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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…

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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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…

China is increasingly aggressive on the Malvinas /Falklands impasse: “The UK stubbornly clings to its colonial sins.”

The lead editorial of China Daily’s 6 October 2022 edition, a newspaper belonging to the Chinese Communist Party editorial. It refers to the recent Organization of American States declaration supporting Argentina’s claims of the Malvinas / Falkland Islands’ sovereignty. The 52nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which concluded in Lima, Peru, on Friday, approved a declaration defending Argentina’s “legitimate rights” over the Malvinas Islands and supporting…

How to choose the right salesperson and sales method in a difficult real estate market

According to Geoffrey McRae, CEO of Gateway to South America, it’s really worth your time and effort to make sure you find the right agent for you.  Choosing the best agent to sell your property is the second most important decision in real estate (after choosing the right property to buy). But from my experience, many people are too casual in approaching this crucial decision. They interview a couple of agents and choose the one who gives them the highest valuation or has the lowest commission…

One of the most fascinating Palaces in Buenos Aires was designed to store drinking water

An impressive building inside and out, with French ceilings and English (Royal Doulton) and Belgian ceramics on the outside. Shields and crests adorn it everywhere, “Cuadritos” with flowers. Marble everywhere inside, huge iron beams and massive water tanks for more than 72 million litres of drinking water. Everything has been done in a very grand way. One wonders why would a small city spend all this money on water tanks. Well, the location, needed to feed the cities water supply by gravity and…

These residential areas of Buenos Aires are in a boom, and that will precipitate a change in the property cycle of the local real estate market

The return to the office of workers cooled the demand for green, and the southern area of the city of Buenos Aires was the only one that registered record sales. The real estate market was going through one of the worst stages in terms of the low number of operations but, paradoxically, construction is experiencing a construction boom in the City of Buenos Aires and its surroundings. This phenomenon has its explanation: developers want to take advantage of a construction cost, in US dollars, that is at the…

Why Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States of America, is a hero in Paraguay

While President Hayes is a hometown hero in Delaware in the USA, in the South American nation of Paraguay, he’s a household name. The 19th president of the United States has an entire Province in Paraguay named “Presidente Hayes,” whose capital is called “Villa Hayes,” or Hayesville. That’s not all November 12th is a provincial holiday in Presidente Hayes. There’s also a Villa Hayes Elementary School with its own bust of Hayes, a soccer team named after him, and a Paraguayan stamp issued in his…

Uruguay’s Lacalle gets the highest approval ratings in Latin America

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou tops the list of most-approved Latin American heads of state, according to an Ipsos survey released Monday. The study, conducted between July 14 and August 8 among 297 opinion leaders from 12 countries, showed Lacalle had a 74% approval against 14% disapproval. The remaining 12% did not have an opinion. Lacalle’s was by far the best score in both columns: the highest level of approval and the lowest level of disapproval. He was followed by Chile’s Gabriel Boric…

This is the most Parisian street in all of Buenos Aires: it has the best cafes, and it is where the most renowned art galleries are located

Buenos Aires is characterised by its neighbourhoods of French architecture. Each one of them is completely different when it comes to going through them. For example, in the Retiro neighbourhood, there is Calle Arroyo, one of the most beautiful streets in the city. Over time, this art centre managed to become one of the places in the city that manages to attract the attention of all tourists who decide to visit Buenos Airesl. WHAT IS ARROYO STREET LIKE? Arroyo Street is one of the most picturesque in Buenos…

A Chilean Patagonia Pioneer Farmers Story

In 1903 there was an interest on the part of the Chilean government to facilitate the colonisation of isolated areas of Chile. Efforts had already been made, among others, with German colonisation in the southern area, today called the area of ​​the lakes districts. These early settlers had already formed their capitals with agriculture and local commerce. Mr Hube and Mr Achelis stand out in our story as prosperous merchants who began to move between the area of ​​Puerto Montt in Chile and Bariloche…

Argentina has a record grain harvest.

Despite the political upheaval in Argentina, which seems to have temporarily quietened, whether preparing for an even worse storm or heading for a reasonable path of rationality yet to be seen, the country, one of the world’s most efficient breadbasket, is again managing extraordinary crops of corn and wheat. In effect, according to the Rosario Stock Exchange’s Strategic Guide for Agriculture, foreign sales of the coming 2022/23 corn season already reached a record six million tons, the largest…

Titanosaur: The world’s largest dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia, Argentina, over 95 million years old

Scientists have unearthed more than 200 bones of animals that could have weighed 77 tons. A compelling new candidate for the title of “world’s biggest dinosaur” – which stood as tall as a seven-storey building and was the length of three London buses – has been unearthed in Argentina in a discovery that could revolutionise our understanding of the largest animals ever to walk the Earth. Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what is thought…

Pointed “Financial Times” editorial on Argentina: “Financial ruin is lurking close by”

It called for more harshness from the IMF and cast doubt on the competence of Silvina’s Batakis’ plan: “The political and economic odds are seriously against her.” The Financial Times portrayed a dark horizon for Argentina, in the midst of the economic and social crisis that afflicts the country. The prestigious British media published a strong editorial on the situation: it said that “financial ruin is on the horizon” and cast doubt on the effectiveness of the plan of the…
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