Serious frosts in NEA Argentina have led to a declaration of agricultural emergency and disaster for the region.
Entre Ríos governor Sergio Urribarri said he had met with president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to set out a diagnosis of the situation and plan short-to-medium term goals. He said around citrus 2,000 growers have been affected by the frosts, which impacts on 12,000 workers
June 16, 2012
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June 7, 2012
Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Record cold winter temperatures have come to South America this year, in places such as the town of Quaraí in the Brazilian region known as the Western Frontier, where a temperature of 2.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest of the year, was registered.
May 6, 2012
Filed under Chile, South America
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April 27, 2012
It is the equivalent of late October below the equator and Valle Nevado, Chile is already getting pounded with snow. Here are some photos from their Facebook Page showing the extent of the new fallen snow. For more info on Valle Nevado and their new gondola check out this article by The Ski Channel - Chile Prepares For Big Winter.
July 07, 2011
Chile: A cold wave in Chile has brought snow to the Atacama desert, a region known for being the driest place in the world.
According to the national emergency centre in Chile, the area had not seen this amount of snow in close to 20 years.
30 June 2011
A polar wave of low temperatures hit Argentina today as the thermometers considerably descended in what is expected to be one of the coldest winters of the decade, announced the National Meteorological Service (SMN) last week.
Low temperatures might even bring some snow to the capital and suburban areas, a rare event as the one registered in 2007 when the snow took porteños by surprise after 89 years without the phenomenon.
November 16th, 2010
Banana growers in Ecuador say that cold weather has reduced the size and yield of the fruit, according to El Universo of Guayaquil.
Growers say that production has diminished 30% to 40% in the last two months. Exporters are offering them between US $1.40 and $1.70 per carton, when the official price is $5.40 per carton, further complicating the situation, the news
A chill has been blowing through Argentina’s blueberry industry the last couple of years, and this season may be worse yet, according to suppliers.
“This past August has been the coldest August in history for Concordia and Tucuman (Argentina’s two earliest blueberry regions),” said Ulises Sabato, owner of Blueberries SA in Concordia and partner in Fresh Results LLC in Weston, Fla. “We had 25 frost controls during the month, between mid-July to the end of August. That’s a huge number.”
August 7, 2010
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July 28, 2010
Filed under Peru, South America
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Jul 26, 2010
Children aged under five have made up most of the hundreds of victims of a severe snap of cold weather sweeping southern Peru.
So far this year at least 409 people have died of pneumonia and illnesses triggered by the cold weather.
Most of the dead have been children younger than five years old and people aged over 60. Poor countryside communities living at more than 3,000m above sea level are the worst hit and doctors say malnutrition, extreme poverty and poor living conditions are another reason so many are dying.
July 20, 2010
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20 July 2010
…At least 175 people have died in the coldest winter in South America in recent years, officials in six affected countries…
…The polar wave that has trapped the Southern Cone of South America has caused an estimated one hundred deaths and killed thousands of cattle, according to the latest reports on Monday from Argentina, south of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia…
…Argentine industrial users such as Dow Chemical Co. are suffering gas shortages amid a record cold winter in the Latin American country where temperatures fell below those in the South Pole…