A great time to own land in Latin America

This has been a painful year so far for Latin America’s farmers. From Colombia’s coffee heartlands to Argentina’s rolling pampas, farmers are being hit by falling prices. Sugar is down around 50% from its 2010 peak, while coffee has fallen by more than 50%. Cereals, which are also down 24%, look likely to take another… Continue reading A great time to own land in Latin America

How to profit from Latin America’s bubbling tech sector

When it comes to reading and writing about Latin America, it can be hard to avoid the clichés. In the same way that Ireland has cornered the market for friendly people with the gift of the gab, and France for food and romance, Latin America has nailed dancing, passion and football. Of course, like most… Continue reading How to profit from Latin America’s bubbling tech sector

Exploit the panic to buy Mexico on the cheap

Rioting protesters, a shrinking economy – it’s little wonder international investors are fleeing Mexico. It’s all a rude awakening for Enrique Peña Nieto, a golden boy of Mexican politics, who until now, had enjoyed a honeymoon start to his presidency. I’ve been bullish on Mexico since mid 2012, the market is up overall since then.… Continue reading Exploit the panic to buy Mexico on the cheap

Britain is rebuilding its Latin American trading empire

William Hague thinks Britain should be selling much more stuff to Latin America, so he’s made the region one of his top foreign policy priorities. Since coming to power in 2010, the coalition has opened new embassies and consulates in Paraguay, Brazil, Haiti and El Salvador. I’ve heard the Foreign Secretary explain the new policy… Continue reading Britain is rebuilding its Latin American trading empire