Reflejos de un ocaso

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (Spanish: República Argentina, is a country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city. It is the second largest country in South America by land area, and eighth in the world. Its continental area is 2,766,890 km² , between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south. Argentina borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south.

Desertification Edit

Argentina has several areas affected. In the region of Valles Aridos, in the Northeast, where the main economic activity is sheep raising, it is stipulated that during the last 100 years at least 180 thousand people had to emigrate [1]. Southern Argentina has not escaped desertification either. Blogger Ailen Romero, comments on the blog Geoperspectivas [2] that in the Patagonia region, the government actions to combat desertification are not enough:

En la Patagonia, la amplitud del problema es de tal magnitud que ha comenzado a adquirir estado público. Pocos ignoran el tema, pero pocos tienen la posibilidad de actuar de alguna forma o con el conocimiento para hacerlo. El problema de la desertificación en el caso de la Patagonia supera a los planes que se han elaborado para combatirlo. Es por eso que no deben ahorrarse esfuerzos, ni limitar la imaginación de soluciones alternativas.”Si la geografía es la manifestación de la sociedad en el espacio físico, un espacio físico deteriorado refleja una sociedad deteriorada” afirman del Valle y Coronato(investigadores del Centro Nacional Patagónico)

In Patagonia, the magnitude of the problem is so wide to the point that the general public has become aware of it. Few people ignore the problem and only a few have the chance or the knowledge to take action. The problem of desertification in Patagonia overcomes the plans that have been elaborated to fight it. That is why efforts shouldn’t be shy, nor limit the imagination to come up with alternative solutions. ‘If geography is the manifestation of a society in the physical space,a deteriorated physical space is the reflection of a deteriorated society, say Valle and Coronato (researchers from the National Center of Patagonia). [3]

Places, projects and networks Edit

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Global News 2008 Edit

  • Heavy rains bring a little relief to drought-hit Argentina by Matt Taylor - BBC News, October 1 [4] Many parts of Argentina have been experiencing a very dry spell over the past 6 months, which is widely being regarded as the most severe drought in a century.

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  1. [1] [es] (.pdf format)
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  3. Global Voices Online, November 4th, 2009
  4. BBC News, October 1

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