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The Pascua Lama gold mine in the Chilean Andes may not be built. Last week, a Chilean court finally confirmed the discontinuation of the controversial project by the Canadian mining company Barrick Gold. In addition, the company has to pay a fine of 7.6 million euros for the development work that has already started. Barrick announced that the verdict was accepted but did not want to give up the open pit project.

Pascua Lama is located in the border region of Chile and Argentina at an altitude between 4000 and 5000 meters. The gold deposits are located in an ecologically sensitive area and glaciers. 80 percent of the mine area is located in the Atacama region of Chile and 20 percent in the Argentine western province of San Juan. According to the mining company, 17.8 million ounces of gold are to be stored here – it would be one of the largest as yet unexploited deposits in the world. Barrick wanted to invest billions of dollars in the development and began building the infrastructure in 2009.

A long legal tug-of-war followed. In 2013 the Supreme Court upheld a temporary construction freeze imposed by the environmental agency. This decreed permanent termination in 2018. The agency had found the mining company to have over 30 violations of environmental regulations, including damage to the glaciers and the discharge of acidic sewage into a nearby river. Barrick appealed against this. This has now been finally rejected: “The extent of the risk of damage to people’s health makes it necessary to discontinue the Pascua Lama project, since other alternatives for safe operation for the environment and the health of the population do not appear to be feasible,” the judges explained to her Judgment.

The current decision was received with great joy and relief in the local communities. “20 years had to pass, three generations were affected, irreparable damage has occurred,” says a statement by the “Assembly for the Water of the Guasco Alto”. “Our great joy comes from the fact that we have succeeded in saving our territory from certain death that the Pascua Lama project would have meant.”

For Lucio Cuenca from the Latin American Observatory for Environmental Conflicts (Olca), the judgment is “historic and the most important decision of the new environmental legislation to date”. It is undoubtedly thanks to the tireless struggle of the local communities and will certainly stop other mining companies with similar projects, said the expert from the Chilean non-governmental organization. Nevertheless, his euphoria is limited: “The damage to glaciers, wetlands and the entire ecosystem is irreparable,” said Cuenca. The fine with which the renovation is to be financed does not change anything.

The mining industry is still Chile’s most important source of foreign currency. The main export product is copper; the narrow country along the Andes is the world’s largest producer of the metal, which is in great demand. But even Chile’s mining minister Baldo Prokurica showed that the industry had to adapt to environmental standards. “The companies that do not comply with these will no longer be able to carry out their projects,” said the minister after the verdict was announced.

The reaction in Argentina was completely different. For the local mining state secretary Alberto Hensel, the company has two options after the judgment: Barrick Gold could work out a “reformulation of the project with a new environmental impact statement” because the Chilean courts did not question the concession for the open pit mine per se. Or the Canadian company is concentrating entirely on the Argentine part of the mine, even if the exploitation is considered to be far less lucrative, according to Hensel.

Barrick immediately took up the template from Argentina. “Pascua Lama remains an important project,” explained the responsible manager Marcelo Álvarez. The company will now »thoroughly review the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects and work on a different approach to the approval and development process«. Every new project development should “comply with the applicable laws in Chile and Argentina,” Álvarez said.


Technology: Samsung | QLED 8K | Q950TS | Q800TA | Smart | TV | TV | Price

Samsung launched its new line of televisions 2020 in our country and part of the region, among which is the QLED 8K, which was shown at the beginning of the year, in addition to 5 models divided into Crystal and Smart TV. What are their characteristics? Here we tell you.

In relation to QLED 8K 2020 will have models Q950TS and Q800TA, available in 85 ″ and 75 ″ and 65 ″ respectively. These offer around 33 million pixels when playing a video, movie, series, etc. In addition, they have a Quantum Processor and Artificial Intelligence, processing to improve the quality of the image.

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Also, the South Korean company mentions that the Q950TS model has 6 speakers that detect movement on the screen to reproduce the sound in the exact place where the action occurs. Similarly, by detecting the sounds of the environment where the TV is located to automatically adjust and optimize the volume of the dialogues in real time so that you do not miss any detail.

For their part, televisions Crystal of Samsung they arrive in their models TU8500, TU8200, TU8000 and TU7000, from 43 to 85 inches. These offer an image UHD 4K.

Its Dynamic Crystal screen, made up of microcrystals of green and red tones, offer up to 64% more color than a conventional television, even the backlight is improved to control the color temperature and give the precise tone to the image.

In addition, the Samsung CrystalLike the QLED 8K, it offers the Ambient Mode function, in order to project a frame or your favorite image without you realizing that it is a television.

On the other hand, renewed Smart TVs also arrive. For example, elements such as Multi View are added, which will allow you to replicate the content of your cell phone in a space on the screen of the; the Tap view, to reflect the content of your cell phone with just a soft touch on the edge of the screen; Remote Access, giving you the option to open and edit files on your computer remotely; and Bixby, the artificial intelligence assistant with which you can interact and ask questions according to what you want.


  • SCREEN: 65-inch 8K QLED with 10-bit VA LCD panel
  • DIMENSIONS: 1.433,1 x 881,1 x 261,9 mm
  • WEIGHT: 32,1 kg
  • ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
  • RESOLUTION: 7.680 x 4.320
  • HDR: HDR10 +, HDR10 and HLG
  • IMAGE PROCESSOR: Quantum Processor 8K
  • COLOR SYSTEM: 100% of the DCI-P3 color space
  • CONNECTIVITY: 1 x HDMI 2.1, 3 x HDMI 2.0, 3 x USB, 1 x CI, 1 x antena, 1 x cable, 2 x satélite, 1 x salida audio óptica y 1 x Ethernet
  • WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY: WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 4.2
  • AUDIO CODECS: Dolby Digital Plus y Dolby 5.1


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Arid landscape with horses (Junge Welt newspaper)

And if they haven’t died – dry landscape in Chile

The loyal fan base of the writer Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003), author of the legendary novel »2666« (2004, 2009), is divided on what to think of the abundance of books conjured up from the estate. If the penultimate discovery “Monsieur Pain” (2019) left me indignant, the “cowboy graves” were great refreshment for me in my sad everyday reading without the master. Do not ask me whether he wrote the texts or whether the administrator of the estate has a text program that spits out “bolanesque” works of magic … I thought the three stories were great and after reading them I danced around the book for hours.

“’You quit, but what do you want to do instead?’ Asked my father. “The revolution,” I said. ›What revolution then?‹ «In 1973, 20-year-old Arturo Belano set off from Mexico to Chile to support the Allende revolution. After the coup, however, the Fascist Pinochet’s soldiers hunted down all progressive forces there.

The joys of youth and the romantic whimsy of pure lyric poetry enchants in the loose narrative, which, despite all the surreal happiness, has the flaw of the fragmentary. But let’s not be more papal than the Pope! In the stories, Bolaño switches confidently through space and time. We meet protagonists of later works, the stories are rich in allusions, but never lurch into the banal absurd like in “Monsieur Pain”.

Of course, there are various forgotten poets, including the motif of the aviator poising with a fighter plane.

Coll, cooler, coolest – at least when choosing a cover, Hanser shows more flair than Fischer. Both publishers share the remnants of Bolaño’s work, but Hanser clearly has the better graphic artists at work. Where fishermen spill color, Hanser shows a dry landscape with horses.

Roberto Bolaño saw his entire work as a love letter to his “lost” generation of Latin American intellectuals, in “Cowboy Graves” he torpedoed us not only back to 1973, when a US-backed fascist trampled the specter of freedom under the tip of his boot.


the evicted old woman ends up on the street

A woman elderly, 88, forced to sit on a sidewalk, next to a trolley with her clothes and personal effects and heated only by a blanket. A photo that has made the rounds of social media and has sparked a long wave of indignation, the one that comes from Linares, in Chile. The story behind that shot, on the other hand, aroused anger and emotion in everyone, crossing national borders.

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The woman had just been evicted from who should have loved her most of all: one of his own daughters, the youngest, who by deception had managed to get the house registered and then decided to sell it, leaving her elderly mother without a roof. As reported by the local broadcaster Televisa News, it was the elder daughter of the elderly woman, Alejandra, who reported the incident after being notified by the neighbors: “We didn’t know anything, but my sister Fernanda, at the end of last year, she had the house registered without notifying us and in the end she sold it ».

After spending just over an hour on the street, after a call from worried neighbors, it was her eldest daughter who took care of her. “What my sister did is incomparable: she took advantage of our mother and her lack of clarity, then practically abandoned her” – Alejandra continues – “I contacted a national body to try to denounce my sister and recover the house “.

Adriana Lobos had appeared in fairly good health when her eldest daughter came to pick her up, but she showed some signs of malnutrition. The story sparked anger and emotion in Chile and beyond, with the mayor of the city, Mario Meza, who condemned the incident: “A deplorable fact, which hurts, because no one would expect a daughter to be able to evict the mother. We are ready to support Adriana and her eldest daughter in any legal action, probably a formal defect can be found in the deed of sale of the house ».

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Trump to visit California on Monday to learn about the fires

Monrovia (United States), 12/09/2020.- The Bobcat Fire progresses in the woods in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, North East of Los Angeles, California, USA, 11 September 2020 (issued 12 September 2020). According to reports, the Creek Fire has burnt over 26,000 acres of forest. (Incendio, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, will visit California next Monday to learn “in situ” of the situation in the fight against the multiple fires that burn in the state, one of which is already the largest in its history.

As a White House spokesman, Judd Deere, told Efe this Saturday, the president will go to McClellan Park, in the vicinity of Sacramento, the Californian capital, where he will meet with local and state authorities to transfer the last hour of the efforts against flames.

“Since mid-August (when the state’s first major fire wave was declared), President Trump and Governor (of California, Gavin) Newsom have spoken on the phone and the White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency they have been in constant contact with local and state officials in responding to these natural disasters, “said Deere.

The Government recalled that Trump had already approved a Presidential Declaration of Major Disaster for the state at the end of August, which activates aid programs and makes federal funds available to the affected areas, and described the fire-fighting efforts as “executed locally, state-managed and federally supported. ‘

The president will stop in California after holding several elections throughout the weekend in neighboring Nevada and Arizona, two key states ahead of the November presidential elections.

California is experiencing the worst year in its recent history for wildfires, with more than 1,214,000 hectares burned to date, the highest annual figure ever recorded, and that has not yet begun what has traditionally been the “season »Of fires, in October and November.

Most of the fires broke out in mid-August due to an unusual electrical storm in the region, and since then the dryness, strong winds and high temperatures have caused them to spread at high speed across the length and breadth of the state.

Monrovia (United States), 12/09/2020.- The Bobcat Fire progresses in the woods in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, North East of Los Angeles, California, USA, 11 September 2020 (issued 12 September 2020). According to reports, the Creek Fire has burnt over 26,000 acres of forest. (Incendio, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Also this Saturday, the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, issued a statement in which he accused Trump of “denying the reality” of the climate crisis and warned that we must act “right now” to avoid a future “of tragedies. Endless like the one that’s affecting the families of the American West these days.

In addition to California, other western states such as Washington, Colorado, Montana and, above all, Oregon, are being affected by the fires, which in the case of the latter keep almost half a million people evacuated and have claimed several victims mortal in the last hours. EFE


Poblano doctors and nurses die more from Covid than in Argentina or Spain

The entity also surpasses countries recognized as economic powers such as France and Germany

With 104 doctors and nurses dead from covid-19, Puebla surpasses countries like Ecuador, Argentina, Spain and even Guatemala.

The Puebla entity also surpasses countries recognized as economic powers such as France and Germany.

The 104 deaths reported by the Puebla Health Secretariat (SSA) represent 2.3 percent of the 4,408 healthcare professionals who have had a contagion in the Puebla state until the second half of August.

High incidence in Puebla

According to data from the local agency updated up to September 3, deaths among health personnel due to covid-19 They amount to 104, of which 72 correspond to doctors, 13 to nurses and 19 to workers from other areas.

The figure is equal to that reported Nicaragua, according to the report presented last week by the organization International Amnesty, and which accounts for the deaths of doctors, nurses, camilleros, ambulance operators and administrative staff.

The figure registered by the Puebla entity exceeds those of countries of Latin America how Ecuador, which reported 83; Argentina, which registered 80; and even Guatemala and Venezuela, which lost 47 and 46 hospital employees.

Figure Colombia and Chile, where the deaths of 47 and 25 health workers were reported, which are less than half of those that occurred in the state.

Puebla also surpasses other countries considered first world leaders for its economic, technological and academic capacities such as Spain (63), France (27) and Canada (17).

Doctor who donated thousands of masks passed away

One of the local cases was that of the doctor Juan Jose Callejas Esponda It happened at the beginning of August, which when seeking care at the IMSS was not received, despite having previously donated five thousand protective masks.

As well as Lorenzo N. who died at the end of May in the city of Puebla, as he acquired the virus while performing his duties, since although he was advised to request a license because he suffered from asthma, he continued to care for patients.

At the beginning of August, nurses and doctors fired their partner “Toñito”Who worked as a nurse in the IMSS of The daisy and died after acquiring the virus.

It should be remembered that the first death from the virus in Puebla was a retired worker from the University Hospital from BUAP who was employed as an orderly in the Angeles Hospital.

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The harsh clash between deputies Jackson and Urruticoechea in the Chamber for stoppage of truckers | National

This Tuesday, deputies Giorgio Jackson and Cristóbal Urruticoechea held a discussion about the truckers’ strike and the insecurity situation in La Araucanía.

The encounter arose after a press point offered by the first one in the El Pensador Hall of the Chamber of Deputies and Deputies.

Urruticoechea questioned Jackson, saying “you cannot go out challenging one hueá and the other hueás remained silent. They never said anything Did they say something against the 9 year old girl who almost killed? What did you say po ‘hueón? You said absolutely nothing (sic) ”.

-Jackson: How do you know I didn’t say anything?

-Urruticoechea: Because it is nowhere.

-Jackson: Well, put it, I am totally against any kind of violence.

After that, the RN deputy called his counterpart from the Broad Front “hard face” and “double standard”, to which the latter responded with a question.

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-Jackson: How many truckers are in preventive detention?

-Urruticoechea: What have the truckers done?

-Jackson: Block the passage and the supply, even the Paris minister of his Government says that they have not allowed patients who had to undergo dialysis, ambulances to pass.

-Urruticoechea: My friend, I am a witness to something totally contrary, which has nothing to do with the destruction, it has nothing to do with that 9-year-old girl who was almost shot to death.

-Jackson: And that has to do?

-Urruticoechea: What does it have to do with it? That is terrorism, it has no other name, that is crime.

-Jackson: It’s a crime.

-Urruticoechea: It’s a crime but you didn’t say anything, for this you have no problem speaking, but there you didn’t say anything.

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UNO Agency

Finally, and when it seemed that the discussion had ended, Urruticoechea returned to reaffirm an idea that was rarely heard as he walked away.

“The affront you have for revile some people and applaud them for othersYou didn’t say anything against the social outbreak, you haven’t said anything at all with that 9-year-old girl who was shot to death. You give yourself the luxury of condemning to some people who all they want is to work honestly and in peace “, he wielded.

To this, deputy Giorgio Jackson limited himself to telling the press that he has always condemned violence, whether against a minor or against another person.

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Indigenous conflict in Chile: Mapuche hunger strike over

Compromise with the Chilean judiciary: Following concessions from the government, an imprisoned Mapuche cancels his hunger strike after 107 days.

Protests broke out during the hunger strike of arrested Mapuche Celestino Córdova Photo: Ivan Alvarado / reuters

BUENOS AIRES taz | In Chile, the Mapuche Celestino Córdova ended his hunger strike after 107 days. On Tuesday, the Mapuche spiritual leader and the government reached an agreement. In it, the government allows the imprisoned machi to stay at his sacred altar for 30 hours (rewe), to renew one’s spiritual energy. During the 34-year-old’s hunger strike, violent clashes broke out in La Araucanía province.

Córdova was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2014 as the sole defendant for double-fatal arson. In an attack on an estate in January 2013, the elderly couple were killed in a fire in their house. Córdova had denied the allegations. Because of the risk of infection with the coronavirus in prison, he had requested a temporary transfer to house arrest in March.

While the government refused, arguing that this could only be decided by the judiciary, the Santiago Supreme Court rejected the claim on August 13 at the last instance. “Overall, the progress is not satisfactory, but the goal is to move forward step by step,” commented Córdova on the agreement and announced the resumption of the hunger strike should the government fail to comply.

Sergio Micco, director of the National Institute for Human Rights (INDH), which acts as the guarantor of the agreement, made a similar statement. “It’s just a small step. The rights of our indigenous peoples are still not being fully respected, ”said Micco.

In future, access to “training and work centers” for imprisoned Mapuche is to be made easier, and “special modules for native peoples” are to be set up in the prisons. This means prison conditions that take into account the criminal law customs of indigenous peoples, as determined by Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization (ILO), which Chile had adopted in 2008. No disciplinary action is to be taken against the 26 Mapuche who have joined the hunger strike over time. It is expected that they too will end their hunger strike.

With around 1.6 million members, the Mapuche are the largest indigenous people in the Andean state and make up a good 9 percent of the around 17.5 million Chileans. They are native to the central and southern provinces of Bío-Bío, Araucania and Los Ríos. Most of them live in the capital. They are not a homogeneous community that pulls together. For many, however, it is about self-determination and the right to their land – which repeatedly leads to conflicts with state power and many companies.


Travel Guide: An Oscar for the best guide in the world

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An Oscar for the best guide in the world

Tour guides should be all-rounders, often with low wages. Some succeed, others say goodbye with relief. But our author met the most perfect of all guides in the heart of Patagonia.

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Chile: Travel guide Hans Rosas accompanies vacationers in Patagonia

All-rounder: Hans Rosas guide accompanies vacationers in Patagonia

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WI probably should have taken the first aid guide that the guide was reading when he picked me up as a bad omen. I could also have been puzzled about his outfit: with his neat suede shoes and green overalls, Jacob Mofokeng didn’t look as if he was about to lead me to Sentinel Peak in South Africa’s Royal Natal National Park.

But I only noticed that I was in a mess when the fog came up. On the summit plateau. Jacob hurried back and forth, following wild trails, listening to voices in the distance. Lost?

After hours, the roar of a waterfall finally put us back on the right track. “Sorry, I’m just the substitute,” Jacob later apologized. The “real” hiking guide hadn’t come to work – and Jacob, the nice porter, just wanted to help.

Travel guides should be perfect all-rounders

Those who travel a lot often have travel guides by their side, in Neudeutsch Guides. Admirable all-rounders with often low wages – and yet they should be perfect: The guide should be very familiar with the country and be fluent in the language. Must have organizational skills and be able to react flexibly. Friendly and entertaining, always present and at the same time unobtrusive.

After a while, a distinction is made between national peculiarities: the grand gesture with which American park rangers point to their territory, combined with the note: “I work in the most beautiful office in the world.” and give yoga classes on the beaches of Costa Rica in winter.

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Actually there should be an “Oscar” for travel guides – after all, the “best time of the year” is much longer than a feature film. And as in the cinema, it’s best to remember the particularly unusual experiences. Sometimes you say goodbye to your guide with relief, sometimes with sadness, and every now and then you make a friend.

Always one step ahead of problems when traveling

Then one winter I finally found it: my Oscar candidate. At the meeting point in the heart of Patagonia, Hans Rosas was recognizable from afar by his gaucho costume: a scarf with a silver brooch and a wide beret. Not to mention the probably most distinctive sideburns in Chile.

Hans Rosas was the director of a two-week road movie through the wilderness. “My family is in all the Patagonian history books,” he said as soon as they met. A clan of gauchos with men like “Carlos the Evil”, who could knock over a cow with his bare hands in order to burn his mark.

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Just one of many anecdotes for long driving lessons from the wealth of experience of the passionate off-road driver and car hobbyist, bush pilot and mountaineer. In every village he tracked down other actors who would be suitable for the “best supporting role” category: female gauchos and German pioneers, down-to-earth adventurers and committed environmentalists.

He was always one step ahead of the little mishaps of traveling: Not enough water? Forgot your hat? He was already pulling a replacement from his inexhaustible backpack. But then came the acid test: a mountain, a curtain of fog – perfect conditions to get lost again! But Hans Rosas only briefly stroked his sideburns, distributed chocolate and steered with an encouraging “Adelante, amigos!” Forward, friends, purposefully back into the valley.

This text is from WELT AM SONNTAG. We will be happy to deliver them to your home on a regular basis.

WELT AM SONNTAG from August 9, 2020



Studies: Convergence of beauty with health and wellness, ready to accelerate

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Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the beauty and personal care industry will be greatly affected, with the premium segment being the most impacted.

Euromonitor International’s latest webinar “Health and Beauty in the Coronavirus Era” explores changes in consumer attitudes and consumption habits during the pandemic.

Key insights:

  • Demand for immunity and prevention drives growth in sales of immunity supplements by 14% in 2020. Health will become a central strategy for companies, the characteristic ingredients associated with immunity, protection and natural healing come to the fore.
  • 65% of global consumers consider mental well-being as a key factor in health perceptions. Brands focus on prioritizing mood enhancement and supporting sleep, stress, anxiety concerns through product and service formats, digital apps, ingredient formulations, and community-driven platforms.
  • The skincare segment is best positioned to weather the storm as it benefits from a strong alignment with health, therapeutics and associations with general well-being, but also as a result of increased sales of skincare. hands and facial masks.

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