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GTSA Group Profile for South America

Gateway to South America is one of Southern Cone’s most experienced specialised real estate marketing companies with representation in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. We offer a comprehensive selection of rural, lifestyle and residential properties throughout the region. Few real estate companies can match our breadth of experience and level of service in these areas of real estate. Fewer still offer the same levels of specialist knowledge and total commitment to achieving the best possible…

What are the Best Places to Buy in South America?

Are you looking for a property to buy in South America? Do you have an idea of where to buy and how to approach the location of your dreams? If not, after reading this article, you can decide the best place to buy in South America. South American real estate is an emerging industry that real estate investors would not ignore after reading about it. You have always heard about real estate investments in North America. In this article, I will show the places you buy in South America. I will also tell you why…

English in Latin America Improves During Pandemic

Levels of English in Latin America improved during the pandemic, with more than 70% of countries from the region seeing proficiency grow during 2020, according to a new study. The news will be of particular interest to investors and companies looking to enter the region, with higher levels of English in Latin America making it a more enticing destination for doing business. Among the strongest performers was Bolivia, which leapt into second place in the region, according to the 2021 edition of the English…

Paraguay’s soy boom: a blessing or a curse?

Paraguay’s is not often highlighted for its economic achievements. Yet after 20 years of stagnation at the end of the 20th century, the landlocked country has enjoyed almost a decade of economic growth, still one of  the fastest in Latin America. Driving this impressive expansion is a thriving agricultural sector, and its principal product: soybean. Taking advantage of recent rises international prices, spurred by demand from China and the purchase from EU countries to produce biodiesel, Paraguay is now…

Australian Farming Experts recommend South America

FARMERS may turn to buying property across the globe as climate changes effects bite hard, a Geelong agriculture forum heard yesterday. The agricultural college’s carbon discussion heard the views of some of the country’s peak climate change and agriculture experts. The forum heard dire outlooks for Australia’s pastoral land, described as “the worst paddock” on the global farm. Modest estimations suggested sea levels rising a meter plus by the century’s end. Worst case scenarios…

Cargill Grain is a huge company

Cargill is the largest privately owned company in the United States. “Privately owned” means its shares of stock aren’t traded on any stock exchange and the company therefore doesn’t have to report on most of its operations. Thus, we are now unable to watch the effect of the recent expropriation of some of Cargill’s assets in Venezuela on the price of its unlisted stock. Were Cargill a publicly-held company in the USA, it would rank in the top 20 companies in the Fortune…

URUGUAY and CHILE least corrupt countries in Latam region

Uruguay retains the lowest level of public sector corruption in Latin America, shortly followed by Chile. The Transparency International (TI) published a report last week. In its annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) which is based on expert evaluation of public section corruption, the NGO ranked Uruguay 19th out of the 177 countries assessed, whilst Chile followed closely at 22nd. “ URUGUAY and CHILE  score higher than other countries in the region. In general what we see is that countries that score…

Buenos Aires ranks best Latin American city for students

Buenos Aires ranks best Latin American city for students Buenos Aires has come out on top for the best South American city to study in. For those who are students, it is now the most recommended city, for the second year running. Paris comes out in top being the best place and next in London in front of Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Zurich according to the annual ranking set out by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd). In the top ten include Hong Kong, Boston, Montreal and Munich. Buenos Aires comes 33rd in all.…

New railway to be built as Peru and Brazil come together to increase tourism

Brazil and Peru have decided to come together in order to increase tourism in the area. The presidents of each country met and Dimla Rousseff (Brazilian President) and Ollanta Humala (Peruvian President) have come to an agreement to work together and create a working group in order to study the possibility of building a railway linking the neighbouring countries. They both feel that an increase and an improvement in Internet connectivity will augment tourism as a result of greater accessibility. Peru’s official…

Proposed Latin America’s billionaires income transparency

An article written by economist Nora Lustig, wonders how can we judge the impact of any proposed tax reform without information on the income share of Latin America’s super-rich. The article, included in the latest issue of “Americas Quarterly”, published by the American Council of the Americas holds the previously exposed. What is the income share of the region’s super-rich? It may be hard to believe, but this question can be answered only for Canada and the United States. Thanks to the…

Global hotelliers eye Latin America for unprecedent growth

The sky’s the limit for the hotel industry in Latin America, but that doesn’t mean hoteliers in the region can coast, according to panellists speaking during the Hotel Opportunities Latin America conference. Using the “View from the Top” panel as their pulpit, hotel leaders told attendees they have a lot of optimism for Latin America’s continued growth and are looking to expand their holdings throughout the region. Moderator Clay Dickinson of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels said the region’s economy is…

Uruguay, an attractive and safe country for investors

Uruguay, a country with a long term strategy which is based on an open economy to the world”, said Astori who is visiting the International Real Estate conference (SIMA) in Madrid, in which Uruguay this year is a special guest. The four day event which has 150 stands and almost 400 promotion desks offers real estate opportunities in such distant places as Uruguay, Florida in the US, Dominican Republic and Russia. “Uruguay has all the conditions that make an ideal country to invest, not only its proved and…

Asian investment boom seen in Latin America

Selling soybeans, iron and copper ore and other commodities to Asian countries has transformed Latin America over the past decade, stabilizing economies despite worldwide crises and lifting tens of millions of people into the middle class. Now, say officials from both Asia and Latin America, a second gold rush is under way. by The Associated Press Asian investors flush with hundreds of billions of dollars in cash now see Latin America as a top business opportunity, and they’re flooding into manufacturing,…

Grupo Los Grobo says Brazil IPO will have to wait

Argentina’s leading agricultural conglomerate, Grupo Los Grobo, is keeping its planned initial public offering on stand-by as market conditions are not yet suitable. Los Grobo President Gustavo Grobocopatel said in an interview in the coastal city of Cartagena, where he is attending a hemispheric summit, that the company’s IPO plans on Sao Paulo’s BM&F Bovespa stock exchange remain on hold. “It’s not just a problem of market performance,” he said. “We are looking…

Brazil to lead world in biotech crops

Brazil is on course to dislodge the United States as the world’s top producer of biotech crops in the coming years, a leading promoter of farm biotechnology said Tuesday. The US currently holds the lead with 69 million hectares (170 million acres) under biocrop cultivation in 2011, ahead of Brazil with 30.3 million, Argentina with 23.7 million and India with 10.6 million, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) said. But USAAA, a government-funded international body…
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