A Snapshot of Uruguay Agricultural Opportunites

Uruguay is one of the most reliable countries for doing business in one of the world’s leading economically attractive regions.A solid track record and its high potential to improve and develop regional business are just some of the reasons whyglobal and regional companies choose Uruguay as a hub. Agribusiness Uruguay offers attractive investment opportunities in several sectors, including dairy, meat, grains, oilseeds, fruit and wool. These industries are highly competitive and export-oriented,…

The British World and its role in the relationship between New Zealand and the South Cone of South America 1820 – 1914

This research article traces the little-known relationship between New Zealand and the Southern Cone countries of South America that existed between 1820 and the First World War. While New Zealanders were found throughout Latin America in many occupations, undoubtedly because of the established British presence, the links with the Southern Cone were particularly extensive. The basis of the relationship, which promised then to be ongoing, was the movement of ships, goods, people, animals, plants, know-how, technology…

Climate Changes starts to bite in the nut industries

The influence of climate and weather on human societies is already apparent to the world’s rural populations: inclement weather can result in failed harvests, higher food prices, unrest, and unrest leading to revolutions. Syria is a good example. The increasing effect of climate change should be a warning to all agricultural investors. This is doubly true for climate-sensitive tree crops, most notably almonds, considered the cannery in the coal mine. Almond trees: fragile flowers Almonds are the fragile flower…

How to buy a property in URUGUAY

How to buy a property in URUGUAY Buying a property in any country abroad can be a daunting thought. Especially with all the different rules and procedures each one has. We’ve set out here an easy step-by-step guide to the essentials when looking to buy in Uruguay. Firstly you will want to consider where to live or buy a property, as the location is critical. When looking at Uruguay, you must consider the location and weather carefully. Published annual rainfall can be misleading as although the annual…

War History: Admiral Graf von Spee’s WW1 sunken flagship found off Argentina’s coast

Marine Archeologist Mensun Bound was the leader of the mission which discovered the flagship of Admiral Graf von Spee’s squadron, was born in the Malvinas (Falkland Islands), and since a child, has been obsessed with the sea, its mysteries, myths and the great Battle of the Malvinas (Falkland Islands), a decisive naval action at the start of the Great War of 1914. In his words, he will tell us how the mighty Scharnhorst was finally discovered, “lawnmowing” the bottom of the sea, as well as the…

Changing Farmland Investing Options

We think farmland as an investment is something that, in 5-10 years, will be a must in any professionally managed diversified portfolio. We are excited to be at the forefront of reporting the rapid changes in this exciting new market, which is now opening more opportunities for smaller investors via syndicates and specialised agro funds. Those smaller investors ( USD 70,000 to USD 250,000 ) seeking exposure to tangible assets with strong cash yields and low volatility have found it nearly impossible to get…

Why Uruguay is proving so attractive to potential investors

Uruguay is a small country in South America that has been increasingly attracting the attention of foreign investors in recent years. With a stable political environment, a diversified economy, and a highly educated workforce, Uruguay is emerging as a promising destination for investors looking to diversify their portfolios and tap into new opportunities. This post will explore some main reasons why investors are attracted to Uruguay. One main factor that makes Uruguay an attractive destination for investors…

The Uruguayan Forestry Miracle

South America is highly diverse in ecosystems: rainforest, desert, mountain forest, dry forest, native pastures, wetlands, peatlands, grasslands, and mangroves create a melting pot of landscapes. Despite this diversity, the Amazon rainforest, which spreads across almost a third of the continent and occupies nine countries, tends to steal all the headlines. Last year, deforestation in Brazil increased by around 30%, the largest in a decade, while Argentina has lost 2.8 million hectares of native forests…

Current Forestry Options in Uruguay for the Astute Investor

Foreign investment in Uruguay’s forestry industry is growing, with excellent chances for small-scale and large-scale forestry projects. If you’re considering planting your forest or investing in an existing operation, Uruguay’s forestry sector is worth investigating. Plantation Forestry in Uruguay Investors looking to put money into forestry? Uruguay’s a great choice! Plantation forestry has been going strong for ages. Here’s the rundown of what it offers – pros and cons.…

The dirty secrets property syndicate managers don’t want you to know!

Property Syndicates have become popular worldwide, but they are not all equal. Each has a defined proposal and time frame (or should have). Here is an Australian analysis showing what to watch out for. I hope to enlighten potential investors about the tricks used by property syndicate managers to ‘window dress’ their performance. Some of these tricks can be backed out, and where possible, I have provided the math below. Before we begin, let’s define and recap the role of Index Funds ( REIT). Index Funds…

Argentine-owned Buquebus has under construction the largest 100% electric high-speed catamaran ferry in the world

Shipbuilders Incat Tasmania has begun constructing what they claim will be the world’s largest electric ferry boat. The 130-meter-long unit has been ordered by Buquebús, which offers passenger services between Buenos Aires and the Uruguayan ports of Colonia and Montevideo through the Río de la Plata. It was reported to have room for 2,100 travellers and 226 vehicles. Buquebus is owned by Argentine Juan Carlos López Mena Plans for the ninth Incat vessel to join the Buquebus fleet were originally announced…

Historical Export: Paraguay exports Stud sheep to Uruguay

The sheep sector closes the year with an unprecedented achievement for the country: the export of live stud sheep to the demanding Uruguayan market. The establishments involved in the shipment are Granja San Bernardino, Py’aguapyrenda Cabin and Genetic Centre, and La Mocha Cabin, which sent 27 specimens of the Santa Inés and Dorper breeds to the aforementioned destination. The animals were acquired by Federico Burgueño and Mauricio Nicoletti, leading sheep breeders in Uruguay. This is a historical and…

The importance of bioceanic corridors for Chile

More than simply routes, bioceanic corridors are an engine for regional development and the key to Latin American integration. Through its strategic location and openness to global trade, Chile is driving ambitious connectivity projects. Bioceanic corridors have become crucial for Latin America’s socioeconomic, tourism, and environmental development. Since the Asunción Declaration in 2015, which prioritised developing the corridor between Porto Murtinho in Brazil and ports in northern Chile, these projects…

Entering South America – 7 Essential Tips to make your life easier

Our top tips are based on our experience assisting hundreds of companies enter the Latin American Region and are directly relevant to many of the legal and operating issues that you are likely to encounter. Understanding the different issues will be the difference between a successful entry and one that is filled with stress and problems.   Tailor your Company’s constitutional documents

 A company’s articles of association set out the formalities relating to the composition of the board of directors…

UAE, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay agree to promote a bio-oceanic corridor to connect all four countries

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and leaders of Brazil and Paraguay, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Santiago Peña, witnessed the signing of a joint declaration for cooperation on the Bi-Oceanic Corridor. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Paraguay Friday agreed in Dubai on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Summit (COP28) to “seek opportunities” for the highway due to link the port of Santos in Brazil, with the Chilean ports of Arica and…
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