LATAM Airlines Re-Starts Direct Flights from Sydney to Santiago

LATAM Airlines is delighted to announce the reintroduction of direct flights from Sydney to Santiago four times weekly, commencing on 28 October 2024. This milestone significantly enhances connectivity, offering travellers daily direct routes between Australia and Latin America. LATAM’s commitment to reconnecting continents is evident in its expansion of services. In September 2023, LATAM Airlines restarted Melbourne – Santiago direct flights thrice weekly. With the addition of the four weekly direct…

2023 Survey says Uruguay offers favourable conditions for investors

Uruguay brought in 3 billion 675 million dollars in foreign direct investment in 2023, according to a report from the XX Uruguay Institute, which recorded a positive situation among foreign companies in the country. Last year there were 47 investment announcements, of which 33 were new and 14 were mergers and acquisitions, according to the report. In addition, 706 initiatives were received within the context of the Investment Law Enforcement Commission, for an amount of 1 billion 194 million dollars. Also according…

11 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 challenging market. Your ability to buy the best properties that tick all your boxes comes down to your relationships 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. Ask to be on their mailing list if you are not already. Tip 2: Buy when you can afford to…

What are the restrictions on buying farmland in Uruguay?

1: Current Real Estate Ownership Restrictions in Uruguay Can foreigners own and occupy real estate in Uruguay, including shares in property-owning companies? Are there any restrictions? By Uruguayan law, any individual or legal entity may own real estate regardless of nationality or place of incorporation. However, specific regulations for agricultural land and rural exploitations require owners to be individuals or Uruguayan corporations with registered shares owned by individuals. Authorization from the Executive…

Selling or buying properties in remote locations

Sellers face many of the same challenges as buyers do. Still, given current market conditions in many South American markets where we operate, we are finding the market is slow for remote properties. They are often owned as second or third investments outside their home location and are only visited once or twice a year. Each Seller’s motivation clearly varies. However, there is a broad spectrum of Sellers, from those content with fair market value and others who really don’t care what fair market value…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Our View of the Latin American Real Estate Market in 2023/4

An improvement is expected in 2023 in the real estate indicators for the region, mainly the offices. Hybrid and plug and -play will continue to be the trend. There will also be an increase in stability and availability of rental properties, as well as a positive absorption. In the case of industry, there will be a continuation of healthy inertia along with an optimistic projection. According to the 2023 Outlook of the real estate markets, compiled by Newmark Latin America. This analysis highlights that Argentina,…

Uruguay ranked among the best countries for investing

According to one of the world’s leading financial magazines, Uruguay remains “a haven of stability in a volatile region.” The report featured experts’ opinions in a regular survey, who were asked to evaluate 174 countries quarterly. The British magazine Euromoney delivered a report “providing a useful measure of relative risk for investors around the world,” according to which “Uruguay is the 18th safest country on the planet” and “the safest country” in Latin America to…

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We offer South American real estate investment opportunities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We know buying South American Real Estate has specific rules for foreign citizens, rules we are familiar with and have worked with extensively. This is why we have created a programme to guide international buyers through purchasing real estate in South America, from finding properties for sale to helping clients comply with the required paperwork and legal procedures. South American News And…

Uruguay: a small country with great potential in South America

Latin America is globally known for its multiculturality and complex history, amongst other things. The 20 countries that constitute Latin America have many similar traits, but one country in specific stands out from the rest due to its unique characteristics: Uruguay.  Uruguay is a nation with few inhabitants, a small territory and a scarcity of mineral resources. However, the country has managed to progress steadily into one of the most stable countries in the area, ranking third in the Human Development…

GTSA Property Site uses the highest-ranked client communication system in the industry

Campaign Monitor ranked the best Email Marketing software. Software Review’s 2023 Email Marketing Data Quadrant report shows how Campaign Monitor excelled compared to Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Hubspot, and Klayvio. Our sponsoring property site Gateway to South America has used this software for over five years, mainly communicating with our clients interested in buying property in South America in English and Spanish but with some marketing in Portuguese. Having marketed in the South American marketplace…
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