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The four important lessons that Uruguay can teach the rest of Latin America

The region’s strongest democracy offers many lessons, including the value of a robust social safety net. It was a scene that inspired admiration, and not a little envy, throughout Latin America. At the inauguration of the president of Brazil on January 1st, 2023, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, not one, but three presidents of Uruguay were present: the current president, Luis Lacalle Pouas, well as the former presidents Jose “Pepe” Mujica (2010-2015) and Julio Maria Sanguinetti (1985-1990; 1995-2000),…

Who can buy Real Estate in Uruguay – physical or legal persons?

Cows in Uruguay
Many prominent South and Central American countries have limitations for foreigners buying farmland. ie Argentina and Brazil, foreigners can not buy properties bordering another country or extensive properties. In Uruguay, there are no such limitations. The Uruguayan government has been very open towards foreigners investing in local Real Estate. Buyers from all over the world have the same rights as Uruguayan citizens. They are granted the same economic advantages when they acquire Real Estate in Uruguay.…

Understanding International Family Offices as an alternative source of investment capital

The role of the family office has often been misunderstood, even though the concept has been around (in various forms) for hundreds of years. Still, today, as this industry controls billions of dollars in assets under management, many intelligent, experienced finance professionals cannot offer a complete definition of what a family office is exactly. Today, the family office industry is expanding at an impressive pace, with new family offices opening every month and assets continuing to grow yearly. The family…

Investment in Farmland in 2023

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Investment in farmland suitable for livestock or crops is by far the safest investment, especially long-term i.e. 5 to 10 years. It is an area little studied by modern investors, who have remained in the dot com investors world and have forgotten the traditional investment: farms. Today, the following observation is most certain. Where there is arable land in a stable political environment with clear rules and access to ports, you can make a minimum investment of 9% and a capitalization rate of 4%. These figures…

Martín Rostagno, an Argentine who has been working in New Zealand’s dairy units and now travels to Tasmania, Australia

He made a post on Facebook, and in two days, he had 30 job offers: “It was crazy,” he describes Martín Rostagno spent two years and ten months in New Zealand, making his own great path in dairy, and for a few weeks, he is back in Argentina to prepare for a new challenge because Australia awaits him. Martin Rostagno and his dairy experiences Rostagno is an agronomist engineer from the Cordoba city of San Francisco, received a degree from the National University of Litoral and managed to become a…

Avison Young invests in Valuation & Advisory business for Latin America operations

Max Gill and Michelle D’Artigues join as Principals in Mexico City, continue partnership to grow business line for the region Max Gill and Michelle D’Artigues join as Principals in Mexico City, continue partnership to grow business line for the region Mexico City, MX – Emile Sarraf, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Mexico City office, today announced the appointment of Max Gill and Michelle D’Artigues as Avison Young Principals. Gill and D’Artigues,…

The curious reason why the volume of real estate sold in Buenos Aires ended 2022 as the best year of the last 4

The sale and purchase of properties ended the year with rising numbers. The College of Notaries of the City of Buenos Aires registered the best December of the last 4 years. Property sales ended in 2022 with rising numbers. According to data from the College of Notaries of the City of Buenos Aires , 4,253 operations were held in December, which translates into a year-on- year rise of 25.7% , while the total amount of transactions in 2022 climbed 45.9 %. The main explanation has to do with the drop in prices…

Doug Casey view of the World – Picks War in Europe and bets on Argentina

by Doug Casey International Man EUROPE From at least the 1600s, Europe could claim to be the center of world civilization on all fronts. The colonies of the Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and Russian empires (with the Dutch, Germans, Italians, and Americans as bit players) covered almost the entire planet. In its early days, an empire is both fun and profitable. You get to loot and pillage at will, and an empire provides lots of room to relocate the disenchanted, the overly adventurous, and the criminals.…

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

On May 8th, 1916, a large party was 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. The couple received innumerable gifts corresponding to a wedding of that rank. 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 neighbourhood of Retiro, which still surprises many with its noble…

Argentine Beef providing healthy food for the World

Argentina is a huge world-class producer, consumer and exporter of bovine meats. Each year, Argentina produces 2.5 million tonnes plus of meat. The calculated beef consumption in Argentina is 65.4 kg per person, which is higher than in other countries. For example, the United States is 42 kgs, and the EEC is only 18 kgs. Even at 65.4 kgs, this is a sharp decline from the 1950s when it was over 91.9 kgs per person. The main strength of the Argentine beef industry has always been the quality of the meat. Beef…

Davos 2023 backs an Argentine firm that optimises irrigation efficiency with new technology

Kilimo, an Argentine company that uses data to optimise irrigation, received solid financial support at this year’s Davos forum to continue developing a system that helps farmers in Latin America save thousands of litres of water. Kilimo, an Argentine company that uses data to optimise irrigation, received strong financial support at this year’s Davos forum to continue developing a system that helps farmers in Latin America save thousands of litres of water. The company, which advises farmers in…

Rich investors pulling out of Chile, leaving behind a USD 50-billion hole in the economy

Chile, Latin America’s stand-out economy for the better part of 50 years and a darling of Wall Street, is facing an existential moment in many ways. Chile, Latin America’s stand-out economy for the better part of 50 years and a darling of Wall Street, is facing an existential moment in many ways. Its Milton Friedman-inspired constitution is still intact, for now. But virtually everywhere you look, once sacrosanct pillars of the country’s free-market system — from its private pensions and health…

Chilean Hazelnut Production has exploded

Chile is the largest hazelnut producer in the Southern Hemisphere. Hazelnut cultivation covers about 30,000 ha between the region of Maule, the central zone (Talca, Linares, Chillan) and the south zone of the country, including the regions Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos (Temuco, Valdivia and Puerto Varas with an additional 800-1000 ha being added yearly). Historically this species was introduced in South Chile by European emigrants, mainly Germans, Italians, and Swiss, principally in Araucania, Los Rios…

A young foreign woman’s story of finding a new home in Argentina

Over the past few decades, more and more people have been travelling the world finding a new home in far-flung corners of the planet. Personally, I never imagined 20 years ago, that Argentina would one day be my home. Living in Australia at the time, I thought maybe I would make my permanent home there, or perhaps return someday to my birthplace, New Zealand, or maybe even try my luck somewhere in Europe. South America, and Argentina, were not on the list. A trip to Peru in early 2000 set off a chain of…

The Scots behind Argentina’s sheep farming success

One of the largest sheep farming developments ever in the world is thanks to the emigration of farmers from Scotland’s bleak north coast to Argentina, a new book reveals. The little-known story of intrepid pioneers from Caithness who travelled across the globe is now being told. ‘Caithness to Patagonia’ tells of a largely uncharted aspect of the Scottish diaspora, featuring tales of adventure, hardship and some significant success stories. The regions of Caithness and Patagonia are literally a world…
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