17 Jun '11, 10pm

Latin American Climate, Energy and Environment News: Week of 6.11 - 6.17.2011

The plummeting approval ratings of President Piñera’s Administration due to HidroAysén’s approval received notice in international press, which was covered, in turn, by national media . (The Economist, 6/14/2011; La Segunda, 6/16/2011) The Human Rights Commission of the Chamber of Deputies announced that it will travel to Coyhaique to hear testimony against HidroAysén from groups and individuals in the capital city of the Patagonian region of Aysén who were unable to make the trip to Valparaíso, where Congress sits. (El Mercurio, 6/14/2011). Chile’s National Emergency Service sounded ‘preventative’ alerts for three volcanoes that are showing early signs of activity: Hudson Volcano, Melimoyu Volcano and Plachón Peteroa Volcano. All three could affect local communities if they erupt. The Puyehue Volcano erupted on June 4, forcing 3500 people to evacuate their towns. (La Gran...

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