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Soybeans becomes Uruguay’s main export item, estimated at 1.1bn in 2012

Monday, May 7th 2012 - 04:59 UTC
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Soybeans are set to establish several records this year in Uruguay: exports will be above one billion dollars; for the first time the oilseed will be the leading export item of the country displacing beef and prospects for the next season are that over a million hectares will be planted. Read full article

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  • LEPRecon

    Good on you Uruguay, may your country continue to prosper.

    Oh, I just thought of something, the Spanish have a gap in their market right now than you can fill, and push those profitts up even further.

    Apparently the Spanish were badly let down by a former customer of theirs, who turned out to be liars and thieves. What was there name again?

    Oh yes, that's right Argentina.

    May 07th, 2012 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    We heard about that, but we have no oil for the spaniards to steal, so they're not interested... It's ok though, we're selling meat to China!!! Imagine that, Uruguay selling meat to China :) :) :)

    May 07th, 2012 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Fascist

    Argentina is a product of colonialism, conquered by the sword, most of the natives killed and infected by disease, their land taken from them and worked by imported African slaves, oversean by imported European colonials. The African's who made up 50% of the population would themselves completely disapear from Argentina between 1850-1900 in what could have been a chilling fore runner to the disareances of the Dirty War in the 1970's when an estimated 30,000 Argentines were raped, tortured and murdered, many more were held illegally in detention camps and tortured. The true figure for the dead could be as high as 100,000, no one knows because there is little official documentation and most bodies were dumped in the sea.

    Argentina took land from its neighbours in numberous wars , civil wars and land grabs - Paraguay, Uraguay, Chile. Today Argentina despite the changed political landscape is still a nation characterised by uber nationalism. The claim to the Falklands was surendered in 1850 but reserected in 1941 by a fascist junta, which inc Peron, they thought their friends the Nazi were going to win the war, the Falklands looked easy picking.

    In 1982 Argentina was under the latest succession of a series of fascism military junta's. Their hold on power was looking precarious, in deperation they sort a war, Chile looked like a good victim, they already claimed lots of land and were ignoring the international tribunals that had ruled in Chile's favor. But then they changed their mind and invaded the Falklands. Today the war is romanticized by a nation ruled by a kind of cross between a Neo-Nazi uber nationalist and a Charvesta Revolutionary uber Marxist. The only thing missing is the land reform. Maybe that's for later? But as few natives remain, maybe they'll just ignore their rights... God knows they always have. An entire culture replaced by a European one. Entire languages destroyed.

    Timmerman should take time to read about his country's history.

    May 08th, 2012 - 02:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2012/05/08/argentina-cordially-irritating/#axzz1uJLR5O2l

    Brazil fast running out of patience with RG Land. Hardly surprising.

    May 08th, 2012 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • UruguayBR

    Th sad thing is that Uruguay's infastructure may not be able to move this record amount of soybeans. It also goes to show all these countries are now dependant on China since they're the ones creating all the demand for soy products.

    http://uruguaybr.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/historic_harvest/

    May 11th, 2012 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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