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Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest

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Chilean President Bachelet (left) before signing a document to receive a donation of 407,000 hectares of land from Ms McDivitt (right), the widow of US conservationist Douglas Tompkins on March 15.

Santiago

DOUGLAS Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire raised when he started buying up land in Patagonia, the natural paradise at the bottom of South America.

Some accused him of preparing a storage site for American nuclear waste, she says. Others

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