“Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America”

Marcelo Giugale, professor of international economics at Georgetown University and former senior World Bank official, predicted that “Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America.” Watch the video where the strengths of our country are highlighted. “Paraguay will be the next star country in Latin America,” said economist Marcelo Giugale, who highlighted Paraguay as the potential investment market for this year. It was during the “Oppenheimer presents” program on CNN. “When do investors…

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…

“Breaking News: Paraguay’s Exports Skyrocket by 24% Thanks to Thriving Agriculture Industry!”

“Paraguayan exports are spiking! As reported in Asunción, they’ve already reached an impressive US$ 15.8787 billion in just eleven months of 2023, marking a whopping 24% growth from the previous year. This jump is primarily thanks to the surge in shipments of soybeans, rice, and soybean meal, which make up 69.3% of all exports and have skyrocketed to US$ 11,001.6 million, a 19.1% increase since November 2022. But wait, there’s more! Re-exports have grossed an incredible US$ 3.9048 billion,…

The hard facts about Paraguay – FAQ for the new investor

PROFILE: Geography Area: 406,752 sq. km. (157,047 sq. mi.); about the size of California. Cities: Capital–Asuncion (pop. 518,945). Other cities–Ciudad del Este, Concepcion, Encarnacion, Pedro Juan Caballero, Coronel Oviedo. Terrain: East of the Paraguay River there are grassy plains, wooded hills, tropical forests; west of the Paraguay River (Chaco region) is low, flat, marshy plain. Climate: Temperate east of the Paraguay River, semiarid to the west.People  Nationality: Noun and adjective–Paraguayan(s).…

Ranking: The five cities with the most expensive real estate in Argentina

It is historical, the properties located in the city of Buenos Aires are the most expensive in the country. Without going any further, according to the latest Index from the Zonaprop portal, in November, the average price of an apartment was US$2,562/m². However, the purchase price of real estate in some cities in the interior of the country is not far behind either. Based on a private survey by Zonaprop, which LA NACION was able to access, in which the cities that have -at least- between 400 and 1,300 properties…

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…

Issues that should be addressed before considering the sale of a rural property to avoid an extended sale period

Consider carefully the following issues before putting a farm or piece of land on the market if you don’t want to experience delays, which can cause the property to become stale and develop a negative reputation. The owners must provide enough information for potential buyers upfront. When preparing to sell a farm, you should provide comprehensive information to a level that, if a buyer were to inspect it, is precisely as marketed. This is especially true when the farm or land sold has commercial value…

Thanks to new technology, they now harvest wheat in an unthinkable location, in Alto Chaco, in Paraguay

Just a few ays ago, the wheat harvest was completed on a test plot in the upper Paraguayan Chaco, in the Infante Rivarola area. It is a fact that was unthinkable only a few years ago, but that today is a prodigious reality achieved thanks to work, science and technology, as highlighted by the president of the Union of Production Guilds (UGP), Eng. Agr. Hector Cristaldo. The Paraguayan Chaco registers the full stage of agricultural expansion and in this process, the incorporation of winter crops with adaptation…

Cattle ranching in Paraguay: an investor’s perspective

Our aim here is to give potential investors an inside perspective on cattle ranching in Paraguay. In the next 50 years, a growing world population, rising affluence and urbanization will drive a significant demand and growth for livestock products. South America has long been a specialized beef sector, with 31% of global production, but there are still large undeveloped areas with cattle-raising potential. Most notably, the Chaco region in Paraguay offers opportunities for added value investment through transforming…

Agriculture in Paraguay is building on its core strengths

Paraguay excels in the production of food products. The government plans to reduce the impact of volatile prices on the agricultural sector through improved transport links, technology and increased processing capacities. Developing infrastructure projects nationwide will help diversify Paraguay’s economy and strengthen its core strength, agricultural production. While the country has a consensus regarding the need to diversify income streams, this consensus also extends to the belief that Paraguay needs…

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…

The Chaco Region in Paraguay received US$148 million of investment in the past five years (and in 2022, it exported US$900 million)

Chaco is experiencing an acceleration in the increase in investments, especially in recent years, and the execution of infrastructure works is one of the pillars on which the region’s growth will be based. How much capital has been injected into the region in the last five years, and what is needed to turn the Western part of Paraguay into a pole of industrial development? Numbers are the best way to measure the development of an activity or area. And official data shows that in the Chaco, a territory…

Looking to farm in Paraguay: Check out the different soil types first

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, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, providing expert advice on property acquisition and investment tours. The Gateway Team – When You are Serious About Property www.gatewaytosouthamerica.com About Gateway to South AmericaGateway to South America is an independent Brokerage and Advisory company committed to helping…

South American three-year drought partly driven by ‘triple-dip’ La Niña

Southern Brazil, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina are still experiencing a severe drought affecting soybean and maize production. Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, South America’s three major agricultural producers, are experiencing a prolonged drought and low water levels in their main rivers. This severely impacts harvests and river transport of important summer crops, with maize and soybeans the main casualties.  Although conditions may improve, the grain harvests of 2022 and 2023 could result in…

The Truth Behind the Drought in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile: Exploring the Role of Climate Change

Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile have grappled with severe drought conditions for the past few months. These countries have been experiencing the lowest levels of rainfall in 35 years, leading to crop failures and threatening food security, access to water, people’s health, and ecosystems. The big question is, what is causing these drought conditions? While some argue that climate change is to blame, others dispute this claim. In this blog post, we will explore the role of climate change in exacerbating…
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