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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…

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…

JJL Latin America Office Market Overview, 2022

This report analyzes the performance of the main market indicators in 15 cities across 11 countries throughout Latin America. It provides a deep dive into each office market, comparing their historical records and their different situations. After two difficult years (2020 and 2021) during which most markets saw a marked worsening of their indicators, in 2022, nearly all the cities included in this report halted their decline. They started to show signs of stability and recovery. In this regard, it should be…

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…

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…

Doing business with the Chinese requires an understanding of their culture

Major cultural differences can be a recipe for disaster when South American businesses try to operate in China. Understanding the distinct characteristics of the Chinese way of thinking is a first step in reducing that risk of failure. The research by agribusiness management lecturers at Lincoln University’s faculty of commerce in New Zealand, set out to study the cross-cultural business relationships between foreigners and Chinese within the food and agribusiness sector. Nonetheless, the lessons learned…

A new era of the real estate market begins in Buenos Aires: property sales rose 24% in August

The real estate market is slowly beginning to recover. According to data from the Association of Notaries of the City of Buenos Aires, in August, 3,117 acts of purchase and sale of real estate were signed, 23.8% more than a year ago. In addition, the third consecutive month in which the barrier of 3,000 operations has been broken, something that has not happened since 2018. For specialists, the new era for the sector begins. The numbers are positive and bring hope in a sector hit hard in the last four years.…

Regal Residences Of Yesteryear in Buenos Aires

In the 1920’s Argentina had the 5th largest economy in the world due to the wealth and abundance of its agricultural exports.  During this period, many of the city’s finest buildings were constructed, mainly in the city’s centre and Recoleta. These buildings were built by European architects and modelled predominantly on French-style architecture typically found in Paris.  Many of these beautiful buildings still stand to this day and can be seen all over the city but especially in the Recoleta…

International Schools in Argentina

image of children International Schools in Argentina
One difference, which may sometimes be confusing, is that the international schools in Argentina are called colleges; they are generally private and a monthly fee is paid. Education in Argentina has a very good standard, with a wide range of international schools. Public universities are free for all undergraduate programs, which surprises many foreigners. Education is highly valued by Argentinean society as a whole. As in most countries, private schools offer better value, basically, because they have more…
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