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Cartref’Taid Museum

Tumba del Malacara - Trevelin - Foto: patagoniaexpress.com

Cartref’Taid means ” Grandfather´s Home ” and that’s just this museum: the place where Clery Evans keeps the memories of his grandfather, John Evans, one of the protagonists of the history of this part of Patagonia. At the Cartref’Taid museum, … Continue reading

Patagonia massacre

Entierro de un huelguista en Río Gallegos

Around 1500 strikers were shot dead during the events of the “Patagonia Trágica” (Tragic Patagonia), which began with a conflict between landowners and workers due to the dismissal of farm workers and poor working conditions. The Radical government sent a … Continue reading

The Captain’s Experiment

Canal de Beagle

In these pages we will revisit the unbelievable story of the Yámana aborigine Jemmy Button, who was kidnapped in his town of Cape Horn by the officer of the British Royal Navy, Robert Fitz Roy. Together with other three members … Continue reading

Marambio, an antarctic feat

Bandera argentina en la Base Marambio

Dreams of uniting the white territory with the continent by air became true on October 29th, 1969, when Marambio Base was founded. The mission undertaken by the Soberanía patrol is remembered as a hallmark in the Argentinean pioneering history. A … Continue reading

The Beatification of Ceferino Namuncurá

Beatificación

How it occurred, what reverberation it triggered, how the participants and the audience have experienced it, which old wounds were healed and which ones reopened… All this and more is told in this article. Around 60 thousand people attended Ceferino … Continue reading

Ceferino Namuncura’s particular history

monumento a Ceferino, Balneario el Cóndor

Ceferino, son of a Mapuche Chief, wanted to be a priest and even studied in Rome, where he met pope Pio X. Today he is worshipped all over the north of Patagonia and year after year thousands of pilgrims visit … Continue reading

Tragic Patagonia: The Massacre of Estancia Anita

Vista de la Estancia Anita

When people traverse the area near El Calafate they often aren’t conscious that they are walking on a land that carries with it a terrible social and political history that was one of the worst moments for our country. We … Continue reading

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