South America
Infrastructure

Argentina Labor Strike Shuts Key Port as Political Unrest Lingers

Rob HatchettJun 11, 2019

Labor unions in Argentina organized a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, May 29 that resulted in grounded flights, halted public transportation, limited hospitals to emergency care…

Infrastructure

Brazil Amps Up Logistics Plans

Alan BarrettJun 8, 2019

One could argue that China, India, and developing Asia (Asian Growth Center) would not have improved as much as they have without the natural resources…

Exports

South American Soybean Crop Ideas Rise as Harvest Advances

Rob HatchettMay 12, 2019

An earlier-than-normal start to Brazil’s soybean harvest this year has us nearly three months into South American’s 2018/19 collection season. As harvest has advanced southward…

Infrastructure

Key Brazilian Bridge Collapses

Alan BarrettApr 23, 2019

A portion of a bridge over the Moju River in the state of Para, Brazil collapsed in early April when it was hit by a…

Supply Chain

El Niño Footprint Surfacing in South America, May Drift North

Rob HatchettJan 27, 2019

Ongoing dryness in major soybean growing regions of Brazil have been a feature in global oilseed markets in recent months as traders continue to mull…

Buyers

U.S. Soybeans Find Unlikely Home in Argentina

Rob HatchettJan 17, 2019

The shortfall in soybean production in Argentina realized last spring, in addition to the changing dynamics in the world soybean trade in the last half…