What we learn this week: February 20-27
Yesterdat 08:53 Our pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 08:53 Our pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 08:13 The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rise in so-called ‘digital nomads’ across the world – and the City Government has unveiled a new initiative to tempt them to Buenos Aires.
Yesterdat 08:06 To write about Mario Bunge today, one year after his death on February 24, 2020, at the age of 100, is for me on the one hand difficult, but on the other necessary.
Yesterdat 07:58 Last night Argentinos and Vélez locked horns in the first domestic match screened on the TV Pública for almost four years, a throwback to the ‘Fútbol para Todos’ era which appeared to have gone forever.
Yesterdat 07:51 At stake is the health of our information ecosystem, and therefore the robustness of democracy. This is the time for everyone with a vested interest in a strong field of journalistic production to act.
24-02-2021 16:36 Government announces that it will vaccinate teachers with the one million Sinopharm doses that are due to arrive from China on Friday. First round of vaccines will be given to over 450,000 teachers working in pre-school, special needs and primary schools.
24-02-2021 16:35 Fanne Foxe, an exotic dancer known as the "Argentine Firecracker" who was at the centre of one of the US capital's most notorious sex scandals, has died aged 84.
24-02-2021 11:14 Growing up as identical twins, Mayla and Sofia always did everything together, and their decision to undergo sex reassignment surgery is no exception. Now, they have made the transition they long dreamed of together, in what their doctor calls a first.
24-02-2021 09:00 World Bank warns coronavirus pandemic is reinforcing gender inequality in many countries, with women on average having roughly three-quarters of the legal rights of men.
21-02-2021 08:40 Carla Vizzotti sworn in as Argentina's new health minister, following the resignation of her predecessor Ginés González García.
20-02-2021 08:27 The stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
18-02-2021 23:52 Argentine scientists reveal that rising temperatures and diminished salinity have altered phytoplankton in the Antarctic.
18-02-2021 23:22 After seven months in space, NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars, ready to embark on its mission to search for signs of past life.
17-02-2021 14:54 Schoolchildren from five of Argentina's 24 regional districts returned to classrooms on Wednesday for the first time in almost a year, as the country began a gradual restart of face-to-face classes.
17-02-2021 14:36 Israel unveils "green badge" plan to re-open services to those fully inoculated, stirring controversy about unequal access for those who opt out of the jabs.
16-02-2021 14:49 Four decrees, issued late Friday, increase the number of firearms Brazilians can own from four to six – or up to 60, for those who practice recreational sport shooting – and authorise them to carry up to two guns in public.
13-02-2021 10:32 Our pick of the stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
13-02-2021 10:15 A network of municipalities are reimagining an agricultural production model based on industrial inputs, encouraging a new relationship between farming, food and nature.
13-02-2021 10:04 19-year-old Úrsula Bahillo found brutally stabbed to death. She had previously denounced her suspected killer, former boyfriend and Buenos Aires Province police officer Matías Ezequiel Martínez.
13-02-2021 09:56 "Without health there is no present and without education there is no future," says President Fernández; Ademys union calls 72-hour strike.
13-02-2021 09:48 Jailed Tupac Amaru social activist Milagro Sala, considered a ‘political prisoner’ by most Kirchnerite figures, condemns the decision.
13-02-2021 09:09 Author and journalist Santiago O’Donnell ordered to hand over recordings used to create his best-selling book Hermano, which features interviews with Mariano Macri, brother of former president Mauricio Macri.
12-02-2021 02:30 Brutal stabbing of an 18-year-old woman by her policeman ex-boyfriend sparks anger and outrage across Argentina.
11-02-2021 16:43 According to a UN report published on Wednesday, the pandemic could set women back ten years in terms of employment rate.
06-02-2021 10:28 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
06-02-2021 10:21 Buenos Aires’ legendary Teatro Colón and some of the capital’s most beloved football clubs are assisting the battle against coronavirus, becoming testing and vaccinating sites.
06-02-2021 09:32 Unprecedented run of public hearings draws to a close, with thousands of porteños opposing the City government’s proposal.
03-02-2021 09:33 The British Embassy in Argentina is taking this year's incarnation of their popular annual Harry Potter Book Night online, with a live stream on YouTube at 7.30pm this Thursday.
02-02-2021 16:55 One of the challenges of the post-pandemic world of work, as we hesitantly begin to return to some sort of normality, is that in most cases we will be returning masked. And talking through a mask is far from easy.
02-02-2021 09:17 Humanity's unbridled growth in recent decades has come at a "devastating cost to nature" according a wide-ranging international review on the vital economic role played by our living planet.
01-02-2021 18:27 As tensions between unions and officials continue, Education Minister Nicolás Trotta says schools will be allowed to have face-to-face classes three times a week.
30-01-2021 08:55 Police raid home 10 kilometres from El Bolsón searching for evidence. Investigators believe remnants of asado barbeque were likely cause of blaze that has ravaged 10,000 hectares.
30-01-2021 08:10 Stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina
29-01-2021 12:17 Teenagers in some of the world’s top polluting nations are the strongest believers that global warming is an emergency, according to the largest-ever climate opinion poll.
27-01-2021 10:24 With summer in full swing, officials have ramped up their efforts to stop illegal parties across Buenos Aires Province, breaking up two large gatherings over the weekend.
26-01-2021 09:00 New study probing crime and insecurity finds that nine out of ten porteños say they feel unsafe on the streets of Buenos Aires.
26-01-2021 08:52 Latin America's newspapers, affected financially by the migration of readers to the Internet, are betting on subscription modes to secure their future.
23-01-2021 10:28 Education Minister Nicolás Trotta confirmed this week that no less than 17 provinces will be starting the school year on March 1, with the aim of making classroom presence “the rule.”
23-01-2021 10:25 Education Minister Nicolás Trotta confirms ‘school classes will return to the City of Buenos Aires on February 17 and to Buenos Aires Province on March 1,’ with all other provinces following by March 15.
23-01-2021 09:26 A collection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
21-01-2021 12:11 Scientists have unearthed massive, 98-million-year-old fossils in southwest Argentina they say may have belonged to the largest dinosaur ever discovered.
20-01-2021 14:11 During meeting with Argentine Vegan Union (UVA), President Alberto Fernández tells campaigners he'll give up eating meat if Beatles singer Paul McCartney turns up and plays a tune in his office.
19-01-2021 08:50 Colombian immigration officials announced Monday that foreign nationals caught taking part in underground parties in violation of a ban on social gatherings during the pandemic will be expelled from the country.
16-01-2021 17:39 Group of parents pressure government, organising themselves via social media to demand restoration of face-to-face classes and a meeting with Education Minister Nicolás Trotta.
16-01-2021 09:05 Once upon a time, progressives, or “liberals” as North Americans call them, agreed that censorship was bad. They would have been appalled by the notion that the richest men on Earth were entitled to prevent the sitting US president, however obnoxious many thought him, from communicating with his followers.
16-01-2021 08:19 The key stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
16-01-2021 08:11 Regardless of whether the decisions made by Mark Zuckerbeg and Jack Dorsey were right or wrong, the Trump ban lays bare the absolute fallacy behind arguments used by the major platforms in the past.
16-01-2021 07:27 Education is the real orphan of the debate on systemic change.
14-01-2021 23:19 Culture Ministry officials agree coronavirus protocols with business chambers, unions and film industry staff to allow the re-opening of cinemas.
13-01-2021 23:47 Issues facing home workers and their employers need greater attention, including better safeguards and more awareness of the rights and risks involved, warns United Nations.
11-01-2021 19:08 In scenes that seem to have been ripped straight out a comedy movie, police officers in Buenos Aires Province raided a secret swingers’ party this weekend – only for attendees to mistake one officer for a stripper.
11-01-2021 08:35 There is no current data on how many people identify as transgender in the neighbouring Uruguay, let alone how many of them are minors.
06-01-2021 05:00 In the second of two articles on hate speech and online communication, technology expert Julio López explores how to become involved in the fight against messages of discrimination and prejudice on social networks.
05-01-2021 05:00 In the first of a two-part series on hate speech and online communication, technology expert Julio López explores how easy it is for messages of discrimination and prejudice to spread on social networks.
04-01-2021 15:39 Uruguayan Football Players' Association launches scathing attack on the English Football Association for banning Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani over use of 'negrito' in a social media post.
03-01-2021 16:16 The first pope from Latin America called Diego Maradona a "poet" on the field, as he weighed in on the joys of sport in an interview with Italian newspaper.
02-01-2021 09:27 Economic crisis, rising poverty and unemployment, debt talks, creditors, the IMF, wealth tax, squatters, a police mutiny, the failed appropriation of Vicentin, alleged AFI espionage, ‘lawfare,’ corruption, legalised abortion, diplomacy, disappearances, the death of Diego Maradona… a lot happened in Argentina over the past 12 months, but it was all overshadowed by Covid-19.
29-12-2020 23:47 Three previously undecided senators indicate in speeches that they will likely back the government’s bid to legalise abortion, putting Argentina on the verge of a historic breakthrough.
29-12-2020 08:31 A polarised Senate will decide Tuesday whether to legalise abortion in Argentina in a vote experts say could go either way.
28-12-2020 17:01 Session set to begin 4pm Tuesday. Outcome uncertain, some outlets predict 32-32 tie, a situation that would grant Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner the deciding vote.
27-12-2020 09:12 As the Senate prepares for a December 29 vote on a bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks, the Catholic Church has joined forces with evangelical Christians to fight the measure tooth and nail.
19-12-2020 10:07 Our weekly round-up of the stories that caught our eye in Argentina over the last seven days.
19-12-2020 09:37 Several architects and urban planning experts oppose attempt to sell off coastal land despite history of public use; Local authorities defend the move to ‘revitalise’ area.
19-12-2020 09:29 The Gibraltar, a British-style pub in the heart of San Telmo, has been a favourite of porteños, tourists and expats for two decades. The secret to its success? A warm, friendly atmosphere that ensures many first-time visitors instantly feel like – and become – regulars.
19-12-2020 09:18 In recent years, there has been an unexpected revival of published works on Irish Argentina. This latest effort, by ex-BBC radio presenter and presenter Patrick Speight is a serious and different contribution.
19-12-2020 09:11 Despite this week’s pandemic upturn, the open-air ceremony was well attended, in contrast to last month’s discreet Poppy Day at the same venue.
18-12-2020 17:02 The Colombian indigenous community of Nazareth's leaders said they have halted cruel anti-gay punishments in recent decades and offered a measure of refuge, but with caveats for about 20 gay residents.
12-12-2020 09:23 The stories that made the headlines over the last seven days.
12-12-2020 09:17 For most of us, it’s been one of the most difficult of years in recent memory, but with the festive season nearing, perhaps it’s a good time to count our blessings and remember those less fortunate than ourselves.