Chile is leading the way in Artificial Intelligence

The South American country stands out for its digital and data processing infrastructure, as well as the availability of technological devices, according to the Latin American Artificial Intelligence Index (ILIA).  Chile has demonstrated its leading position in artificial intelligence (AI) in the region, according to the first edition of the Latin American Artificial Intelligence Index (ILIA).  The index, produced by Chile’s National Center for Artificial Intelligence (CENIA) with the support…

The latest Rabobank Global Dairy report warns of more financial pain expected for dairy farmers, but that demand-led resurgence is now increasingly possible

With a complete rebalance of the Chinese dairy market not expected in the near term, dairy farmers around the globe will need to manage through more financial pain in the months ahead, according to Rabobank’s latest Global Dairy Quarterly report. But the storm won’t last forever, the report says, and with lower global prices stemming supply growth in key dairy production regions, there is an increasing possibility a demand resurgence could emerge well before milk output can recover, creating a whiplash…

MercadoPago is the most extensive online payment network in Latin America

Thanks to the digital revolution, many people now participate in e-commerce via their mobile phones. Online payments are becoming increasingly important. MercadoPago, the largest Latin American online payment network, was launched in 2012. MercadoLibre, an e-commerce marketplace and online bidding site, found it. It allows users to send and receive online payments safely, efficiently and quickly. Apps allow companies to charge customers in different ways: via email, social networks or websites, mobile applications,…

Why South America should be considered a Preferred Investment Destination

GTSA principal Geoffrey McRae has lived and owned real estate in South America since 2003, so he has his own views of its opportunities and risks. He founded the real estate group under the Gateway to South America brand covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, so he has seen the benefits and challenges of operating in each country and market. In his opinion, business success in the region relies on the ability to understand the countries’ histories, their business customs and learn…

Investors are starting to notice that Latin America has the commodities to become this century’s super producer

White crystals cover the ground near the Atacama salt flats in Chile. Below the surface are vast lithium salts deposits, the ore used to produce the light, soft metal needed for high-capacity battery production. Pumps operated by sqm, the world’s largest lithium salt producer, vibrate as they draw up mineral-rich brine. The liquid in evaporation pools is a patchwork of blue and emerald on the bright crust. This operation begins a chain that ends with the lithium batteries used to power electric vehicles.…

High-Value Property Marketing “The case for pre sale offers”

There are many different methods available for the marketing and sale of specialised high-value properties in addition to the traditional real estate listing arrangements of auction and tender type formats. There are advantages, disadvantages and tradeoffs associated with every marketing approach, and the best strategy for marketing and selling a specific property will vary based upon the ownership objectives and the particular property. One approach, which can be optimal in certain instances, is private, pre-marketing…

Is the the USD doomed as a world reserve currency?

The United States has benefited enormously from being the World’s Reserve Currency because much of the world still uses the dollar for international trade.  This is because foreign governments must hold USD in their foreign exchange reserves to settle international claims and intervene in foreign exchange markets. In addition, many emerging market countries like Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru use USD dollars for capital goods. ie housing, commercial property, imported cars, commodities…

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 various international markets worldwide. 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 in an annual basis. In more recent years, though, the growth of Chilean exports has slowed while those from Peru have continued to increase impressively. The two industries share several…

The Montevideo Water Crisis is a wake-up call to the rest of the world

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The drought in Uruguay results from a combination of factors, including low levels of precipitation, rising temperatures, and the La Niña phenomenon. The new abnormal is that Uruguay will have to deal with more droughts in the future as climate heating continues. The situation is particularly challenging in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, where the city relies on a dam, the only drinking water source for the area. With more and more of this saltwater coming in, tap water has reached a point where it has…

South American Book of the Week: The Blue Line

  A South American Novel – The Blue Line Ingrid Betancourt Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos.…

The Best Real Estate Marketing Tips For Selling a Property in 2023

If you are like most people, selling your property is probably one of the most significant financial transactions you will make in your life, so here are some tips for selling a property in 2023 quickly, particularly if it is located in the South American region. There will be other properties in competition with you, so you must pull out all the stops to get your property in front of the most qualified buyers locally and internationally. The following marketing ideas may be helpful to you, helping you reach…

So you want to buy farm land in South America – What are the options ?

So you want to be a landowner in South America Investing in farmland can make for an intriguing alternative to the stock market. Farmland is safe historically, an excellent hedge against inflation and is an asset class that does not correlate with the normal stock market. As the world’s population continues to grow (9.15 billion estimates by 2050) and the global middle class continues to emerge (with changing dietary habits toward more calories and meat), farmland is poised to become an even more intriguing…

Investment in Farmland in 2023

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Investment in farmland suitable for livestock or crops is 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…

Peru’s Agrícola Chapi expands avocado and table grape production with a cash injection

Peru’s Agrícola Chapi expands avocado and table grape production with a cash injection By Jessica Broadbent Peruvian agricultural export company Agrícola Chapi has received $130m in funding to expand its table-grape and avocado production. The funding from Canadian private equity firm Cordiant Capital will be allocated in stages until March 2024 and is part of a growth plan drawn up with Cordiant in 2022. Chapi aims to grow its production land area to 1,200ha of avocados and 900ha of table grapes. The Lima-headquartered…

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about GTSA

Who are we, and why do we have such a strong web presence with those looking to invest in South American Real Estate? The general characteristics that set Gateway to South America apart from other real estate agencies in the region could be summarised by the following:               Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil,…
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