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” Open veins of Latin America” A must read for anyone thinking of doing business or living in Latin America

This translated book begins with a foreword by left-wing writer Isabel Allende, and here is  just one quote from her  introduction of the book: “His work is a mixture of meticulous detail, political conviction, poetic flair, and good storytelling.” The translation by Cedric Belfrage merits special note. This book sings in English, and the translator has done justice to the original. A major recurring theme throughout the book is that of capital squandered by the few while the many actually producing…

The Estrugamou in Buenos Aires – The Pinnacle of French Classical Architecture

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On the corner of Juncal and Esmeralda streets, in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, sits a stately and imposing relic of an era of French architecture in Buenos Aires, a city often dubbed the “Paris of South America.” The residential Estrugamou Building, or Edificio Estrugamou, resembles an aristocratic French mansion, with its chimneys, mansard roof, cornices, and three-story classical columns. The first wave of French architects came to Argentina in the 1820s, shortly after independence from Spain…

Tax Reasons to invest in Paraguay Agriculture

In Paraguay, the return on investment is 22%, according to the report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in 2014, the second-highest in Latin America. In the first place, Peru has 25%, which in that period had registered high returns in An entrepreneur who invests his capital in Paraguay can achieve greater profitability compared to Argentina with a return of 10%, Uruguay with 8% and Brazil with 6%. Paraguay offers capital financiers the lowest taxes in the…

Uruguay passes an emergency law for the purchase of farms to facilitate easier processing for foreigner buyers

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Holders of entities that want to buy fields, in addition to natural persons, may also be legal identities ie Trusts, Funds etc The draft urgent consideration law includes changes in the acquisition of rural properties and agricultural holdings, since in addition to the entities that can currently acquire fields, those that have among their partner’s legal entities. Until now, entities that want to buy farms must be represented by “social quotas or nominative shares whose ownership is entirely accountable…

Argentina’s soybean crop forecasts increase to 53.1 million tons on favourable moisture conditions

Last years 2018/19 harvest was affected by a cruel drought which with along a very strong US dollar, damaged the Argentine economy, making it easier for the left-wing Peronist/Kirchner government to return to power. This year it is a normal harvest but too late to help the struggling economy. Argentina’s soybean harvest for the 2019/20 season is forecast at 53.1 million tonnes, the Buenos Aires grains exchange said last week, an improvement from a prediction it made towards the end of last year. The forecast…

Bolsonaro’s popularity jumps as Brazil economy improves and crime drops

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s approval rating has surged, thanks to an improving economy and his government’s efforts to fight corruption and make Brazil’s cities safer, according to a poll released on Wednesday. The CNT/MDA poll showed Brazilians are more worried about the economy, jobs and public security than controversies that surround Bolsonaro, who had to fire his culture secretary last week for copying Nazi propaganda chief Goebbels in a speech. Reversing a steady decline in popularity in…

The Agricultural dilemma as disruptive Technologies take hold

A September 2019 report by RethinkX, an independent think tank based in London and San Francisco, predicts major disruption in food and agriculture over the next decade. Rethinking Food and Agriculture 2020-2030, the Second Domestication of Plants and Animals, the Disruption of the Cow, and the Collapse of Industrial Livestock Farming forecasts the wholesale collapse of dairy and cattle industries by 2030 as animal protein production is replaced by “precision fermentation” (also known as synthetic biology…

View Systems, Sannabis, the Only Company Planting Cannabis in Uruguay this Season

The company President applies to U.S. for a permit to import this raw hemp into the United States to be transformed into many different products while they get their transformation licenses in Colombia and Uruguay. They anticipate over 100,000 POUNDS and 3 Metric Tons of seeds with good oil content will be available in 45-60 days. View Systems, medical marijuana and hemp subsidiary, Sannabis S.A.S. (“the Company”) provides an update on their hemp operations in Colombia and Uruguay. Sannabis aims to become…

Top farmland investors name South America a top place to buy, lease and manage agricultural lands for profit

  Farmers’ fields in South America are among the most prized assets in a new global market for agricultural land that has sprung up alongside soaring commodity prices. Private equity and fund managers at a farm investing conference in Geneva named South America a top place to buy, lease and manage agricultural lands for profit. “The South American marketplace is really booming along right now,” said Mark Zenuk, managing director of the $3 billion NGP Global Adaptation Partners fund. Black…

Vaca Muerta led surge in December oil and gas output in Neuquen, Argentina

Neuquen, the most productive oil and gas province in Argentina, saw oil production surge 23.4% to 160,445 b/d in December year on year, led by the development of the giant Vaca Muerta shale play, Governor Omar Gutierrez said. “In 2019, around 30,000 additional barrels per day were produced, allowing us to reach values not reached since 2005,” he said in a statement late Tuesday. The shale oil blocks that posted the most growth included two operated by the country’s state-backed YPF: Bandurria Sur with…

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CHILE FAVORS INNOVATION AND NEW BUSINESS

Entrepreneurship in Chile continues to develop, supported by government initiatives. According to the Global Entrepreneur Monitor (GEM), Chile is the most entrepreneurial country in the world, ahead of the US and India and alongside Guatemala. Many factors such as start-up funding, education, innovation system, and entrepreneurship environment contributed to Chile’s number one ranking. With a skilled workforce, a thriving entrepreneurship environment, solid macroeconomic fundamentals, and government support,…

Argentine wheat exports to Asia a record between February and March 2020

More than half of the 1.2 million tonnes of wheat that will arrive in the region between February and March are destined for Indonesia Shipments of Argentine wheat to Asia are rising to record levels over the next two months as the drought slows Australian production and other offshore inventories. Indonesia, Asia’s largest importer, is expected to Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines to receive nearly 1.2 million tons of wheat from the South American country, operators said, that have access to shipping…

Chinese beef importers seeking to renegotiate lower prices with Brazil and Uruguay suppliers

Folha de S.Paulo reported that some Chinese importers are refusing to pay for shipments that already arrived in China, seeking a discount from exporters Chinese beef importers are seeking to renegotiate prices previously agreed when they closed deals to buy dozens of shipments from Brazil and Uruguay because values are too high, according to a report in the online edition of local newspapers on Monday. The website of Folha de S.Paulo reported that some Chinese importers are refusing to pay for shipments that…

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 you first when they become aware of that perfect property. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to buy – You will never get: (1) High growth,…

The best Countries to invest in

The 2019 Best Countries rankings, formed in partnership with BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, are based on a study that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 80 countries on 75 different metrics. Here there no 1 pick. No. 1: Uruguay Uruguay claims the No. 1 spot on the list of best countries to invest in, a dramatic move up of 12 positions from its 2018 ranking. Business…
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