artificial sweetener saccharine.…

Buenos Aires Lures Foreign Buyers With Tumbling Prices

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            Roderick Chapman, a 50-year-old marketing specialist from Vancouver, British Columbia, was in Buenos Aires last month, looking at one-bedrooms in the city’s posh Recoleta district. “I’m absolutely amazed by the number of choices,” said Mr. Chapman whose budget for a vacation property is 130,000 U.S. dollars—the currency in which most Buenos Aires real estate typically is traded. “It is overwhelming, really.” With prices for luxury…

Direct Farming investments in South America prove very popular

Gateway to South America offers the opportunity to invest directly into grain Direct farming through an innovative agriculture investment fund that offers very attractive returns and allows investing without being a specialist. This is a unique possibility for investors to enter into profitable large scale business, largely dollarized and with annual liquidity The fund is focused in producing soft commodities (soybeans, corn, wheat, sunflower, barley)  on leased farmland in South America, particularly Uruguay,…

The Facts on the importance of using social media when marketing Real Estate

Two years ago GTSA could see the unstoppable trend towards Digital Media Marketing replacing the print media so we rebuilt all our marketing platforms to help our clients take advantage of this. This is more cost efficient for the vendors with targeted marketing reaching people and groups more efficiently. Facebook 1      Facebook has 1.11 billion active users worldwide. (Source: Facebook) 2      The best time to post on Facebook to earn shares is 1pm. (Source: Dan Zarrella) 3      The best…

South America improves its record of human development with some surprising results

South America improves its record of human development with some surprising results IF YOU look at countries’ social and economic progress since 1990, you will find that, in most cases, it is in line with their historic performance—with some important exceptions. According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), over 40 countries have done much better than their recent history alone would have suggested. This large group, says the UNDP, really represents “the rise of the South”, not the…

The Land Report – Campos – Ranches and Legacy Property Owners Around the World

        Hall and Hall – Eric O’Keefe of The Land Report report talk about Ranch Land in the USA. Much of what he says also applies to other worldwide Legacy properties like Estancia Punta del Agua in Argentina. Who are the Largest Private Land Owners in the United States of America Most of America’s biggest spreads are in the West. Here are the storied dynastic ranches owned by heirs of the Kings, Waggoners, and Burnetts. This is also where corporate chiefs like Ted Turner…

Argentina´s Soy King “Los Grobo” continues to expand in Brazil

Grobocopatel had already announced last year their plans to expand strongly in Brazil. “There are more opportunities there as the company is inclined to Argentina and Uruguay … You need to be more balanced with a significant stake in Brazil, ” the Argentine/Ukrainian Gustavo Grobocopatel said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires. Their latest business plan is to transfer some assets to a new company and sell shares of the business in an initial public offering in Brazil. The company will…
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