Chile’s Lost Dogs: New film highlights homeless dogs

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It took a one minute YouTube video to convince Vanessa Schulz to hop on a plane and head south to Chile. But the 2008 video, which captured a heroic street dog pulling off a Chilean highway a dog that had been struck by a car, could not prepare Schulz for what she’d witness on the ground -- around 250,000 homeless dogs roaming the streets of Chile.
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Vote on electric concession law in Chilean Senate

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The Chilean Senate is about to approve modifications to the Electric Concession Law, paving the way for HidroAysen and its so-called “electric highway.” This law would accelerate the delivery of permits, helping electric energy projects come on line faster, benefiting the businesses promoting their projects at the expense of citizen rights and the public interest.
 
Up to now, this law has had few modifications: it was established in 1982 and later was modified in 2004. Today, it would remove even more citizen rights than earlier versions, among them limiting the possibility of opposition and appeals from communities and others affected if they are not owners of properties that are directly impacted; violate the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 169 by not holding a previous consultation with indigenous peoples, only doing so after a concession has already been delivered; deliver the category of concession to help companies speed the permitting process, thereby giving them possession of lands with public domain once compensation has been determined; give concessions in perpetuity; and allow concessions in protected areas such as national parks.
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First fly casting tourney winners

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This past Saturday the first ever Fly Casting Championship in Chile was held at the brand new Fish Park at Laguna Piedra, located in Chicureo just outside of Santiago.

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First Fly Casting Championship in Chile

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Friends, fly fishing lovers! We would like to invite you to the First Fly Casting Championship in Chile. Patagon Journal will be there as a co-sponsor of the event, on Saturday, May 25, at Laguna Piedra Roja, Chicureo. 

More info on how to register on the flyer below.. 
 
 
 

My favorite flies for Patagonia

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Working as a fishing guide for many years in Chilean Patagonia, I have had experience with literally hundreds of fly patterns.  Here are suggestions for some common flies useful for different situations in the region. They have all been successful and should always be considered in any fly fishermans’ box.
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