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Crossing the Copacabana: the wooing of Brazil after Lula

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In economic history, you can see how times change. Once upon a time, a century ago, and even 50 years ago, Argentina was one of the richest economies in the world, and Brazil one of the poorest. But on my recent trip to Brazil one of my hostess’s in Rio de Janeiro commented that “even her maid took her holidays in Buenos Aires because it was now so cheap!” I thought this was symbolic of the recent changes of fortunes for the two South American neighbours.

LATAM News - June 2011

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In this issue: Rio Tinto's engagement with Latin America; Ausenco lands contract in Peru; Further expansion at BHP Billiton's Escondida; Vale ramps up Australian strategy; Investment keeps coming for Mexico's auto sector; Brazil's farming resources; Peru's voters decide; Uruguay fights inflation; Chile's booming IPO market and upcoming ALABC events for your diary.

International Centre of Excellence to open in Chile

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CSIRO has been selected by the Chilean Government to develop the International Centre of Excellence in collaboration with the University of Chile and several leading Chilean and multinational industry partners.

Our selection is the result of several years of hard work from the Minerals Down Under Flagship team of Peter Lilly (former director), Tim McLennan, Warren Potma, Gail Fulton, Nigel Foster and their Chilean partners.

LATAM News - May 2011

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In this issue: Latin America a big winner from Austrade's new strategy; BHP Billiton approves Samarco expansion; Rudd and Amorim to star in Brisbane luncheon; The South-South equation; Origin Energy lands in Chile; Hofmann Engineering heading to the Americas; Feature #1: Will Latam economies overheat?; Opinion #2: Latam to be new source of FDI; Chile growth fastest in 15 years; Brazil looks to China, Fernandez poised to remain President and a number of upcoming ALABC events for your diary.

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