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people at the salon talk about what's happening in their lives so i became a journalist to be a storyteller and i always want to find those real authentic stories from everyday people who have something to share. with others i must find at the salon i know a good quality here when i see it and the good story when i hear it my name is elizabeth shaul and i work at steve's album. a vast and variable the remote landscapes of southern chile a spellbinding it's one of the wildest places on the planet chilean patagonia.
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the counterterror are straddle is a 1240 kilometer stretch of road that serves as an artery into the very heart of this wilderness. the terrain here it was once deemed impossible carving a road through these expanses utopian. little by little construction of the carriage here our struggle also known as the southern highway has advanced creating access to this natural paradise. the road connects distant fields with major cities and is an economic lifeline for chile salmon industry. join us for a road trip full of surprises to explore the magical landscape and meet the people of chilean patagonia.
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it's a 13000 kilometer journey from germany to patagonia in southern latin america. patagonia stretches across both chile and argentina. chile is kind of terra ostrower might one day connect the center of the country with its southern tip but today's the road remains incomplete and getting south requires crossing into argentina. our journey begins in the chilean port city of put on mt. this is the starting point of the carrot era astra also known as route a 7. after some 60 kilometers patagonia begins to show its wild side the road is soon interrupted by a few ward it's one of the many especially along the northern section of the counterterror astra. ferries transport costs across but the chilean government
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eventually wants to replace them with road. although more out. captain stanislav medina isn't worried about his job yet where they want to portray value if the project to replace the ferry connections with the road will take at least 30 years they'll have to build bridges and tunnels it's a long term project i might be dead by the time it's done. by again won't be. travelling the entire counterterror our struggle involves several ferry connections this stretch across the board is more than 60 kilometers. could a road really be built across such while terrain critics are skeptical they say a modernized ferry system would be a more efficient solution but the government has given the road project
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a green light. in this still very sparsely populated region only few people would actually make use of the road. the 1st stop on our journey lies on the banks of the from our fuel ward. german marine biologist work at this research station in the bay of who and i can only. be reached by boat across the fuel load. it offers scientists a unique environment for research. for
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any voice a man is in charge of the station. we meet up with her ahead of our trip at her home in puerto montt back home all of you ought to have a come out of your it has the same ph value that the oceans are predicted to have in the year 2100 so it provides us with a glimpse into the future we can see how coral will live in the oceans 100 years from now in fact one of the vet. research is here specialize in cold water corals that only grow in these fields they grow so close to the surface of the water that scientists can dive down and explore them. my. trainee has discovered more than 15 species she's officially now in some up to her children and husband. bought she's
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made troubling observations in recent years entire coral reefs have died out from one yet to the next and in april 2015 she made another alarming discovery at a different feel old. up to should smith felt apocalyptic think we looked around and saw one dead whale after another. we were so shocked we flew over the area in a small plane and using g.p.s. tracked every whale we spotted. we were just clicking the whole time and i thought i've seen a 100 now and then even $300.00 on the beach was just littered with dead whales it was terrible. just us go it was the biggest whale stranding in history until. the researches counted $360.00 did say
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whiles joining this observation flight for any place the total was substantially higher. and vice fund called we know from the us north eastern atlantic that only 5 to 10 percent of the gray whales that die in shallow water get washed up on to the beaches and if those 360 whales constituted 5 to 10 percent of the number that died then we're looking at a frightening figure as one that seriously jeopardizes the say well population in the southern hemisphere. because i would also judge it was most likely a red tide. the mario as it's called here. the red tide gets its name from the color given to water by microscopic release toxins. these can be fatal to certain types of sea life.
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the theory at all along one of our mental pollution in general the mother is increasing around the world we see changes that can be attributed to anthropogenic causes. these answer for jenny causes meaning caused by human activity could very well be increased economic activity in the region little has impacted it as much as industrial salmon farming which was brought to patagonia with the arrival of the kind of terror. today it's the biggest employer in southern chile a seasonal workers gives us an insider's look into the business it's all the same like farming chickens or pigs it's an industry just like any other. on his cell phone he's recorded video of his job on one of the floating farms. this gigantic infant but in one farm there attending closures each with $40000.00 fish. this is the injection gun these are the hoses the medicines and vaccines go through
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the. through this is how you use the gun you take it in this hand and inject the drugs into the fish. just imagine that the fish is subjected to this but it's not even sick. it's like the fish is on drugs but. we use a blue paste called benzocaine it's like an anaesthetic he keeps a fish called when you hold it in your hand you thought you. could pick. a few but i won't. in 120 kilograms officially today and of those 120 the fish eat maybe 40 and the rest sinks to the sea bed. that's industrial pollution. but no one's bothered you just come to the job and leave one of. the.
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fisherman barossa lives opposite the research station on kamau fjord he was born and raised here. but i don't believe i like it here how many people get the chance to live in a place like this where. many banks the bars used to fish in and now occupied by salmon farms. in their proximity he's caught some very unusual fish or where you are you can catch sea bass now that look like salmon or they've been dumping chemicals and salmon food into the water for so long the bass now have the skin and color of salmon. there are tons of them here. boris built his house in an isolated by on the edge of a huge nature reserve called puma lin park.
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the park was founded by the american philanthropist douglas tompkins he made his fortune with outdoor apparel brands in the 1990 s. he retired from the business world salty shares for more than 100000000 dollars and together with his wife acquired wide swathes of land in patagonia on the biggest portion of their property the tompkins created park. more than 3000 square kilometers in size the park stretches from the argentine border all the way to the chilean fjords its existence created another obstacle for the kind of terror. the tompkins rejected the prospects of a paved road intersecting the park locals was suspicious.
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some accuse douglas tompkins of staging a land grab. because he'd bought such a huge area of land thousands of hector's people said this granger wants to set up his own state and let no one else and except himself it was only later that i started to understand it wasn't like that at all this was about protecting what you have making the most of your resources because a tree doesn't grow overnight it takes up to 500 years for trees like this to grow back. you. said that tompkins was looking for the world's oldest tree before he decided on the size of his nature reserve. grain. has been working at puma lynn park for more than 10 years he knows a lot about its primeval flora.
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you know we're crossing the my new york forest. these gigantic my new york trees are about 100 to 150 years old. you can hear the frogs and toads i don't know what i don't hear. that they're one of the know how little this is one of the millennia old illiteracy trees but i think it's the biggest one we haven't put money in park. to look you in a bucket of money to. remember the views about 3000 years old none of them have me that i knew my home in . these enormous unless a tree he's also known as patagonian cypress anywhere else in the world. will know we also want to work here in the park and protect these fantastic trees.
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more than anything there along for the world. without the protection of $2000000.00 park the forest would be facing a disaster. before there was no respect for nature. not. in iraq but all around with. douglas tompkins died in a kayaking accident in 2015 but that didn't spell the end of his conservation project. in the area he gave us a vision for now we the young people and all the future generations need to care for protect the park that. you know this isn't the air or a family park will live on for a long time but i want to hide a lot of them for. in 2017 tomkins widow christine mcvie the thompkins handed over all of the land she and her husband acquired to the chilean government
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it was the largest ever donation of private land to a government in south america but there was one condition that the state turned all of it into national parks. our journey takes us out of poland park and back on to the counterterror our struggle we're heading south to our next stop china 10. just small harbor town on the gulf local colorado is just a shadow of its former self. struck by a natural disaster in 2008 residents were forced to flee less than half of return to rebuild their lives see a. child 10 volcano located inside 2000000 park erupted without warning a cloud of smoke rose kilometers into the sky vast quantities of spree and lava
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destroyed parts of china 10 town located just 10 kilometers from the volcano. the volcano had not erupted for more than 9000 years and was considered dormant but in seconds magma shut out of. the depth of 5 kilometers cutting a swathe of destruction. it will take a long time for the region to recover. in . just a few kilometers on and the splendor of patagonia's landscape unfolds again. heading
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further south and our next stop is via santa lucie out and we make one resident who devoted his working life to the camera tara. my name is mario in a stroller and i'm a retired army soldier really that in great detail mario was a member of the military labor corps for 35 years and proudly shows his photos documenting his career. the corps was formed in 1976 when the building began it was pioneering work under the most adverse conditions mario's company was there from the start. it would get a little more light was the army involved because no private sector companies wanted to work there you know and either it wasn't profitable no later with. mario is still proud of his unit's achievements clearing the 1st part into the wilderness using axes and shovels. there were times when
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we'd progress only 10 or 20 meters in a whole month and missed. all of them are you know it was so difficult firstly to divert the water and secondly to create a stable road you know a label oh you know even. better a lot of. these sections here were very hard you know to look how much construction machinery there is now not really most of you know. we didn't have all that in our day. it's wonderful to see all this machinery down here today. in the early stages building the road was back breaking work up to 10000 men with all year round there were no weekends 45 workers lost their lives during
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construction presidents could trade in 2 years if this sentence for a year working on the road. mario volunteered for 35 years like many others here he still refers to the road by it's a reach the 9 can attend a trial pinochet. for who. the person who actually planned this and had the determination to make it happen was general pinochet. but of course an awful people who now want to change the name don't understand what really went into creating it. my general left us with technology and improvement and asphalt. it's just fantastic by human thought. pinochet came to power in 1973 in a military coup his 4 member government was made up of the commanders of the army
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navy and military police. is one of the last surviving members of the hunter. 30. joined the hunter in 1985 as head of the national police force the cabin air oss he remained in government until the fall of pinochet's regime in 1990. now $93.00 is of german descent. to build this picture here. it's a photo isn't it all oh well no it's a painting. that hangs in the museum in santiago. along with all the
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generals. this is a picture of me i think this is. general fernando martini here head of the air force for. you and me. the 2 of us were called the germans. the other members of the sometimes made fun of us because we spoke in german to each other when we needed to change our opinion. the laws were made by just 4 men still believes that government model offered advantages but we didn't have many laws but the ones we did were good ones. today many laws are passed. but they're not all good some were what.
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so why was the construction of the carrot terra our staff so important to the minutes after all there was already a well developed road to the south of chile via argentina you know you need to have your own road. it's the same with anything. you can't live half in your own house and half in your neighbour's house you live in your own house. so it was necessary essential even that we create a route on the chilean side. no matter the cost. doesn't accept responsibility for everything that happened under the haunter. i'm not saying it was good. and fortunately. i didn't have anything to do with the deaths. that. 1000 people killed some
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27000 survived torture and political imprisonment these are the officially recognized figures documented by truth and reconciliation commission the exact numbers will never be known. but pinochet is still revered by many today especially on the kind of terror our style the atrocities of his regime dismissed as a necessary evil for the progress of the country as a whole. our journey leads us to discover a small slice of german history in the village of to you happy. for you happy was founded by german settlers and 935 traditions still kept alive here to this day. all are good morning hello good morning i'm freedom and geddes and i've been living in the for 3 years. here in pull you up the.
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houses like this are relics of the original german settlement about the fallen into disrepair just outside the village it's a different picture. i live in pure happy and this is where i work i've lived around here all my life warm mind going to live near. helmut set up his own successful business his most important resource is water from the nearby clay c.-a. corp when i want to meet him. i helmut used to braid salmon too but now he's concentrating on trial. because saving industry has gone down the drain i don't see. how much the leaves quality is the key he only uses organic feed.
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failed no i just need a beer benedict herford. and he knows a thing or 2 about the. buses this is the best job. you need to test the bottles every day to see how they're doing but. see. the flash when the bottles are for they need to be stored for 20 days under a bit of heat and. one part and then the process is complete and for you every bottle tells a story. one of them's called the golden years. my uncle valter always used to say the best years of his life were spent here. it was a long road to the golden years the founders of to you happy fled poverty in germany when they emigrate they lived mostly from cattle braiding forestry and
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fishing in 1945 they set up a carpet factory that found national acclaim to assist them in their arduous work they enlisted workers from the nearby island of chile away descendants of the chill out of people today make up the majority of the population here but the entrepreneurial spirit of the founders. still lives on today. our next stop is a 600 kilometer ride away through the breathtaking landscapes of patagonia. play. play. play. play.
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the further south one travels along the kind of terror the more one often encounters men like this in chile they're known as loss loss the holes in the poncho a part of this centuries old way of life. when tess tends the land of a cattle breakdown. he was born and raised in the rio of august region and he remembers life before the arrival of rhodes and other modes of access to civilization. no wonder you want to get out of there or go look i'm power lives changed when the road arrived here. it made it easier in every way. the next biggest town for
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one used to be a months horse ride away today it takes a few hours by car they don't fit the camera you go there where hardy's and every yard here when the road came there you go the neighbors brought a calf and we celebrated when our gov all you got a bit oh and another major connection to civilization arrived just a few days ago. our garden whatever the demo we packed the internet connection here for 4 days now you want to know what these are still baby steps but we're modern farmers again with him well you do and don't soon we'll have to buy every cow ever uterus you know homo they can finally communicate with us all the negative will go to go up. but i think we want to although. you did. i use all the services on offer basis whatsapp email hey will.
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i use them all. to go for a level 3. 1 for also times patagonian bald horses. or whatever you would. in the evening he prepay is a coup de arrow a traditional local bobby cue. you know if this is the meat from a cab. the
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smoke makes it really tasty just add a bit of salt and that's it no garlic or anything. although one is in favor of the right it has changed life as he knows it and the. doors here are always open and anyone can come and stay the night. if i came to your house i'd just leave a note saying i'm so and so and i was in your house. so the person knows i stayed there and i didn't take anything. we don't want to lose that. i have my grandmother the theater. is already learn to love the internet because it means he can keep in regular contact with his daughter who lives far away.
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from. the next morning one is getting ready for a trip. he needs to tend to the cattle up in the mountains but there's no road the journey on horseback takes nearly 2 days. our last stop on the counterterror is fast approaching. the road is blocked once again by a few water and we need a ferry to get us to the other side.
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can a terror trial comes to what's currently it's and as a former outpost of the chilean army via o'higgins. this last stretch wasn't completed until 997 because of its remote location the airfield has always been essential for the time. survival. today the men. is inaugurating a new terminal. this region has always been isolated because the country lacks geopolitical vision so. it's virtually unknown. there are hopes that the new terminal link reese air traffic u.s.
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pilot vince beasley has stationed his chest in a 206 here. for several years he's been flying charter flights from vienna o'higgins to the remotest corners of patagonia only very few pilots did to venture out into this dangerous terrain. when it comes to maintenance there's no one he trusts more than himself he doesn't mind the solitude in vienna o'higgins. i grew up remote far away. i don't like living in a city or even a village i like to live out and so this gives me a great feeling of i'm the only guy here and i like it. didn't get special assignments he does survey flights for nasa and in 2015 he was piloting the plane with the team of scientists who discovered the beached whiles income our fuel
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would. we flew out here to this area and explored here and we saw a number of dead whales a few along here not so many and then all of a sudden when we came in this area there were maybe 35 whales here 40 there scattered along some in this channel alone there were 100 whales. and vince goes through the checklist a 2nd time before he takes off but if you go you know he gets out of a. piece but it's quite real he could. be other he can slice at the gateway to the southern patagonian i spilled the campo to hilo so it's the barrier that stops the further expansion of the can attend. the pilots these are tricky skies to navigate. you have to visualize.
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what the with search doing around each either going around or going over it. coming down a valley. it's just like water over a rock at the river. so i'm just a kayak or. fly. like the rob beauty it's much bigger that you are. you have to respect that. vince has had very close encounters with the forces of nature in the patagonian wild. was a perfect day with no wind. very very nice visible.
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all of a sudden i saw one of the fountains in front of me growing. it didn't take me long to realize that it was a volcano eruption. there i got some very good footage filming. with my my cellphone. bins and to be flying near the count book of volcano when it erupted suddenly in 2015. i came within one kilometer of the greater the. last year roughly. the dimensions overwhelming. the camp stretches for 350 kilometers
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along the path to go ne in andes. it's a huge obstacle for the kind of project to the east it borders argentina to building materials for the road and witness 1st hand the enormous changes that came with the road. even though you got me the road has brought great progress but it will also bring poverty to the people of organs. first about electricity and then television. friends in the countryside want to get cars around but they don't realize they don't have the money to live such lifestyles you know i. mean a lot because people are poor here in the countryside there. they say they say everyone you know. you don't want to know this is where the road ends. just a little bit further over there is argentina. so there's no chance of building the road further here you're welcome and you know us on the one i think i mean. devised
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by a dictator construction of the cutout al strong has pushed father and father south for 2 decades. this remote spot is the end of the rug. but the dream to create a continuous road to the southern tip of chile in patagonia lives on regardless of the wilderness to be conquered in its path. to touch. this summer's hot ticket to the africa cup of nations 24 teams give it their all. who are the favorites what are the fans and experts say . we take a closer look for the 2000 my team in africa cup of nations kicks off. kick
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