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Latin America faces another lost decade and resultant brain drain

“This looks like a scene from the second world war, right here in the heart of Santiago.” Felipe Alessandri, the mayor of one of Latin America’s most prosperous cities, was surveying the burnt-out wreckage of the 170-year-old church of Veracruz in the center of Chile’s capital, destroyed in a blaze started during a general strike last Tuesday. The flames which consumed Veracruz are a vivid reminder that the violent protests which have gripped what was Latin America’s big economic…

Paraguay’s agribusiness pushes for China market access

A diplomatic tug-of-war frustrates beef producers in Paraguay as Taiwan ups aid to only remaining South American ally The Paraguayan cow has become an unlikely pawn in US-China corrivalry in South America. Exports of beef from Paraguay to China, the world’s largest consumer market, have long been blocked by the former’s longstanding recognition of Taiwan. Yet with local agribusiness pressuring the government to reassess its trade relations with China and the US anxious to prevent more Latin American…

Argentina shifts to the left…and Uruguay to the right?

Sunday’s presidential elections in Argentina and Uruguay revealed an anti-incumbent mood in the electorate. In Argentina, voters punished Mauricio Macri, the market-friendly president, who dramatically failed to live up to his promises of economic growth. Across the Río Uruguay, Daniel Martínez, from the incumbent center-left Broad Front coalition in power since 2004, won a plurality of votes but will face a strengthened opposition in the second-round election next November, which he…

Piñera Surrenders, Will Accept New Chile Constitution

A new constitution is not only the beginning of the end for Piñera’s center-right government, but it is also the end of Chile as we know it While the socialist Evo Morales resigned as president of Bolivia, the Chilean government, through its Home Affairs Minister, announced that the process of creating a “constituent congress” had begun. In other words, politicians in the Chilean Congress have to draft a new constitution that is in line with current times and generate the “social…

The Republic Of Paraguay And Efforts To Shape Future Of Global Trade (2015-2019) – Analysis

In 1991 the Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay established MERCOSUR with the signing of the Treaty of Asuncion, making it South America’s largest multilateral agreement assigned to tackle the commercial, economic and political matters in the continent.  With the Treaty of Asuncion, the four nations agreed to ensure a “free movement of goods, services, and factors of production between countries.”  According to a recent publication of the Council on…

Weed-Curious Politicians Should Look to Uruguay, Where There’s No Fuss Over Legal Pot

People freak out about weed legalization, then realize it’s better and stop caring. When Uruguay became the first nation in the modern era to legalize weed in 2013, most of its citizens were against it. Yet, despite deep public skepticism, none of the challenges or perceived failures of the law have been enough to generate momentum to try and reverse it. Instead, during the first round of national elections last month, cannabis legalization had all but been forgotten as an issue. It had retreated into…

Latin America’s Wild Economic History, Explained | The Wealth of Nations

The economic history of Latin America is filled with promise and tragedy. From Argentina in 1895 becoming the wealthiest country in the world per capita, to Venezuela in 2019 becoming the human rights crisis in the western world. Latin America is a land of incredible wealth and incredible corruption. Using the data from The Maddison Project and the power of Flourish. Studio’s visualization software, I tell the story of Latin America, from an economic perspective. From 1800 to modern times. This video…

Chile’s Success Story Is Difficult to Deny

Weeks after a 3.75% rise in metro fares in Santiago, Chile sparked violent protests by a small group of students that then generated more widespread disruption, mostly peaceful mass protests continue. Some observers have seized on the political crisis to make often-repeated claims that Chile’s free-market model has generated growing inequality and been fundamentally unjust despite having produced greater wealth. Yet such claims are difficult to square with the facts. Since its free-market reforms began…

Chile – Brutal Tax proposals impacting multinational entities

On 8 November 2019, the Chilean government reached an agreement with the Senate’s Finance Commission to strengthen the government’s social agenda. The three principles of such agreement are:1. To increase tax revenues to fund the Government’s social agenda. 2. To assist the aged population 3. To support SMEs from a tax perspective.  This agreement will probably also result in amendments to the original Tax Modernisation Bill submitted by the Government months ago, while other…

Evo Morales resigns in disgrace after a rigged election result

Evo Morales, the elder statesman of the Latin American left, resigned as president of Bolivia on Sunday after his offer of new elections failed to quell an increasingly violent uprising following the release of a scathing international audit that found “clear manipulation” of the vote last month in which he claimed victory. The resignation was an ignominious ending to a 13-year tenure that saw Bolivia’s first indigenous president fight poverty and transforms cities with state investment…

Myths and Truths of Inequality in Chile: To What Extent this explains the outbursts shaking this advanced country

The profound differences between the upper tiers and the rest of the population are presented as the unique cause of the phenomenal crisis that the country has been experiencing for the past three weeks. However, the statistics show a contradictory reality, which does not stand up to simplistic explanations. After the deep economic reforms implemented during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, and since deepened since the return of democracy in 1990, Chile became a paradigm. For free-market advocates, it…

Farmland Development in Paraguay Offers Exceptional Profitability

Investing in farmland can be one of the smartest ways to achieve superior returns over the long term, while at the same time benefiting from diversification and allocating your capital to real assets supported by healthy fundamental trends. In particular, farmland development in Paraguay looks like an exceptional opportunity for investors right now. The Case for Investing in Farmland The following chart from Business Insider shows how U.S. farmland has been an extraordinary investment in terms of return versus…

2020 Opportunities for Investment in Peru

Solid macroeconomic foundations make investing in Peru an attractive opportunity. The nation’s debt and economic outlook have received stable ratings from the main risk rating agencies. On top of that, one of the main economic drivers, private consumption, is expected to accelerate its growth to 3.9% in 2020. Investment in Peru will benefit from the country’s stability and positive outlook. The economy has remained stable and is expected to reach a growth rate of 4% in 2020; future prospects…

Chile created five national parks over 10 million acres in a historic act of conservation

Chile created five sprawling national parks to preserve vast tracts of Patagonia – the culmination of more than two decades of land acquisition by the US philanthropists Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and the largest donation of private land to the government in South America. The five parks, spanning 10.3m acres, were signed into law by Chile’s ex-president Michelle Bachelet in 2017, launching a new 17-park route that stretches down the southern spine of Chile to Cape Horn. McDivitt…

Don’t Slay the Chilean Puma

A rewrite of the constitution would destroy the opportunity for the poor. When Chilean President Sebastián Piñera cancelled plans to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Santiago this month, he called it “a difficult decision that has caused us a lot of pain.” The pain for Latin America’s most successful economy is only beginning. Negotiations with terrorists and their political representatives seldom end well. Yet that’s what Mr Piñera seems to have…
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