Other examples of this type: the control of 900,000 hectares being conducted by the Benetton family in this region, the 55,000 hectares owned by the owner of CNN, Ted Turner, in the Andes, and vast areas of land owned by the American Douglas Tompkins in Neuquén, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego.
Meanwhile, some 13 million hectares are available for sale today, according to estate agents and provincial legislators, houses an almost indefinite number of public lands. "Every time you accumulate more and more complaints in Black River and other provinces the sale of public land at bargain prices.
values \u200b\u200bdo not reach the $ 100 per hectare in many cases. The surfaces are awarded to foreign magnates or individuals involved in these businesses, "said Rep. Magdalena rionegrina Odarda to the site.
Ángel González, head of an NGO aimed at guaranteeing free access to lakeshores and rivers, also noted this concern . "Foreigners are populating the Patagonia, just in areas with an abundance of riches.
Near streams, rivers and lakes. The fences are becoming increasingly common. Hence the ongoing projects are presented asking the involvement of environmental agencies.
For its part, July Traverso, representative in the region of Nordheimer estate, confirmed that prices per hectare are laughable in some southern areas. "Today in Santa Cruz, Three Lakes, you can buy dollars a30 hectare fields.
Or maybe less. While not represent the best of the province, have water and are suitable for the operation of sheep, "he said.estate
From Anton, based in Esquel, Chubut, Rodrigo Antón, sales manager, confirmed the continuing arrival of foreigners in search of land.
"Many foreigners come and buy for resale, although the majority has done for residential purposes and filing. Leverage also that the price of land remains virtually unchanged since 2008," he said.
Gonzalo Sanchez, author of The Patagonia sold had already warned: "Historically, Argentina has been selling his land, but the problem is that they are marketing land not be sold," he said.
And he denounced the lack of regulation in tax areas, ie those where each province decides whether to sell and how.
Meanwhile, Rep. Odarda said that complaints related to the market without strategic control of land "does not only happen in Black River, but also finds a similar movement in Chubut and Santa Cruz.
And said:" It was found that over 50% of sales records authorizations in border areas have some type of irregularity. "