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Bío-Bío

(bē`ō-bē`ō), river, c.240 mi (390 km) long, rising in the Andes of central Chile and flowing NW to the Pacific Ocean near Concepción. It forms a natural divide between middle and southern Chile. It is navigable for much of its length by flat-bottomed boats, but is rapid and has hydroelectric potential. In colonial times bitter fighting took place along its banks between Spanish forces under Pedro de ValdiviaValdivia, Pedro de
, c.1500–1554, Spanish conquistador, conqueror of Chile. One of Francisco Pizarro's best officers in the conquest of Peru, educated, energetic, somewhat less cruel and avaricious than his fellow conquerors, Valdivia obtained permission from Pizarro to
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 and Araucanian natives. In 1612 the Bío-Bío was fixed as the boundary to native territory; today the Mapuche people live to the south.
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On March 19, government officials in Chile's southcentral Bio Bio province asked an Appeals Court to apply the Anti-terrorist Law to any Mapuches who attack Endesa Chile, a subsidiary of Endesa Espana, the company building a controversial dam on the Bio Bio river.
CHILE -- When the Pangue Dam staunched the flow of Chile's Bio Bio River in 1997, even World Bank President James Wolfensohn had to admit the project was a disaster.
Bio Bio, which opened its doors last December, is a small, unassuming restaurant that saves seafood from its tired, old routines, mixing the best of Mexican and French culinary art into a reinvention of how to eat and enjoy fish.
However this has not dampened the enthusiasm of newly established producer group Berries del Bio Bio which is planning to expand its production threefold by 2003.
CEMEX entered the Chilean market in early June when the company acquired a 12% share in Chile's Cementos Bio Bio for about US$34 million.
Tell your travel agent you're looking for a little R&R, and you're likely to find yourself off to New Zealand for hang gliding, Chile to run the rapids of the Bio Bio River, or Oahu to slice through the air at 100 mph with a parachute on your back.
About BIO BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.
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The company has three refining plants (Aconcagua, Bio Bio, and Gregorio) and produces and sells fuel in the local market, as well as exporting a small portion of its production.