Creación de un estilo de vida sostenible en Patagonia パタゴニアでサステイナブルな暮らし作り
Imagine our surprise to discover the President of Chile about to give a speech just a couple of hundred meters from our home on the edge of La Junta, population 2100 in the middle of the most remote region of Patagonia! He came withthe first lady and the Minister of public works who as Minister of Mining received global admiration for enabling the rescue of the miners trapped earlier this year. Needless to say, the whole event was very exciting for the community and laid back as only Patagonia can be. The President came to announce that the long awaited paving of the only highway in Patagonia, the Carrera Austral that runs through the village, and onwards for 1000 kms to the distant ice shelves at the south end of our province. He also delivered even more important news for La |Junta's.. A high school is to be built next year. This means the village children won't have to travel and live in the town of Coyhaique, 300 km,s distant.
In a place like La Junta, it's easier to meet the President than in the capital city and I think everyone in the crowd, including me, got to say hello and shake his hand.
Big news for La Junta and lots of nice photos.
Picture 1 President Pinera toasting citizens with a glass of local glacier water
Picture 2 Chatting with Laurence Golborne, Minister of Public Works