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Chasing China: Chile drives Latin America’s electric vehicle revolution

A massive cargo ship docked in the Chilean port of San Antonio at the end of November. It carried it its belly the first 100 electric buses from China that Chileans hope will revolutionise their public transport system. Chile’s ambitious plan to face down its capital Santiago’s notorious smog problem includes the rollout…

Chilean dairy farmers threaten to break away from New Zealand owned Fonterra Milk Company

Disgruntled Chilean dairy farmers have threatened to stop supplying Fonterra because they say they are being underpaid for their milk. The dairy giant has a 86 percent ownership stake of processing company Prolesur, but some small farmers in southern Chile who supply it are unhappy with their treatment. New…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Osorno Chile – A Center for Agricultural and Pastoral Farming

Osorno Chile – The Center for Agricultural and Pastoral Farming Osorno Chile is most of the most popular regions for pastoral and cropping farming in Chile that Gateway to South America-Chile specialises in. It is an important agricultural center, with agriculture making up the bulk of the Osorno province’s economic activity.…

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…

The Chilean fruit season closes with a new record

Chile exported a total of 2,935 million kilos of fruit in the 2017/2018 fruit season, surpassing the last record of 2,840 million kilos achieved in the 2012/2013 season, reported Fedefruta based on a report released by IQonsulting. According to Gonzalo Salinas from IQonsulting, the 2017/2018 campaign presented particular variations, such as the historical…

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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’…

Agro-Chile: Viticulture an evolution in time

Three years ago a Chilean Viticulturist Italo Schiappacasse started with a spare area using his many grape varieties to test out the open gable growing system. He has been attentive to the demands of the overseas markets and better still, he now has them at his fingertips. Difficult. This is how last seasons table grapes have been described; a situation that generated…

China must invest in Latin America for food security

China must invest overseas to ensure its food security, said speakers at the recent Asian Financial Forum. “China and India have to open to global markets like Australia, Africa, and Latin America, and invest in these countries’ agricultural production for food security,” said Fan Shenggen, the director general of the International…

New Zealand Dairy Farm in Chile milks 26,000 cows per day

The Manuka Board. Manuka S.A. was founded by New Zealand shareholders and started operating in Chile in 2005. The expertise of these farming families has given Manuka a legacy of knowledge, experience, and innovation, as well as a vision for the enormous potential of dairy production in the southern regions of Chile. Manuka a company that milks about…

Paraguay, Peru and Chile star economies of 2018 and 2019: report

By 2019, the highest growth in the region is projected for the economy of Paraguay, with 4.3%, followed by Peru (3.9%) and Chile (3.7%), according to a report by BBVA Research. In Argentina, a “significant” recession is anticipated. The Latin American economy will grow 0.9% on average this year due to the weak performance of countries…