Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Protect Our Winters Expands Into Argentina

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 Posted in business, lifestyle, politics, sports, travel, weather | 8 Comments »

Written by Shanie For pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, his mission of helping Mother Nature began on the slopes outside of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Returning to his favorite place to ride sweet powder, he found it void of snow. Rock and grass ...

Greenpeace Calling out President Cristina

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Posted in politics | No Comments »

Written by Jamie In yesterday's Washington Post, Greenpeace placed an ad asking President/Queen Fernandez de Kirchner to rethink constructing a coal power plant in southern Patagonia. The paid announcement is nice play on Evita's, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina". We have reached a ...

Interview with Pro Snowboarder Jeremy Jones

Friday, December 11th, 2009 Posted in business, lifestyle, politics, resources, sports, travel, weather | No Comments »

Written by Shanie As I wrote about before, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones is not only one of the best snowboarders in the world, the creator of a much-needed non-profit, Protect Our Winters (POW), that supports the environment, and the designer of ...

Bariloche Wal-Mart Referendum Passes

Monday, August 31st, 2009 Posted in business, politics | 5 Comments »

Written by Jamie For better or worse, yesterday's vote to allow or deny Wal-Mart from opening a store in Bariloche was a landslide yes for the corporation to break ground. According to Bariloche2000, 85% voted in favor of allowing the store. It ...

UNASUR Summit Confirmed

Friday, August 14th, 2009 Posted in politics | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie As we posted earlier this week, a presidential summit was proposed. The meeting has been confirmed and will be held at the Hotel Llao Llao on August 28th. This historic event will include 12 leaders of Latin America countries. The ...

President Cristina Proposes Latin America Summit in Bariloche

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Posted in politics | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie As being reported in the Buenos Aires Herald, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has proposed a Union of South America Nations (UNASUR) meeting in Bariloche on August 27th and 28th. The reason for the UNASUR president's summit is to discuss ...

Starting in Lake Tahoe, CA; Positively Affecting Everywhere

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 Posted in business, politics, resources, sports, weather | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie This post doesn't necessarily deal with Patagonia on the surface, but it does stand for something that positively affects everywhere on the planet. I recently had an article I wrote published in Nth Word Magazine about pro snowboarder Jeremy ...

NPR Program on Global Crisis and Latin America

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 Posted in business, politics | No Comments »

Written by Jamie Yesterday National Public Radio (NPR) had a very interesting program on the current global crisis and it's affects on Latin America. The show is called "On Point" can be found here. There is a lot of discussion about the economy, security ...

Interesting Article Comparing Current USA to Old Argentina

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 Posted in politics | 8 Comments »

Written by Jamie I came across this very intresting article in the Washington Times. It compares what is currently happening in the United States with the economic stimulus package to the Peronist era on the 1940's in Argentina. Titled the Peron Pattern, ...

Save Argentina’s Forests

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 Posted in flora, politics | No Comments »

Written by Shanie The old growth forests of Argentina need our help. A year ago, in conjunction with Greenpeace Argentina and 1.5 million people, there was a major movement to help stop the clear cutting of one of the nation's beautiful natural ...