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Patagonian Lamb: a worldwide reputation of quality

Sheep production represents an important role inside the Argentine agriculture system. By the end of XIX century, Argentina had 74 million sheep, but that number has decreased over recent years. The reason for this reduction has multiple factors, but the most important during the last few years is the increase of the guanaco production (similar to a lama) and the increase of wild dogs in Argentine’s Patagonian. But even though there are many adversities some people still bet on the rising of sheep. Juan…

Farms in Argentina continue to underpin the countries economic recovery with an expected USD 3 billion of sales before March 2019

This is the calculation for the remainder of the soybean and corn harvest, as well as the exports of the new seasons wheat. Despite some flooding, it shows the hope of a super harvest is now likely to be realised. The wheat harvest already over two million tonnes. Despite flooding from over 380 mm of rain in some regions from a storm last weekend, which will damage yields in some areas. It is a shared bet by the government and analysts estimate that the recovery of the overall economy will now be in the first…

Buenos Aires: Palacio Álzaga Unzué: The most luxurious wedding gift in Argentina’s history

On May 8th, 1916, there was a large party in Buenos Aires. Two offspring of the aristocracy, Félix Saturnino de Álzaga Unzué, 31, and Elena Peña Unzué, 24, were married with all pomp and ceremony in the Church of St. Augustine. As corresponding to a wedding of that rank, the couple received innumerable gifts. But nothing was like the gift of the groom that he gave to his new wife: a superb palace a few meters from the exclusive Avenue Alvear, in the neighborhood of Retiro, which to this day still surprises…

The charm of Buenos Aires – It is still Paris in South America

Palace in a window in the centre Buenos Aires
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Properties for sale in Buenos Aires are 33 percent cheaper than in other capitals of South America Culturally diverse, artistically exciting, gastronomically delicious, religiously tolerant amid a friendly atmosphere. Buenos Aires literally open to “good airs” to ventilate and oxygenate the city Whether you are thinking about buying a second home or to live in Buenos Aires as a retiree, this is the perfect time to buy a property. The elimination of exchange restrictions has opened up all markets…

Hume Palace was built for a Scottish Railway Magnate in Alvear Avenue Buenos Aires

Alvear Avenue is emblematic of the elegance of Buenos Aires. The street contains an important collection of architecture from the 1900’s. In the first period, right up to the country’s first centennial, it was a street lined with Italianate villas or Victorian mansions with lush gardens. Then in the 10’s and 20’s, almost everything was replaced by private hotels of great size, inspired by the French architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as evidenced by the…

Buenos Aires has become one of the most admired cities in the world

Buenos Aires has become one of the most admired cities in the world due to its ability to reinvent its streets and public transportation. In 2014, Buenos Aires won the Sustainable Transport Award for giving Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, a transport and pedestrian makeover. Four years later, how are these interventions for improving the quality of life in Buenos Aires? The implementation of transit on Avenida 9 de Julio translated into shorter trips for those who used public transport because…

A Buenos Aires Weekend Hideaway

A SPRING AFTERNOON AND EVENING AT DOS RIOS The preparations for a visit to Dos Rios always follow a similar pattern, particularly packing up the cool box. What might one forget? Did we leave wine, vodka, and lemons from the last visit? The caretaker Beto picks us up from the dock on the mainland – sometimes the water is like silk, sometimes it is choppy from all the passing boats if lovely weather beckons the Porteños out to the Delta. Boats of all shapes and sizes bob and rush about on the river, and a…

Economic Snapshot for Latin America – Nov 2018

Recovery stalls in the third quarter Incoming data suggests that the Latin American economy remained soft in the third quarter. Focus Economics estimates that regional GDP growth (excluding Venezuela) remained broadly unchanged, inching up from Q2’s 1.7% to 1.8% year-on-year. The second quarter’s result had marked the worst performance in one year as shocks in major-players Argentina and Brazil held back growth. Preliminary data revealed that growth was stable in Mexico in the third quarter. The…

Argentina: A Perfect Storm Creates A Buying Opportunity

2018 has been a tumultuous year for Argentina. From one of the most severe droughts the country has experienced in decades to the collapse of the peso and equity markets, to a $50 billion IMF bailout, a series of investor storms have hit Argentina and prompted investors to run for shelter. But while these economic setbacks have caused damage, they have also created a historic opportunity to cheaply buy into an economy which is about to get a significant second wind due to the economic policies of President…

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You can have a one-click connection to GTSA – News by simply downloading our icon on your phone.  We’ve created some simple videos to guide you through the process. Enjoy.  For iPhone users 1. Open Safari 2. Navigate to gtsanews.com 3. Tap the ‘Share’ button 4. Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’ button 5. Give it a name and tap ‘ADD’ 6. Enjoy your new ‘app’. For Android users 1. Open Chrome 2. Navigate to gtsanews.com 3. Tap the menu with three vertical…

The unknown Argentine heroes of the second war

They fought as members of the Allied forces in the greatest conflagration in history against fascism. Many of them died without being recognized, others tell their story now for the first time Fourth of July, 1944. The beaches of Normandy are the scene of one of the most famous battles in history. Through the sky, they cross two Spitfire aircraft from the RAF, the Royal British Air Force. On the other side, in the same sky, forty German planes. Two against forty, that simple. RAF pilots don’t cower. On…

Agriculture in Argentina future expectations

Growth prospects for the next five years 1 trend: Enpa revealed that there is a lesser intention to produce on land of third parties, that there is a low or no growth in soybean cultivation and a high increase in investments in activities related to animal protein. 2 investments 92% of the mega-producers (over 10,000 ha) are planning to invest in the next five years. Los Grandes (more than 1800 ha), 86%; The commercials, (between 600 and 1800 ha), 84%, and the median, 64% (300 and 600 ha). 3 expectation On…

Agri-business starts to lift the Argentine economy

SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO (ARGENTINA) (AFP) –  Federico Zerboni gazes out from his 4×4 as it rumbles across the pampas, fertile fields of rapeseed and soybean visible as far as the eye can see. An agri-business boom in Argentina, fueled largely by soybean and grain exports, has helped offset some of the pain of a bitter recession that forced President Mauricio Macri to call on the International Monetary Fund for a $56 USD billion bailout. Zerboni, 53, said his 6,000-hectare (14,800-acre) farm —…

Comparing prices: Argentina was among the lowest cost of living countries in the region in dollars

According to the IERAL, Argentine food prices measured in U.S. currency are well below other Latin American countries Even with a US dollar at $34, a kilo of Argentinian meat would be the cheapest in that currency among 14 Latin American countries, plus Europe and Asia; A kilo of apples would only be cheaper in Chile or Brazil. 1.5 Litres of mineral water is cheaper in seven countries; a litre of milk is more expensive in all but Brazil and Uruguay, where they cost about the same.  A litre of petrol only…

Argentina has opened up a range of sectors: New Multi-layered investment options

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HEADING UP Argentina’s reforms are pushing the economy in the right direction When Mauricio Macri came to power in late 2015 and promised to fix Argentina’s distorted economy it caught the world’s attention. In the LatAm INVESTOR Argentina Report published in Q2 2016, they described how closed sectors were being opened up for international investors. Two years later we’re back with an update. Macri’s first 100 days were a whirlwind of rapid changes, as he tackled the most perverse distortions in the…