Villa La Angostura, Argentina suffers $200 million deficit in response to Puyehue crisis

Posted on June 20, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Chile, Enviromental Issues, South America, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

The Bureau of Agreements to the Sustainability of Villa La Angostura released a report documenting the socioeconomic and environmental impact volcano Puyehue is and will have on the town and solutions to overcome the current crisis, according to Villa La Angostura of Neuquén province is the Argentine town most heavily effected by the Chilean volcano that erupted June 4 and remains active. The Revenue of Annual Tourism calculated that the economic impact of the disaster could reach beyond $200 million and affect 900 businesses and 3,500 jobs. These numbers could easily increase in 2012 depending on the how long the volcano continues to be active.
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