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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 22 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…

Buenos Aires Province land owners are benifiting from major drainage improvements

With an investment in new drainage works reaching the USD 1,200 billion, in the province of Buenos Aires, the fourth stage of the dredging of the Salado River basin is advancing to help landowners avoid historic flooding. This stage comprises 220 kilometers that go between the Arroyo Las Flores and Bragado. It is considered by the government the most important link to the so-called Master Plan of the Salado River Extension Scheme. The master plan, created during the government of Eduardo Duhalde, encompasses…

Five things to See in Buenos Aires

Hot-blooded Buenos Aires is famous for sultry dances and steamy nights, also has a chilling side and many have a ghost story to tell. Unlike other historic cities, Buenos Aires doesn’t make ghost tours a big deal. Rather than something for quacks to make a quick peso out of, the stories are part of the city’s fabric – it’s up to the visitor to do the unraveling. Here are five of the best. 1. Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio de la Recoleta) The cemetery is a city of the dead in which 6400…

Calle Arroyo- why it’s one of Buenos Aires’ most unique and exclusive streets

Calle Arroyo has become one of the most desirable in Buenos Aires and was even baptized by Eduardo Mallea as the “elbow of aristocracy in Buenos Aires”. In the 60’s it was also home to the legendary and trendiest Mau Mau club which was one of the most original and exclusive the city has seen. The street has been home to many important and historical buildings, such as the Torre Mihanovich which today is the Sofitel Hotel (now closed), as well as architectural gems from the porteño past. Calle Arroyo…

Are there no rights beyond survival in the world ?

The incessant clamor for rights and fairness no longer reaches just across society but winds back through world history. Past wrongs, too, must be put right. The appeals are invariably emotional. There is no analysis of the nature of the rights being asserted, the principle of fairness being established or who it is, that is responsible to put matters right. It’s enough just to make the claim. We live in an era when it seems the more rights the better and the more ways we can claim fairness the more civilised…

Is Socialism the Answer for South America Social Inequality ?

Socialism is entirely an emotional response to the world’s problems. Its great virtue is that it requires no thought. It is only the need to feel. There’s also no need to do anything. That’s the government’s job of course. Under socialism, the government owns the monopoly on doing stuff. Fixing things is not for individuals. That’s because only government has the necessary power and resources to put things right. Of course, socialism runs hard up against government having never fixed anything but…

Buenos Aires infrastructure is being rebuilt, another city is born

The first improvements to the city of Buenos Aires were very small. Its first name was Santa Maria del Buen Ayre, in 1536, then forty years later it was renamed the City of the Trinity. It was only in 1779 that real changes began with major works affecting its inhabitants. That first change meant the installation of lights to the length and breadth of what was then just something more than a large village. Its leader, Juan José Vértiz, was known as “the Viceroy of the Lighting Systems”.  Almost…

Failing Argentine Economy: “It’s Troubling that No One is Proposing Reforms”

Mauricio Macri needs to undertake drastic economic reforms to save Argentina from a death spiral of inflation and currency collapse Argentina’s National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) confirmed an economic decline of 5.8% in the month of September. Monthly figures, although dismal and depressing, had at least been stabilizing: June saw a decline of 6.8%, July of 2.7% and August of 1.6%. September’s figures are just one further troubling sign for President Mauricio Macri and the Argentine people.…

GTSA – Activity Update for November 2018

GTSA REGIONAL UPDATE Here is a short update on what’s happening in our region over the past few months. Argentina: Residential – Buenos Aires The Buenos Aires local residential market has slowed due to the Peso devaluation, poor financing options, and very high inflation. However, there has been a very high influx of tourists, some of which are turning into residential buyers due to the low prices. Farm Market: The farm market is still suffering from a lack of profitability in some sectors and as…

10 property tips when buying

My thoughts from 30 yrs in the real estate industry. Tip 1: Contact your broker, don’t wait for them to contact you – Good properties always sell even in a tough market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all of your boxes comes down to the relationships you have with the local brokers, so take the lead and make sure they always think of you first when they become aware of that perfect property. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to buy – You will never get (1) High growth, (2)…