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2011-05-23 12:29:00

VENTURA, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patagonia Inc., the enviro-minded apparel company, staged a peaceful 500-employee-strong cacerolazo - a Chilean-style protest developed in the Pinochet era where citizens bang pots and pans in loud opposition - to protest the Chilean government's approval of a multi-national energy company to construct five huge dams in the area of southern Chile that inspired Yvon Chouinard to name the company Patagonia.


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