Brazilian Tourism Minister reports that 2024 will be a record.

Brazil’s international tourist arrival numbers increased by almost two-thirds in 2023, and the country is set to set new records in 2024. In a press statement, the ministry says that the South American nation received over 5.9 million international visitors in 2023, up from the 3.6 million it received in 2022. The 2023 arrival numbers reached 93 per cent of pre-pandemic totals and exceeded the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s projections for the government by 3 per cent. Brazilian Tourism…

Brazil exported more corn than the U.S. for the first time in history. And it is unlikely to change going forward

Over the past few decades, Brazil has risen as an agricultural production powerhouse and become a stiff competitor for U.S. exports, particularly to China. Experts say this competition will persist as the US loses markets and friends due to its Cold War attitude toward competitors. Brazil’s production surge According to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service data, Brazil has nearly tripled corn and soybean production in 20 years, and exports have exploded by more than 1,000% and 400%, respectively.  “It’s…

Update on GTSA’s New Digital Property Platform release

Press Release   Hello Our new property website is live, so we start loading properties from the legacy site as soon as possible. Like the newsletter, this site will better enable us to send out information regularly to targeted audiences. Our sponsored newsletter site has been an excellent source of stable subscribers, and we hope the new property one will be as well.     It will also give us the flexibility to promote independent agents’ properties in areas where we have no presence, giving them the…

House Hunting in Northern Brazil Coastal Regions

A Coastal Retreat in Brazil A FIVE-BEDROOM HOUSE ON THE BRAZILIAN COAST USD 650,000 This five-bedroom house is a short walk from a white-sand beach on Brazil’s northeastern coast, about 30 miles from the popular tourist destination of Natal. Built-in 2006, it is part of a small gated development of 16 homes called Quintas do Coqueiral. The 4,300-square-foot house sits on about 1.2 acres of palm trees and grass. Visitors enter through two large wooden doors framed by pillars. The double-height foyer opens…

Chancay: The new 3.5 B mega shipping port being built in Peru to service South America’s most rich regions

And who is building it? The Chinese, of course. When the US abandoned the region decades ago, they filled the vacuum. The $3.5-billion deepwater port, set to start operations late this year, will provide China with a direct gateway to the resource-rich region. Over the last 10 years, Beijing has unseated the United States as the largest trade partner for South America, devouring its soybeans, corn and copper. The port, majority-owned by Chinese state-owned firm Cosco Shipping, will be the first controlled by…

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Changing Farmland Investing Options

We think farmland as an investment is something that, in 5-10 years, will be a must in any professionally managed diversified portfolio. We are excited to be at the forefront of reporting the rapid changes in this exciting new market, which is now opening more opportunities for smaller investors via syndicates and specialised agro funds. Those smaller investors ( USD 70,000 to USD 250,000 ) seeking exposure to tangible assets with strong cash yields and low volatility have found it nearly impossible to get…

A more positive outlook for our region is a welcome development

Argentine President Milei’s radical change in direction after 70 years of Peronism is being watched inside the country (the poor and middle classes suffer most of the pain of change) and by the rest of the investment world as the changes occur. So far, the response has been positive, even by those most affected by the changes. Success will likely cause neighbouring countries to follow suit, attracting a flood of investment capital looking for a home in a troubled world. Europe, the US and the Middle East…

Shareholders Agreements are essential to avoid later problems when investing in Syndicates or Partnerships

The great news is that you can create a rule book (aka shareholder’s agreement) so that when things pop up, you all know how to deal with them. Staying aligned makes all the difference to your business’s success. This article explains why a shareholders’ agreement (your business prenup) is essential for every business with multiple owners. WHAT IS A SHAREHOLDERS’ AGREEMENT? Shareholders’ agreements are like rules that record how shareholders will work together and make decisions. What are the initial…

Brazil continues to destroy its natural rainforest at alarming rates

According to the latest MapBiomas survey, the Cerrado surpassed the Amazon as Brazil’s most deforested biome in 2023, following the damages detected in the region known as Matopiba. This region includes Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí, and Bahia, totalling 1,110,326 hectares destroyed, a 68% increase from 2022. When combined, Amazon and Cerrado account for more than 85% of the deforested area, while Cerrado alone represents 61%. The latest report showed that the Matopiba region accounted for 47% of all the…

FATCA – America’s Tax Rort is Exposed

The FATCA, or the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, is a one-sided law that forces other countries to enforce US tax laws. If they fail to do so, they’re effectively locked out of US markets and the US dollar—the world’s reserve currency (at least for now). FATCA imposes a 30% withholding tax on interest, dividends, rents, and similar payments leaving the US. The only way to avoid the tax is for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to act as unpaid IRS informants. Withholding occurred some years ago,…

Global Food Security Depends on Modern Agricultural Techniques

Studies released at a symposium in Washington, D.C., underscored the wide range of benefits modern agriculture has provided to society and emphasized the importance of continued innovation and new technologies to meet growing global food, feed, fibre and industrial needs. Research presented by a diverse group of experts in agriculture, economics, conservation, and food security detailed how technological advancements employed on farms and across the food chain have provided an abundant, safe, affordable food…

Agriculture is tipped to boom in South America

South American agriculture is set to boom. Enterprising investors, who’ve long been told South America is to become the ‘food bowl of Asia,’ should not be surprised. Asia’s demand for consumables will grow for decades to come, fuelled by unprecedented growth in its middle-class population, rising prosperity, and globalisation. The latest research has identified five megatrends in South American agriculture over the next 15 to 20 years. The critical megatrends identified by the research include: In a…

Argentine Fintech Giant Mercado Pago Requests a Banking License in Mexico: Why Did It Spark Criticism in Other Countries?

Marcos Galperin’s fintech will acquire a banking license in Mexico, a process that could take between 12 and 24 months. Although it is not licensed in other countries where it operates, it offers its clients a wide range of financial products. Mercado Pago announced that it will acquire a banking license in Mexico, a process that could take between 12 and 24 months. Thus, the fintech arm of Mercado Libre will seek to comply with regulations in Mexico and become the most prominent digital bank in that…

Are you single and want to buy a property to live in South America’s most popular cities? Read this first

Scared to Buy Alone?    Four Tips for Single House Hunters You’re single and ready to buy. Right now, house hunting in a new city might feel a bit daunting, even downright scary. But it’s also one of the most intelligent decisions you can make, especially if you’re secure in your job, have family support, and are committed to a location. If you’re able to overcome your fear of commitment and head into homeownership on your own, here are a few key points that should make the hunt a little easier: Dream…
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