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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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Bio Bio's eclectic yet minimalist decor provides a refreshing change of scene and a perfect backdrop for the restaurant's tasty and non-pretentious dishes: blue water vases on every table, funky, thick wires sporting small lightbulbs sticking out of the ceiling like android octopi, a few brightly colored finned fish tails in a line on one wall, large windows, white paint and almost-utilitarian tables and chairs.
In late June, less than a month after completing the purchase of a share in Bio Bio, CEMEX announced its intention to participate in the Egyptian government's sale of a 77% share of Assiut Cement.
Norske Skog Bio Bio produces some 125,000 tonnes of newsprint, of which 50% is aimed for the Chilean market, while the remaining 50% is exported to other countries in South America, according to the firm's website.Country: ChileSector: Paper/Packaging/Office SuppliesTarget: Norske Skog Bio BioBuyer: Group BO , Pathfinder GroupVendor: Norske Skogindustrier ASDeal size in USD: 56m
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.
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.