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Tag: Patagonia

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Bullrich warns rebel governors with reprisals

    Macri should express his stance regarding Torres' threat, Bullrich insisted

    Argentina's Security Patricia Bullrich strongly cautioned all provincial governors who announced measures in reprisal for the federal government's decision to cut funding to provincial administrations already in debt with the national coffers. “All the resources of the State will go against those who want to rebel,” Bullrich stressed.

  • Monday, February 26th 2024 - 11:44 UTC

    Patagonian governors threaten to cut oil and gas output

    Governors Torres (Chubut), Melella (Tierra del Fuego), Ziliotto (La Pampa), Vidal (Santa Cruz), Figueroa (Neuquén), and Weretilneck (Río Negro) convened to join forces against Buenos Aires

    The Governors of Argentina's Patagonian provinces said Sunday that they would cut oil and gas output starting Wednesday if Chubut's funds are not wired by then from the federal administration of President Javier Milei. The announcement was made after Governors Ignacio Torres (Chubut), Gustavo Melella (Tierra del Fuego), Sergio Ziliotto (La Pampa), Claudio Vidal (Santa Cruz), Rolando Figueroa (Neuquén), and Alberto Weretilneck (Río Negro) convened to join forces.

  • Tuesday, February 20th 2024 - 15:19 UTC

    Argentina: Fires in Patagonian National Parks close to being controlled

    However, “there is still a risk that the outbreaks could be reactivated,” the National Parks Administration said in a statement

    Firefighters in the Argentine National Parks of Los Alerces and Nahuel Huapi were closer Monday to “controlling” and “containing” part of the catastrophe. In Los Alerces, there were still active outbreaks in addition to some 8,000 hectares of native forest burned down, it was reported.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2024 - 10:39 UTC

    Where in South America offers the best fishing experience?

    Photo: William McAllister/Pexels

    The size and diversity of South America make it an ideal fishing destination, but where exactly should you go to experience this hobby to the fullest? By looking at a few of the top fishing spots on the continent, we can see why these places are so popular with tourists from all over the planet.

  • Friday, January 12th 2024 - 11:11 UTC

    Argentina: Patagonian League relaunched to protect local interests from national gov't

    The Patagonian Governors seek to have a say on issues that have a direct impact on regional economies

    Despite stemming from different political forces, the governors of Argentina's Patagonian provinces Thursday issued a joint statement condemning President Javier Milei's bold approach to the country's economic crisis, particularly his most-encompassing emergency decree (DNU) and the so-called Omnibus Law bill currently in Congress.

  • Wednesday, November 15th 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Death of Argentine soldier in barracks ruled murder

    The judicial authorities have been anything but expedite in declaring the soldier's death a crime

    The death of an Argentine soldier in Zapala, in the Patagonian province of Neuquén, has been ruled a homicide and will be investigated as such, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 11:19 UTC

    NYC court US$ 300 million bond for British tycoon and Patagonian landowner

    British billionaire Joe Lewis as he awaits trial on insider trading charges. Mr Lewis, 86, pleaded not guilty and was granted US$ 300m (£230m) bail.

    A New York City court has imposed sweeping restrictions on British billionaire Joe Lewis as he awaits trial on insider trading charges. Mr Lewis, 86, pleaded not guilty and was granted US$ 300m (£230m) bail.

  • Monday, April 17th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Argentine Patagonian provinces elect new governors

    Weretilneck had become governor of Río Negro in 2012 after Carlos Soria's assassination

    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.

  • Monday, January 16th 2023 - 19:47 UTC

    Residents evacuated, lake navigation restricted due to fire in Chubut

    El Hoyo Mayor Pol Huisman decreed a fire emergency.

    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.

  • Monday, December 19th 2022 - 10:30 UTC

    Strong reaction from Argentine squid industry against some Patagonia ports willing to service Chinese fleet

    Concern was made public in a letter to Carlos Liberman, Fisheries Under Secretary requesting “any such future alternative in that direction be rejected”

    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.

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