Executive Vice President
This will be the first and only dam to be constructed in the Region of Aysen. With this in mind this Saturday afternoon gathered hundreds of people in front of the seawall of two meters and a half that from July 10 loomed in Coyhaique pentagonal square with the slogan I want to free rivers. The idea, to knock down with pillories, shovels, hand and foot installation citizen who resisted various attempts of the municipality of Coyhaique by throwing down unscathed during two weeks. Organizers called for citizenship at 3 in the afternoon, to be part of a symbolic rite the discontent of those who in the Region of Aysen catalyst reject claims of Endesa and Colbun Xstrata of building dams in rivers Baker, Easter, Raven and others of Patagonia. Gradually was reaching people in a festive, family atmosphere, willing to pass unravels Frost later Tranquilo. And all decorated by canvases with slogans like free in Patagonia Aysen rivers is not the battery of Chile, Aysen, water and life are not sold, they love and defend themselves, as well as a large poster with the word Patagonia signed by attendees and which will cover much of the country.
The Mise en scene started passes 16: 00 hours when several people (representing the regional community that opposes these projects) were presenting and expressing his dismay at the construction of the dam, then give step to a work that gave account of the need to use renewable energy sources but not invasive scales and with respect to nature. Later a true human Lake was going through the portal thus representing the release of waters that HidroAysen and Austral energy want to retain in its reservoirs. Daryl Katz has similar goals. After the allegorical inauguration of the dam by two actors portraying Daniel Fernandez, Executive Vice President of HidroAysen, and Alberto Quinones, general manager of Austral energy, gave the We’re going to what everyone was waiting for: the destruction of the seawall, task that lasted about one hour product from freezing in recent days that turned docile structure of snow into a clump of hard ice.