A crypto-revolution in Argentina
Today 00:17 Argentina’s economy is prime breeding ground for the crypto-world. And the populist promise of cheap energy here is a crypto-miner’s dream.
Today 00:17 Argentina’s economy is prime breeding ground for the crypto-world. And the populist promise of cheap energy here is a crypto-miner’s dream.
Today 00:14 Instead of moving forward with the times, Alberto Fernández took several steps backwards to an epoch in which having European roots was regarded as a good thing. He is by no means the first president to do this.
Today 00:11 Political gridlock and Odebrecht corruption were the main causes of Peru’s downturn accelerated by PPK’s ouster in 2018, but the coronavirus pandemic has turned the decline into a free fall – indeed the worst in the region after Venezuela.
Today 00:06 Peru's caretaker president Francisco Sagasti calls on Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori to "maintain calm in difficult times," with polarised run-off still to yield a result five days after elections.
Today 00:04 Brazil kicks-off the Copa América that almost never was tomorrow. The problems faced by international football's oldest competition have been innumerous.
Today 00:01 If other countries doing things right are going wrong, could the reverse be true for Argentina?
Today 00:00 Former vice-president, governor of Buenos Aires Province and presidential candidate on Alberto Fernández, the upcoming midterms and rebuilding bilateral relations as ambassador to Brazil.
Yesterdat 23:51 At less than half its historical average, the Paraná’s low flow impedes Argentina’s exports as a concession to manage the waterway comes up for renewal.
Yesterdat 23:48 Argentina does not feature on list of nations that will benefit.
Yesterdat 23:45 Argentina’s death toll from Covid-19 continues to rise and healthcare professionals are feeling the strain.
Yesterdat 23:42 President Fernández extends existing emergency decree for two weeks; Health Ministry confirms 27,628 infections and 699 deaths over past 24 hours.
Yesterdat 23:41 City Mayor announces a relaxation of restrictions, including opening hours for restaurants and bars. Curfew hours will now run from 11pm to 6am in capital.
Yesterdat 23:38 Buenos Aires Province governor announces "gradual" return to classroom schooling as from Wednesday, as part of the new phase of Covid-19 restrictions running until June 25, as well as an agreement with China’s CanSino lab for five million vaccines.
Yesterdat 23:33 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 18:53 Gustavo Angulo Arboleda, also known as "Cherry", confessed to abducting and killing of two journalists and their driver on the border between Ecuador and Colombia.
Yesterdat 18:34 Videos from the rear seats of the Brazilian president's flight show a riotous scene as passengers waved the middle finger and shouted "Get out, Bolsonaro!" and "Genocidal maniac!"
Yesterdat 17:47 Uruguay striker Sebastián 'Loco' Abreu, who holds the Guinness World Record as the professional to have played for the most clubs played his last game Friday at the age of 44.
Yesterdat 02:54 Keiko Fujimori’s legal woes flare up again as she challenges results of Peru run-off. Leftist Pedro Castillo considers himself the winner, but final results may still be days away.
Yesterdat 01:53 Almost a third of households in Argentina do not have a fixed Internet connection, says new report. Huge disparity in access nationwide.
Yesterdat 00:55 Chile inaugurated Cerro Dominador, Latin America's first-ever thermosolar energy plant, as a step in the country's quest for carbon-neutrality by 2050.
Yesterdat 00:41 Brazil's highest court rules country can host the Copa América despite the coronavirus pandemic, clearing the way for the troubled football tournament to kick off.
Yesterdat 00:36 Draws in World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia remind the Albiceleste that there’s little margin for error. But there’s still grounds for optimism ahead of the Covid Copa in Brazil.
10-06-2021 17:49 Argentina’s president is the first head of state to congratulate Pedro Castillo and hail him as Peru’s next leader – even though rival Keiko Fujimori has said she will challenge the outcome.
10-06-2021 16:04 The United States will donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations, the White House said Thursday, to "supercharge" the pandemic fight.
10-06-2021 14:21 A Peruvian prosecutor asked a court Thursday to order preventive custody for presidential hopeful Keiko Fujimori, who is accused of corruption and trailing in the final tallying of votes cast in elections Sunday.
10-06-2021 08:00 Worst drought in nearly a century to hit two key regions in Brazil is wreaking havoc on hydroelectric dams and crops – and threatening country's nascent pandemic recovery.
09-06-2021 20:13 President Alberto Fernández issued an apology Wednesday after declaring that "Mexicans came from the Indians, the Brazilians came out of the jungle, but we Argentines came from boats from Europe."
09-06-2021 19:54 Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez offers “absolute and total” support to the Argentine government’s bid to renegotiate debt with IMF and Paris Club during one-day visit to Buenos Aires.
09-06-2021 18:03 Argentina’s Congress grills representatives of pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer and Laboratorios Richmond, over the delayed deliveries of vaccines against Covid-19.
09-06-2021 16:25 Ex-Macri administration official and alleged ‘judicial operator,’ accused of "extortion and illicit association,” has been living in Uruguay since the end of 2020. Rodríguez Simón has requested asylum due to political “persecution.”
09-06-2021 14:51 Latin America and the Caribbean will have "modest economic recoveries" in 2021, the World Bank has warned. Argentina's economy forecast to rebound 6.4% this year.
09-06-2021 13:33 Mastercard said Wednesday it had decided not to "activate" its sponsorship of the Copa América in Brazil, meaning it will not place its logo inside stadiums or on promotional materials.
09-06-2021 09:33 Lawmakers in El Salvador approve bill that will eventually allow digital currency to be used for many aspects of daily life, from property purchases to tax contributions.
09-06-2021 09:23 Players from Brazilian national team say they are against playing the troubled Copa América in their country, but will not boycott the tournament. Strong criticism of CONMEBOL.
09-06-2021 09:12 Leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo indicates his party won Sunday's election, but rival right-winger Keiko Fujimori likely to demand recount.
09-06-2021 01:23 Warner Bros.' big-screen version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In The Heights" arrives in US theaters Thursday — a lavish production that puts Latino stories, stars and filmmakers front and center.
08-06-2021 20:17 Argentina surpassed four million confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, after the Health Ministry recorded 31,137 new infections over the past 24 hours.
08-06-2021 19:47 Golf champion Ángel 'Pato' Cabrera was extradited from Brazil on Tuesday to face domestic violence accusations in Argentina brought by several women.
08-06-2021 19:41 Brazil's highest tribunal agrees to hold hearings Thursday to address two requests to block start of Copa América, casting new doubt on the troubled tournament just five days from kick-off.
08-06-2021 17:00 The price of bitcoin fell sharply on Tuesday by 8.6% to a value of $31,501, a level not seen since mid-May, dragging other cryptocurrencies in its wake.
08-06-2021 16:34 A study out this week in Genome Medicine found international travellers to be "reservoirs and spreaders" of drug-resistant superbugs.
08-06-2021 15:43 Based on geological evidence collected over the six decades scientists have been tracking atmospheric CO₂, this year's peak appears to be the highest in as long as 4.5 million years.
07-06-2021 23:37 Right-wing presidential hopeful Keiko Fujimori alleges "irregularities" and "signs of fraud," as her leftist rival Pedro Castillo takes lead in the vote count.
07-06-2021 23:23 Brazil, already battered by the pandemic, braces for its third wave of Covid-19 fueled by vaccination delays and lack of containment measures.
07-06-2021 22:59 A Nicaraguan court ordered Arturo Cruz, an opposition politician, to be held in preventive custody for three months on "provocation" allegations days after another challenger of President Daniel Ortega was placed under house arrest.
07-06-2021 17:52 Pensioners crying with joy, wine poured into a dead relative's urn and hooligan violence – fans of Club Atlético Colón celebrate the side's first ever top-flight title.
07-06-2021 17:34 Bar and restaurant owners stage protest in Plaza Serrano against government's Covid-19 measures, demanding more help and flexibilisation restrictions on opening hours.
07-06-2021 17:32 Aerolíneas Argentinas flight heads to Moscow to pick up back the first consignment of active ingredients for producing Sputnik V in Argentina. Fresh delays in the arrival of AstraZeneca vaccine deliveries.
07-06-2021 13:00 President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s coalition is on course to lose its super-majority in Mexico's lower house after key midterm elections, according to initial results.
06-06-2021 21:47 Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Castillo were locked in a "statistical draw" in an exit poll as voting closed in Peru's presidential election on Sunday.
06-06-2021 16:45 "With an enormous effort from the AFA ... the National Team will travel to Brazil to play the continental competition," declares Argentine Football Association.
06-06-2021 09:32 Argentina's economy minister says move to create a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% is "a positive step to attack tax avoidance from multinationals."
06-06-2021 09:24 Group of Seven rich nations agree landmark deal that could help countries collect more taxes from big companies and enable governments to impose levies on tech giants such as Amazon and Facebook.
05-06-2021 00:46 Veteran forward says he's quitting Boca Juniors and will no longer play football in Argentina, though he stops short of officially retiring.
05-06-2021 00:38 In a nation of heated discussions and high passions, the political arena has mimicked the deep divisions of a football derby.
05-06-2021 00:36 Why does the government led by Alberto Fernández go out of its way to snub the Western powers and their allies, so it can make common cause with the enemies of what, despite everything, still remains of the old international order?
05-06-2021 00:29 World Environment Day is upon us and climate change takes centre stage.
05-06-2021 00:26 There’s plenty left to resolve for Juntos por el Cambio as this year’s PASO primaries and midterm elections approach. Internal tensions are growing and the lack of a clear leader leaves a lot of room for debate.
05-06-2021 00:18 A look at Maud Daverio de Cox’s new book, 'El misterio de las causalidades.'
05-06-2021 00:12 Radical Senator Julio Cobos, who served as vice-president in Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's first term in office, on the origins of the grieta rift, his party’s role in the opposition coalition and what a nation wants from a president.
05-06-2021 00:01 Death of two youths prompts residents on the west side of Rosario to take to the streets, demanding justice and an end to drug gangs and their violent turf wars.
04-06-2021 23:56 It’s that time of the year again and there’s renewed curiosity on social networks about the origins of Argentina’s famed ‘aguinaldo,’ the benefit received by workers twice a year.
04-06-2021 23:43 National Deputy Ayelén Spósito (Frente de Todos-Río Negro) has returned to her home province and the medical profession to fight coronavirus at the Aníbal Serra de San Antonio Oeste Hospital in San Antonio Oeste.
04-06-2021 23:41 Pfizer controversy takes over political debate as Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero appears before Congress.
04-06-2021 23:38 Regional governing body strips Argentina of tournament due to Covid surge… and bafflingly takes it instead to virus-ravaged Brazil.
04-06-2021 23:27 Argentina’s Covid-19 death toll surpassed 80,000 on Friday, following the confirmation of 539 new deaths over the preceding 24 hours.
04-06-2021 23:07 President showers Russian leader with praise as nations confirm mass production of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in Argentina will begin imminently.
04-06-2021 23:04 Governor Axel Kicillof says deal with Indian laboratory Bharat Biotech depends on four conditions and that province will offer shots "to the national government for distribution among all provinces."
04-06-2021 22:59 A selection of the stories that seized the headlines over the past week in Argentina.
04-06-2021 22:55 Everything might seem to depend on vaccines but single-issue politics is unlikely to sway an election conditioned by multiple factors.
04-06-2021 17:20 Alberto Fernández and Vladimir Putin formally announce that pharmaceutical company Laboratorios Richmond SA will start producing the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.
04-06-2021 14:59 Facebook says it has banned former US President Donald Trump for two years, saying he deserved the maximum punishment possible for violating platform rules over a deadly attack by his supporters on the US Capitol.
04-06-2021 14:43 Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he is hoping to improve deeply damaged relations with the United States when he holds his first summit with US counterpart Joe Biden later this month.
04-06-2021 02:18 Albiceleste misses chance to take top spot in South American World Cup qualifying group, after Chile held national side 1-1 on Thursday night.
04-06-2021 02:11 This week has seen a wave of activity in international football, most of which occurred far away from the confines of the pitch. But Thursday night's 1-1 draw keeps Argentina's unbeaten qualifier record intact and on track for a place at Qatar 2022.
04-06-2021 02:00 Argentina may be a leader in the production and sale of grains and oilseeds, but the country does not yet have a comprehensive strategy for the recycling of pesticide and fertiliser containers.
03-06-2021 21:26 Israel could be nearing the end of an era, after an unlikely alliance of parties from across the political spectrum agree to form a government to unseat veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
03-06-2021 20:13 This year, exports have brought in US$13.3 billion so far – the highest level in 18 years for this time of the season.
03-06-2021 17:57 After a 31-year-old man developed thrombosis after being immunized, Chile became the latest country to limit use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine due to links with rare blood clots.
03-06-2021 14:39 Biden outlines plan for the first of 80 million coronavirus vaccine doses that the US will distribute globally, with 75% of shots disbursed via the Covax programme.
03-06-2021 13:45 Federación Agraria Argentina announces resumption of deliveries and end to two-week halt on beef sales, while seeking an urgent meeting with President Alberto Fernández.
03-06-2021 10:22 Pedro Castillo’s rise is a consequence of the political upheaval sweeping Latin America, as it’s battered by Covid-19 and an economic crisis that has exposed and exacerbated long-standing inequalities.
02-06-2021 21:55 Cuba has received a batch of syringes and needles for its vaccination campaign against Covid-19, thanks to a donation from civil organisations in Argentina.
02-06-2021 18:04 National team coaches from Argentina and Chile hit out at the decision to play the Copa América in coronavirus-stricken Brazil on Wednesday.
02-06-2021 17:28 Argentine striker Sergio Agüero backed the decision to strip Argentina of Copa América hosting rights and move the tournament to Brazil.
02-06-2021 16:38 Mexico's Covid-19 death toll of more than 227,000 is the fourth-highest in the world. On Sunday, citizens will go to the polls to elect 500 members of the lower house of Congress, as well as 15 state governors and thousands of local politicians.
02-06-2021 16:32 Provincial government sends revised debt restructuring proposal to major creditors.
02-06-2021 15:59 Brazilian police carried out raids in the Amazonas state Wednesday, targeting top officials suspected of embezzling pandemic emergency funds.
02-06-2021 12:27 Brazil agrees to stand-in as emergency host for the troubled Copa América, though the threats of a Covid-19 surge, political divisions and a court battle still loom over the tournament.
01-06-2021 21:55 C5N fires journalist Tomás Méndez for organising an 'escrache' protest outside opposition leader’s Patricia Bullrich’s house. News channel says "such actions do not form part of our journalistic style."
01-06-2021 15:10 Eight of the ten countries reporting the coronavirus highest mortality rates in the last week were in the Americas, says WHO official.
01-06-2021 12:15 Pope Francis has updated the Catholic Church's criminal code, adding details on punishing sexual abuse crimes of minors by priests, measures long sought by activists against paedophilia.
01-06-2021 10:54 Decision to move Copa América to pandemic-battered Brazil draws criticism from epidemiologists – and a flurry of jokes.
01-06-2021 10:43 Sergio Agüero says he is hoping to have the "pleasure" of playing alongside Lionel Messi, after signing a two-year deal with Barcelona.
01-06-2021 07:00 According to feminist campaigners Mumalá, the provinces with the highest rate of femicides in Argentina are Santiago del Estero, Neuquén, La Rioja, Formosa and Tucumán.
31-05-2021 17:09 Argentina took delivery of more than 2.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine against Covid-19 on Monday morning, handing a timely boost to the government's mass vaccination campaign.
31-05-2021 16:34 Toll adjusted from 69,342 to 180,764 on the advice of a panel of Peruvian and international health experts, Prime Minister Violeta Bermúdez told reporters in Lima.
31-05-2021 15:13 Barcelona have signed Argentine forward Sergio Agüero on a deal until 2023, the Catalan giants announced today. In a statement, Barca said that 'Kun,' who arrives after a decade at Manchester City, has a buy-out clause "set at 100 million euros."
31-05-2021 15:01 In a baffling decision, CONMEBOL announced Monday that the Copa América will now be played in Brazil, which is currently bracing for a third coronavirus wave.