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The facade of the De Ridder mansion on Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires during its expansion, around 1927

Fuente: Archivo – Crédito: Archivo de Maud De Ridder de Zemborain In Buenos Aires golden age, Alvear Avenue was Frenchified, an idea based on the aesthetics of large residences preserved along with its short six blocks that, with few exceptions, recreated in Beaux-Arts style of the Ancien Régime. The culmination of its axis is the great dome of the old residence Ortiz Basualdo, the current French Embassy, to which the Plaza Carlos Pellegrini with its monument by Jules-Félix Coutan serve as a setting,…

Argentina’s rail network is being rebuilt

By the switch back to rail, transportation costs have reduced by an average of 55%. The new trains will quintuple current capacity. The National Government will reactivate around 10,000 kilometers of railroads with an investment in the order of USD 9,000 million that will generate 70,000 jobs, reactivating and boosting the freight railroad, in addition, open a new operating system for freight trains. With the entry of the new system, expected from 2023, it is projected to increase the load potential of the…

Argentine will again be one of the worlds largest exporters of meat in 2019

According to a CREA report, shipments abroad could grow 16% during the next year. They should total 600,000 tons. 60% would go to Asia According to CREA, which presented its projections for 2019, Argentina would again be one of the top five meat exporting countries worldwide, given that it expects a similar growth to 2018 with a reasonable climatic year and continuing growth of exports. However, it was indicated in the report, “it is expected that the national reduction in the supply for domestic consumption,…

China’s Conquistadors Are Marching Across Latin America

When two elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers. Or so says the old African proverb. But in Latin America, the grass seems to be doing rather well from the ongoing jostling between the US and China. In August El Salvador was the latest in a string of Central American countries to switch diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China. In Panama, US protests managed to prevent the opening of a new Chinese embassy on the mouth of the canal but with 26 diplomatic agreements signed in the last year, it is merely…

Excellent Rains in Argentina’s soybean belt give expectations of a bumper 2019 harvest

Unlike last year the rains has been good in key parts of the Pampas including northern Buenos Aires, and southern Cordoba, Santa Fe, and Entre Rios provinces Rainstorms are sweeping Argentina’s soy belt, building soil moisture needed to guarantee good yields when crops blossom in February and providing some cushion for China to buy should its trade war with the United States continue to limit U.S. supplies. Bolstered by strong showers in key parts of the Pampas farm region, which meteorologists expect to…

Residential Properties prices fell in USD terms for the third consecutive month in Buenos Aires

The consequence of lower demand is affecting the more affluent suburbs. Suburbs such as Puerto Madero, Retiro and Colegiales are now worth slightly less. The lower demand has also lowered the profitability of rental properties. The prices in US dollar terms of apartments in the Federal Capital appear to be in decline. In November, although minimal (0.3%) the accumulated another fall against October and, thus, closed the third consecutive month of decline, according to a report of the site of purchases and…

IN ARGENTINA THE UPPER CLASS DOMINATED RURAL LAND OWNERSHIP

image of Arquitectura Francesa en Buenos Aires
Towards the end of 18th century, the ruling class had already consolidated it 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 where never broken up by their socialist governments.…

Will Argentina’s Troubled Economy Recover Next Year?

This year, Argentina’s economy unexpectedly experienced a currency rout and financial market distress that forced the government of President Mauricio Macri to seek a massive and unpopular $57 billion backstop from the International Monetary Fund, ushering in a period of fiscal austerity and sky-high interest rates. What happened? Will 2019 bring calmer waters for Argentina, or are new surprises around the bend?  What is the outlook for Argentina’s key economic indicators in the year ahead, and what factors…

The world’s leading inflation expert believes the current Argentine monetary policy changes are very positive

The American John Taylor is making reference to the inflationary goals and forecast interest rates. Taylor highlighted the planned application of zero growth in the monetary base and “first level transparency” of the local monetary authority. For the creator of one of the most important monetary policy principles of the last decades, “an inflation goal is not enough, a policy strategy is needed to follow” when establishing and complying with the inflation targeting scheme. John Taylor…

Iberá National Park Established by Argentine Congress

A new combined protected area forms the largest nature park in Argentina On December 5, 2018, the Congress of Argentina passed legislation approving the creation of Iberá National Park, located in northeastern Argentina, ensuring the long-term conservation of the almost 395,000 acres it encompasses. Douglas and Kristine Tompkins established the two foundations through which this land was donated: Conservation Land Trust (CLT) and Flora and Fauna Argentina. The Argentine Congress has now ratified this land’s…

The 81 Key improvements the Argentine government have made since 2015

Three years to the day in which Mauricio Macri’s Pro-Party Administration has been in office one can list the following achievements The 81 ways in which “the government has improved the lives of the Argentines”. The text, disseminated through different press channels, begins by reflecting that “we all know that the economic situation is difficult, but do not forget all that was done in these three years to get closer to Argentina that we always wanted. “ The president invites…

Artificial Intelligence is replacing conventional Real Estate auctions

Artificial Intelligence auctions gain momentum as the first English commercial property is sold by gAbi, the clicktopurchase® AI auctioneer In October, the world of property auctioning witnessed a significant development, with the first property sale being concluded by an Artificial Intelligence auctioneer. The property in question was a house in Sweeney’s Terrace, Dublin, being sold by Allen & Jacobs. Offered at a guide of €250,000 (~£225,537), the property sold by way of a clicktopurchase® auction,…

Argentina Merger & Acquisitions Agribusiness Report December 2018

Agri-Business Report Argentina Q3-2018 aims to summarize the principal activity in INVESTMENTS and M&A in Argentina for the first quarter of the year. Circulation is managed in a quarterly basis to develop relevant updated information. The investments section includes operations in Ag Finance like corporate bonds or stock offerings. The M&A section also presents a summary of the major transactions in the global scale. Source: Agriflex (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) About Gateway to South AmericaGateway…

How to get residency in ARGENTINA

  How to get residency in ARGENTINA It can be difficult for a foreigner to carry out the often complicated procedures of getting either full or temporary residency. This is a simple and easy to follow guide of how to go about it and finally be a resident in Argentina. Firstly there are some requirements to become a PERMANENT resident which you should tick off if thinking of applying for. Where to apply Argentinian immigration is overseen by the National Immigration Directorate, a branch of the Ministry…

New Zealand continues to reject the worlds trends for milk production

The New Zealand model of milk production, based on grazing grass in open fields, is very seasonal and goes against the global trend of grain feeding The New Zealand milk production model was developed on the basis of its competitive advantages that this region provides. Rains are concentrated in cold winters and where the soils have an abundant layer of organic matter to ensure available forage (natural pastures and improved pastures) during spring and summer. In recent years new areas with poor soils…