‘ World Cup Runners-Up Show Their Disappointment with Violent Clashes on the Streets of Brazil ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRAZIL (Buenos Aires) – July 14 – Disturbances have taken place in Buenos Aires after Argentina’s national team lost the World Cup final 1-0 to Germany. Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse angry fans.

The clashes occurred in the centre of the Argentinian capital, near the landmark Obelisk of Buenos Aires, where thousands of people peacefully gathered earlier to cheer for their team.

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The violence erupted when a group of 15 football fans climbed onto a TV news van and ripped off the antenna. The situation then further deteriorated as youths hurled rocks and vandalized stores in the city centre after the World Cup loss.

Elsewhere in the Argentine capital, disgruntled fans set fire to trash cans and blocked roads with makeshift barricades.

More than 30 people were detained and some 20 injured – 15 of them police – Telam news agency reported, citing police sources.

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` Chilean Earthquake Fears of a `Tsunami Warnings ' are Lifted with Deaths of 6 People Reported '

#AceWorldNews – SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the South American nation’s northern coast.

Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.

The extent of damage from Tuesday night’s quake couldn’t yet be fully assessed, President Michelle Bachelet said, but she wasn’t taking any chances.

She declared a state of emergency in the region and sent a military plane with 100 anti-riot police to join 300 soldiers deployed to prevent looting and round up escaped prisoners.

Courtesy of AP

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` Earthquake in Chile Magnitude 8.2 Causes Deaths of 5 People and Creates Tsunami Wave that could Reach to Japan '

#AceWorldNews – BUENOS-AIRES – April 02 – At least five people died, other three were seriously injured in a strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Chile on Wednesday, Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said.

In his words, four men and one woman died in the quake. They died of heart attack under collapsed parts of buildings. The interior minister also noted that authorities had partially lifted a tsunami warning in the southern part of the Pacific coast according to Tass.

The earthquake nested at a depth of ten kilometres, the US Geological Survey said earlier. The epicentre was located 86 kilometres north-west off the Chilean port city of Iquique.

Thousands of local residents were evacuated over a tsunami threat that will remain in place for several more hours.

The earthquake damaged several buildings and roads and disrupted power supply. Looting cases were reported in several settlements.

Meanwhile, 300 prisoners escaped from a women’s prison in the city of Iquique.

In February 2010, an 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Chile and triggered a tsunami that claimed 524 human lives.

TOKYO – April 02 – Tass – The Tsunami wave from a powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile can reach Japan. Japan Meteorological Agency reported that waves may reach the height from 20 centimetres to 1 meter.

Japanese meteorologists urged the residents of the endangered area to take precautionary measures, in particular not to approach the coastline if there is no immediate necessity.

As a result of an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile 5 people died and 3 others were seriously injured. The earthquake damaged several buildings and roads and disrupted power supply.

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#Argentina : “Eighteen People Dead After `Stolen Truck Collides with Bus’ on route from Buenos Aires to Santiago”

#AceWorldNews says Eighteen people have died after a truck travelling on the wrong side of the road smashed into a passenger bus en route from Buenos Aires to Santiago on Friday.

Both vehicles burst into flames upon impact, 660km north-east of the western city of Mendoza. Thirty passengers and two drivers were on the bus, with both drivers being among the dead.

Local reports state that the truck had been stolen and was travelling at high speed.

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#Argentina : `Seven Fire-Fighter’s killed as Fire Destroy’s Archive of Bank Documents’

#AceWorldNews says Seven first-responders were killed on Wednesday battling a fire that destroyed an archive of bank documents, AP quoted Argentina’s security secretary, Sergio Berni, as saying.
The dead include five firefighters and two civil defense workers who were killed when a wall of the building collapsed on top of them.
The fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse took hours to bring under control, and the sprawling building is reported to be ruined. Buenos Aires civil defense director, Guillermo Montenegro, said the archives contained banking documents.

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“Soy Factory Farming and the Destruction of Lands and Lives In Argentina”

#AceGuestNews and Views provided the basis of this article on “Factory Farming and the Destruction of Lands and Lives in Argentina due to the Soy Industry” For which our thanks goes to her.

The world’s reliance on soy to feed factory farmed animals is having a devastating impact. In Argentina, ’Big Soy’ production is ruining lands and lives. Raw campaigners spent time with Argentinean communities to investigate the true cost of factory farming. Witness the Soy Story below.

The logo for Compassion in World Farming.

The logo for Compassion in World Farming. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the write upJonty Whittleton, campaigner at Compassion in World Farming, recounts the time he spent with communities in Argentina, where the ‘Big Soy’ boom is ruining lands and lives – and it’s all in the pursuit of cheaper meat and bigger profits.

Argentina is the world’s biggest exporter of soy meal – the solid, protein-rich part of the bean that’s left after grinding. On paper, it’s the agricultural lifeblood of the country (the UK imports more soy meal than wine), but there’s a dark side to this green-gold rush. The bean isn’t feeding Argentinians; 97% of soy meal is used to fatten up farm animals around the world, most of whom are reared in factory farms (also known as concentrated animal feeding operations – CAFOs). The animal-welfare problems associated with these intensive systems are well documented, but their impact goes far beyond this; these systems are also ruining people’s lands and lives.

In October 2013, I travelled to the Chaco and Pampas regions of Argentina, northwest of the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. Big Soy has come at a heavy cost for many Argentinians, with lands being grabbed, rampant deforestation and intense chemical spraying. Here’s what I found.

Soybeans: Not so Green

First, I met Alicia Barchuk, who works at the University of Cordoba. She told me that more than 100 million hectares of native forest have been lost to Big Soy in the last 50 years – only 10–12% of the original forest still stands.

A similar story came from my guide, Alberto Villarreal, who works at Friends of the Earth in Uruguay. He spoke of the ‘ecological graveyards’ that are brought about by Big Soy’s reliance on chemicals – they don’t just kill everything on the ground, but also everything in the ground (apart from the genetically modified soy beans, of course).

Living on the Front Line of Big Soy

Alberto also talked about Big Soy’s far-reaching social impact. He introduced me to Ramona Bustamante, who is in her late 80s. She told me that her home has been bulldozed twice by soy barons, who wanted to take her land. Ramona even showed me where her house once stood, now a heap of rubble.

I also met peasant farmer Christina Sanaviron, who spent three days in jail with her 11-month old baby, just for standing up to the land-grabbers. ‘The land is for everyone’, her family told me. ‘It belongs to the people, not the government.’

Sick to Your Stomach

There has been much speculation about the possible links between the chemicals sprayed on the crops (glyphosate, in particular) and sickness in humans. According to the Associated Press, in Argentina ‘agrochemical spraying has increased nine fold, from 9 million gallons in 1990 to 84 million gallons today’. And although the manufacturers insist that these chemicals are safe to use, a lack of awareness around their proper handling and ineffective enforcement of legislation have created a dangerous situation, with medical cases that are hard to ignore.

Both Norma Herrera and Marcela Ferreyra have deeply personal reasons to fight Big Soy: Norma’s daughter had leukemia and one of Marcela’s children was stillborn. They showed me a worrying map in a recent newspaper article – it suggested that the closer you get to the soy fields, the more sick people you find.

Driving past a small school, I stopped to talk to teacher Marta Ferreyra. The spraying planes apparently come dangerously close to the school, and pupils are regularly affected by breathing problems from the haze of chemicals in the air.

I spoke to Doctor Medardo Avila Vazquez – a well-known face in the Argentinean media. He’s studied the effect of the industry’s chemicals on humans and has found a significant increase in the number of babies born dead or with severe physiological problems in areas where the soy spraying is intense.

A Violent Legacy

On my last day in Argentina, I visited a protest camp, full of people resisting companies, like Monsanto, who are responsible for the soy boom here. Later, I read reports of intimidation and violence against camp members – desperate attempts to prevent the public’s voice from being heard.

The soy story in Argentina is a truly toxic tale. Lands are being grabbed, lives are being ruined. And so much of this is happening to fill the bellies of farm animals around the world – mostly in factory farms.

For me, it’s yet more proof that factory farming isn’t just an animal welfare issue.

Fighting Back

We can all help to tackle this crisis. You can cut down on the amount of meat you eat, and make it as high quality as possible. And if you eat soy products, you can look for options that are GM-free and organic.

You can also help spread the word. Witness the full Soy Story and help break the world’s addiction to cruel, destructive, intensive farming on our website.

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