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Montevideo, November 15th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

Tag: Patagonia

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:08 UTC

    Remains of ancient sloth unearthed by landslide in Mar del Plata

    Archaeologists from the Lorenzo Scaglia Municipal Museum of Natural Science in Mar del Plata at work.

    Local natural science museum handles yet a new finding of bones from the Chapadmalalense Age in the area.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 10:04 UTC

    Falklands under the cone of a partial solar eclipse on Thursday

    When the moon passes from the orbit between the sun and the earth, the moon’s shadow appears over the sun. This phenomenon is called the solar eclipse.

    Everyone admired the rare phenomenon of the supermoon recently. Pictures of the lunar eclipse flooded the social media platforms. But for astronomy enthusiasts, there is another celestial event happening this week. On the 15th of February, a partial solar eclipse is going to take place. However, the celestial event will be seen over parts of Antarctica, southern parts of the Atlantic ocean and South America's Patagonia, including the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, January 29th 2018 - 11:06 UTC

    “Rhubarb Day” celebrated at the Magallanes Expo in Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas residents celebrate with different produce made out of rhubarb

    Punta Arenas celebrated “Rhubarb Day” as part of the Magallanes Expo celebrations. Although not original from the extreme south of Chile, rhubarb has long grown and adapted in Magallanes region where it is much valued for its gastronomic and medicinal properties.

  • Saturday, October 7th 2017 - 19:43 UTC

    Patagonian king crab spawns and develops in lab conditions in Argentina

    King crab is a benthic crustacean distributed in cold waters of subantarctic origin along the South Atlantic from the Falklands and Tierra del Fuego, to south Brazil.

    Argentina's National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP), with the Benthic Crustacean Fishery Subprogram, successfully registered the transportation from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata of king crab females with eggs and their subsequent spawning in laboratory conditions.

  • Sunday, December 4th 2016 - 10:45 UTC

    Hudson volcano yellow alert in Patagonia: memories of the 1991 eruption

    The growing activity was recorded in monitoring stations next to the Hudson volcano in Aysen and connected to the South Andes Volcanic Observatory

    The Patagonia territories of Chile and Argentina, Aysen region and Santa Cruz province are under yellow alert since Saturday evening given the growing seismic activity of the Hudson volcano. The alert is specifically referred to the towns of Los Antiguos and Perino Moreno, Argentina and the Chilean communes of Aysen, General Carrera, Rio Ibañez and Chile Chico in the Aysen Region.

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