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The last remaining Gaucho and his family herd the sheep and cattle that feed the staff at the Estancia Chacabuco. This estancia, previously one of the largest in Chilean Patagonia is now becoming the new Patagonia National Park. The process of creating the park involves removing fences and most of the animals from the property to allow these grasslands to heal.
Gaucho: Erasmo Betancur Casanova (nickname: Beta) and his wife Eliana Casanova and their daughters Fanni (age 12) and Karen (age 14) herding animals on horseback, cooking in their camp kitchen, sheering sheep. Also scenes of Beta lassoing a cow and then bleeding it to death and then the entire family and staff butchering the cow.
ILCP Patagonia RAVE story on the culture, community activism and scenics of the region of Chilean Patagonia that will be effected if 5 hydropower dams are created on the Baker and Pascua Rivers.
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The last remaining Gaucho and his family herd the sheep and cattle that feed the staff at the Estancia Chacabuco. This estancia, previously one of the largest in Chilean Patagonia is now becoming the new Patagonia National Park. The process of creating the park involves removing fences and most of the animals from the property to allow these grasslands to heal. <br />
Gaucho: Erasmo Betancur Casanova (nickname: Beta) and his wife Eliana Casanova and their daughters Fanni (age 12) and Karen (age 14) herding animals on horseback, cooking in their camp kitchen, sheering sheep. Also scenes of Beta lassoing a cow and then bleeding it to death and then the entire family and staff butchering the cow.<br />
ILCP Patagonia RAVE story on the culture, community activism and scenics of the region of Chilean Patagonia that will be effected if 5 hydropower dams are created on the Baker and Pascua Rivers.