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Montevideo, January 18th 2019 - 05:41 UTC

Tag: Patagonia

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2019 - 09:35 UTC

    Cruise vessels allowed to operate along the Chilean coast smaller ports

    Punta Arenas is expecting some 90.000 visitors this 2018/19 cruise season

    Chilean cruise operators and travel agencies have praised a bill approved by Congress, the Coastal traffic law, which allows cruise vessels with a 400 passenger capacity or more, and even smaller if there are no Chilean similar vessels, to sail along the country's ports.

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  • Wednesday, January 16th 2019 - 09:31 UTC

    Hanta virus outbreak in a Patagonia Chubut province town

    In Epuyen where an epidemiologic contingency has been declared, ten people have died and some 85 residents out of a total population of 3.000 are in quarantine

    Argentina's northern province of Jujuy has reported a first case of a patient suffering of the hanta virus contagion. The report is considered very serious since in the Patagonian province of Chubut there have been several deaths and some 85 residents of a town are in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus contagion.

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  • Tuesday, January 15th 2019 - 09:23 UTC

    Macri praises Chinese investment in hydropower projects in Patagonia

    “The truth is that this project is going to mark a turning point for Patagonia, for Argentina ... it is going to generate energy for 1.5 million homes” Macri said

    Argentina's president Mauricio Macri on Monday said the joint Argentina-China hydropower megaproject is “highly important” and “emblematic” in terms of renewable energy and economic development. Macri made the remarks during his first official visit to the construction site of the project, where two hydroelectric dams, Condor Cliff and La Barrancosa, are being erected along the Santa Cruz River in Patagonia to boost national energy output.

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  • Saturday, December 22nd 2018 - 09:24 UTC

    Mapuche rebel Jones-Huala gets 9 years in Chilean prison

    Jones-Huala has already served 1178 days of his sentence.

    Argentine Mapuche leader Facundo Jones Huala was sentenced Friday to nine years and one day in jail by a Chilean court in Valdivia. Jones-Huala received a six-year sentence for arson plus three years and one day for illegal possession of a firearm in the context of the 2013 attack at the Pisu Pisué farm in Río Bueno.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Patagonia indigenous peoples suing oil majors for “environmental contamination”

    The Mapuche are suing American giant Exxon, French company Total and the Argentina-based Pan American Energy, which is part owned by BP

    A major group of indigenous people living in Argentine Patagonia are taking some of the world's biggest oil and gas multinationals to court for “environmental contamination,” Greenpeace said this week. The Mapuche are suing American giant Exxon, French company Total and the Argentina-based Pan American Energy, which is part-owned by BP.

  • Tuesday, October 30th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Andean condors found dead of agrochemichal poisoning in Patagonia

    Condors of the vultur gryphus species died of pesticide poisoning.

    Wildlife and environmental organisations Monday denounced the deaths of 23 Andean condors in Argentine Patagonia due to the use of prohibited agrochemicals. Thirteen of the birds were found in Neuquén and the other ten in Santa Cruz.

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    Argentina attracting more tourists while less Argentines travelling overseas

    Winter resort Bariloche in Patagonia received the highest percentage of incoming tourists, given the launching of direct flights from Brazil

    The number of incoming tourists to Argentina is increasing month after month since the drastic devaluation of the local currency, while outgoing tourism has dropped significantly. According to the latest release from the country's stats office, Indec, 224.000 tourists arrived in Argentina during August, 7.4% more than a year ago, while residents travelling overseas dropped 11.9%, to 335.300.

  • Friday, August 24th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Corruption scandal: Police searched homes of ex Argentine president Cristina Fernandez

    Police officers entered CFK's residence in the exclusive Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires as police vans and fire trucks surrounded the building

    Police accompanied by sniffer dogs searched the homes of Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner on Thursday as the investigation intensified into the so-called “notebooks” corruption scandal that has rocked the country.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Argentina set to expand fresh beef exports to Japan and China

    Minister Etchevehere said Argentina prides itself on the quality of its beef, and aims to carve out a significant portion of the Japanese market.

    Argentina is set to expand fresh beef exports to Asia, with Japan and China having already approved import deals, the country's agriculture minister said. Luis Miguel Etchevehere in Tokyo said that Argentina has signed a deal with the Japanese government under which Tokyo will authorize imports of fresh beef from Argentina by late July. His country has also inked a beef export agreement with Beijing.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 10:38 UTC

    “Gauchos in Malvinas”, part of Falklands' history is a collection of watercolors

    Marcelo Beccaceci, an expert in gaucho culture in Patagonia, is the author of the book and who collected the watercolors.

    “Gauchos in Malvinas” is the title of the book launched at the recent Buenos Aires Book show which is mainly a collection of water colors by William Dale, painted in 1852 when he spent time in the Falkland Islands. He was the son of John Pownall Dale, at the time General Manager of the Falkland Islands Company, and his paintings are considered a unique and only testimony of the gauchos in the Falklands.