The Argentine Patagonian provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén have new governors-elect after Sunday's elections. Opposition candidate Rolando Figueroa brought Movimiento Popular Neuquino's rule to an end after four decades and former Río Negro Governor Alberto Weretilneck was elected back into office. Figueroa and Weretilneck currently hold seats on the federal Lower and Upper Houses respectively.
Around 60 people have been evacuated from their homes in the town of El Hoyo in the Argentine province of Chubut while 135 firefighters were deployed together with three hydrant planes and a helicopter to face the flames having gripped the Currumahuida hill since Sunday afternoon, it was reported.
A strong reaction from the Argentine squid industry following news published in Buenos Aires media indicated some Patagonian port were considering, and could be prepared to service the Chinese jigger fleet operating in mile 201 of the Argentine EEZ.
Experts have determined that the cause of the recent death of 30 whales in the Valdés Peninsula, in the Argentine province of Chubut, was a harmful algal bloom also referred to as “red tide.” The findings of the dead mammals took place between late September and early October.
The Mapuche rebel group Lof Lafken Winkul Mapu Tuesday released a new video urging members of the native community to carry out more actions to protect the rewe (space) the native community holds sacred.
Inflation across in Tierra del Fuego, Argentine Patagonia reached 6,1% during the month of September, 66,2% so far this year, and did not include modifications in basic services rates, but nevertheless was considered a great success in Buenos Aires because it was down from 7%, the previous month.
A watchman at a Villa la Angostura road construction site was held at gunpoint early Friday by hooded assailants as they set fire to heavy machinery and left a note demanding the release of Mapuche political prisoners including the women arrested in the eviction of Villa Mascardi.
Patagonia garments, a family owned company started half a century ago, has decided that instead of going public it will be “going purpose”, this means dedicating all profits from the company to projects and organizations that will protect wild land and biodiversity and fight the climate crisis.
Flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas announced it would soon start operating flights from Trelew to Ushuaia and later to Calafate. These two airports will also have direct services to Córdoba and Calafate will be linked to Bariloche before the end of 2022.
The prestigious Current Biology journal Thursday carried a report on findings by Scientists in Argentina regarding a new giant carnivorous dinosaur found in the country, which has been named “Meraxes.”