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Latam Investor – Argentines Macri Miracle Ends in Default

When Mauricio Macri was elected in 2015 it seemed to herald a new era for Argentina. Now it looks like being more of the same. In August Buenos Aires announced that it would reprofile its debt. In effect it’s another default, with investors having to take a write down for having lent to the Argentine government for the fourth time in the last 30 years and the ninth time since independence from Spain. It’s a sad culmination to a presidency that began with such hope. When Macri came to power his early…

Kiwi’s farming in Brazil

The Story of the Leitíssimo Dairy Farm The current chairman of this Brazilian dairy company is Craig Bell. Craig is a New Zealand graduate of Waikato University in Chemistry (B.Sc.), Canterbury University in Chemical and Process Engineering (B.E (Hons) (Chem. & Proc.) and holds a post-graduate diploma from Massey University in Dairy Science and Technology (Dip. Dair. Sci. & Tech.). He also completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. From 1987 to 2003, Craig worked…

Lithium Carbonate Mining​ in Argentina expands

Orocobre Mining has with Australian capital and know-how along with Toyota technology and in partnership with Jujuy’s local government is growing its production quickly of Lithium production. Orocobre is a dynamic global lithium carbonate supplier and an established producer of boron. In partnership with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) and JEMSE, Orocobre has built and is now operating the world’s first commercial, brine-based lithium operation constructed in approximately 20 years.…

Latin America’s New Generation of Oil Producing Countries

Mexico and Venezuela have long been the oil powerhouses of Latin America. But with political uncertainty and market volatility mounting, a new generation of oil-producing counties are set to transform the region. Bloomberg’s Alix Steel dives deep into South America’s oil prospects to uncover the opportunities for homegrown companies, international oil giants and investor appetite. She examines the potential for Colombia, Guyana, Brazil and Argentina to transform Latin America into an oil production…

Investor Visa in Brazil: A Practical Guide

Investor Visa in Brazil: A Practical Guide The investor visa procedure in Brazil is governed by the National Immigration Council’s (CNIg)with a new Normative Resolution from 2015. This new resolution brings new rules pertaining to the investor visa procedure in Brazil, such as a new amount of foreign investment required and special rules for startup companies who work on the innovation and technological sector, for example. In the ever changing set of rules and Brazilian bureaucracy obstacles many…

Argentina economy needs Intensive Care to recover

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri knew that he had inherited a sick economy when he took office in 2015 but failed to put in place the medicine. As a result, the country now has no choice but to face up to a period of painful structural adjustment. Imagine a man who has lived too extravagantly and eventually must go to the doctor for treatment of an acute disease, along with several other chronic conditions. The doctor prescribes a ten-day course of antibiotics, and advises his patient to start taking…

In Argentina, the effect of a surprising Mid Term Election result plus its resulting chaos, devaluation and money restrictions caused farmland prices to drop overnight.

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The results of the Mid Term elections, which made the likely winner to lead Argentina in 2020 Alberto Fernández caused a collapse in farmers and investors confidence. Due to farmers perception of him being a patsy to the hated Christina Kirchner ( she appointed Fernandez ) who ruled Argentina for an earlier decade, they see another lost decade in front of them and a race to the bottom to join Venezuela’s cruel dictatorship. This is the results of the data from the Rural Real Estate Sector, organized…

The worlds most exquisite​ chocolate?

The Pure Nacional tree once at the heart of South America’s chocolate industry was believed to have been lost forever – until it was recently rediscovered by accident in Peru. Travelling to the Marañón Canyon in northern Peru is like stepping back in time. Mud-brick houses dot the hilly landscape. Electricity, which arrived in this area just three years ago, is only available in a few homes, and supply can be inconsistent. It only works about five days a week and you never know which…

Potential new Argentine President Alberto Fernández is like a matryoshka doll, “you open it and out pops, Cristina, Lula, Chavez…”

Argentine primary winner, Alberto Fernandez is like the Russian mamushka doll, “you open it and out pops Cristina Fernandez, again you open it and out pops Lula, and again, Hugo Chavez”, said Brazilian foreign minister Ernesto Araújo. Money leaving Ezeiza after the shock election result Araújo joined president Jair Bolsonaro, and Finance minister Paulo Guedes is openly expressing their aversion to the current political situation in Argentina, and the possibility of a return to office…

Argentina’s Adecoagro’s Dairy segment sales grow​ 100% inter-annual​​ly

In November 2018 Adecoagro bought from SanCor (the former largest dairy cooperative in Argentina) two plants, one in Chivilcoy (Buenos Aires province) and the other in Morteros (Córdoba), and two milk brands: Las Tres Niñas and Angelita, for USD 47 million. After that, they launched long-life milk brand, Apostoles, produced at the fluid milk processing Chivilcoy facility. In the Morteros facility, the company elaborates powder milk and cheese. This week, CEO of the company, Mariano Bosch, celebrated…

Argentina: Outlook darkens as Peronist chances grow

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Argentina’s economic outlook has deteriorated notably since August’s LatinFocus edition. The primary elections on 11 August revealed that President Mauricio Macri is trailing in a very distant second place in the run-up to the October elections, shocking market analysts and sparking a huge and destabilizing capital flight in turn. The drastic change in political landscape and unfolding market turmoil has significantly affected the country’s outlook, particularly for next year. Now, GDP is…

Chile and Peru have emerged as two of the real powerhouses of the Latin America fruit and vegetable sector

They have seen exports develop significantly to a wide range of international markets around the world. Since the mid-1990s, Chilean exports have boomed in terms of value from around US$1.3 to over US$5.5 billion per annum and Peru has seen its exports grow significantly, in the same period, from under US$200 million to over US$2.4 billion on an annual basis. In more recent years though the growth of Chilean exports has started to slow while those from Peru have continued to increase impressively. The two industries…

Selling Exclusive or Unique Real Estate is a challenge in any market but none more so than in South America

  Selling Exclusive or Unique Real Estate is a challenge in any market but none more so than in South America Advice for the new broker looking to get into the Luxury  Property Market Ok, you’ve just taken your first million-dollar-plus listing. After celebrating your victory over the area’s top luxury agent, reality will no doubt begin to set in. If you don’t know the first thing about marketing high-end properties, you may wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into. You should…

Panic Sweeps Argentine Pampas as Farmers’ Old Nemesis Returns – Peronism

All across the Pampas, in one wind-swept little farming town after another, a sense of dread has suddenly set in. Mauricio Macri, the man who championed the cause of the Argentine farmer, is almost certain to lose his re-election bid in October and will hand back the presidency to the leftist party that tormented the region for years. A primary vote held a few weeks ago made that clear. The concern is so severe that many here aren’t waiting for the actual election to confirm Macri’s defeat. They…

The Argentine Spitfire Pilot who fought in World War II

His name is Ronnie Scott, who played rugby at Belgrano Athletic Club enlisting at age 24. At 101, he says it was because he felt at the time “Hitler had to be stopped.” Ronald David Scott now lives in San Isidro, Buenos Aires and is known by all as Ronnie. He is 101 years old, rides a bicycle and flew fighter planes in World War II. Ronnie was one of the 5,000 Argentine’s who volunteered to fight alongside the allies. Ronnie was born in Villa Devoto. His father was Scottish and had fought…
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