What we learned this week: May 1 to 8
Yesterdat 00:26 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 00:26 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
07-05-2021 15:54 The intensive care ward of the Hospital Néstor Kirchner in Florencia Varela has been swamped for the past year, ever since the coronavirus pandemic reached Argentina. Most people who enter with respiratory problems spend several weeks or even months there.
07-05-2021 08:00 As Argentines battles high inflation, a weaker currency and a shortage of US dollars, citizens have been putting their money into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Tether, Etherium or Dai.
06-05-2021 11:39 The Environment Ministry launched the “Green Mondays” campaign this week to cut the amount of greenhouse gases produced by cattle ranching. The programme encourages people to substitute all types of meat with plant-based proteins.
04-05-2021 13:17 Supreme Court rules in favour of the Buenos Aires City government in its education dispute with the national government, confirming City Hall has the right to decide whether in-person classes in the capital should continue.
03-05-2021 21:45 Unidentified 29-year-old arrested by immigration authorities after falsifying Covid test result to fly from Miami to Buenos Aires. Young man, who had in fact tested positive, could face more than three years behind bars for putting the lives of passengers and crew at risk.
03-05-2021 12:09 Almost 76 years after the end of the Holocaust, the descendants of those forced out of Austria by the Nazis are reclaiming the nationality stolen from their refugee ancestors.
01-05-2021 00:01 Our pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
30-04-2021 02:00 In poverty-stricken La Matanza, the economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic is hitting hard, with more and more people flocking to soup kitchens to feed their families.
29-04-2021 12:15 A week of blockbuster earnings reports from Big Tech culminated Thursday with Amazon crushing forecasts of how much money it would rake in from pandemic-revved online shopping and growing reliance on internet-hosted services.
28-04-2021 11:03 With the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, human activity on the Galapagos Islands ground almost to a halt, leaving giant tortoises, iguanas and other endemic species to themselves.
27-04-2021 13:07 Researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have found that ambitious climate policies could reduce extreme poverty in developing countries if governments opted for robust taxes on emitters that were then fairly distributed to help the poor.
24-04-2021 01:45 As the world marked Earth Day, the first-ever treaty to protect the rights of environmental defenders was ratified by Latin American.
24-04-2021 00:23 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
23-04-2021 00:01 A female jaguar and her two cubs have been released back into the wild at Iberá National Park in Corrientes Province, as part of a conservation programme run by Rewilding Argentina.
22-04-2021 23:34 With 207 million subscribers across the globe, Netflix is able to monopolise the crowded streaming market, and it is now prioritising emerging Latin American and Asian markets.
22-04-2021 12:42 Survey carried out by the Association of Argentine Entrepreneurs (ASEA) finds that 27% of small businesses in health, gastronomy and culture sectors have been forced to close since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
20-04-2021 13:52 Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice orders 'El Nacional' newspaper to pay Diosdado Cabello US$13.4 million as a punishment in a defamation case.
17-04-2021 09:21 The pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
17-04-2021 08:38 Sensationalist TV presenter, journalist and presenter passes away just a few days after his last show.
17-04-2021 08:29 Argentina-born maestro has been on stage for 71 years and says he is always ready to "start again from scratch."
14-04-2021 11:02 Mendoza is synonymous with Malbec wine, but what's not so well known is that the province has become a reference for wine cellar architecture.
12-04-2021 09:00 Jujuy Province Governor Gerardo Morales has suggested that tobacco farmers begin growing cannabis instead, potentially opening up a multi-million-dollar market – but the province's tobacco chamber isn't fully on board.
10-04-2021 21:54 Two rare white Bengal tigers, Rhiano and Cleo, are being transferred from the City Ecoparque to a spacious sanctuary in the US state of Colorado, City government announces.
10-04-2021 09:22 The stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
10-04-2021 07:26 Government introduces new restrictions after surge in infections, hoping to tread thin line between economic pain and healthcare gain.
07-04-2021 09:33 Changing and poorly explained quarantines, contradictory judgements, erroneous vaccination forecasts: in Brazil, the global epicentre of the pandemic, the fight against the coronavirus is being conducted in the greatest confusion.
06-04-2021 16:44 Facebook says it has removed 14 networks representing more than 1,000 accounts seeking to sway politics around the world, including in Argentina, Iran and El Salvador, while misleading the public about their identity.
06-04-2021 14:31 Matías Morla, Maradona's former lawyer, hits back at the late Argentine football legend's daughters, Dalma and Gianinna, after his offices were raided by anti-fraud police, accusing them of abandoning their father.
03-04-2021 08:55 A pick of some of the headlines that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
03-04-2021 08:02 The coronavirus pandemic has, for the most part, been good for Argentine wine. But vineyards in Mendoza Province are far from celebrating.
03-04-2021 07:49 Scottish historian, professor and brilliant polemicist Niall Ferguson on the coronavirus pandemic, the global economic outlook and the causes of Argentina’s economic failure.
03-04-2021 07:14 Dr Pedro Cahn is the Scientific Director of Fundación Huésped, a major NGO devoted to the fight against HIV/AIDS. During the coronavirus pandemic, he has served as part of an expert committee advising the Presidency and the Health Ministry on how to combat the transmission of Covid-19.
02-04-2021 03:16 Catholics celebrate Easter Mass in the open air, taking precautions against Covid-19.
02-04-2021 02:34 Demonstrators mark International Transgender Day of Visibility by demonstrating outside Congress, demanding greater efforts be made in the search for Tehuel, a 21-year-old who went missing since March 11.
01-04-2021 17:42 At a movie theatre turned culture centre in Rosario, lucky retirees are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 – and enjoying a few Charles Chaplin movies.
31-03-2021 10:52 Prejudice persists in Britain but the country is not "institutionally racist," according to a much-anticipated study published Wednesday by a government commission, which drew an immediate pushback from racial equality campaigners.
30-03-2021 14:37 A third of the planet's agricultural land is at "high risk" of pesticide pollution from the lingering residue of chemical ingredients that can leach into water supplies and threaten biodiversity, according to new research.
27-03-2021 08:57 The pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
27-03-2021 08:11 CONICET researchers Valentina Salvi and Claudia Feld on their new book analysing statements from those who committed crimes against humanity during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.
27-03-2021 07:46 US political scientist Francis Fukuyama – perhaps the most important intellectual of the last 50 years – on ‘The End of History,’ the coronavirus pandemic and populism.
24-03-2021 14:04 Human rights groups, marking the 45th anniversary of the coup that brought the 1976-1983 military dictatorship to power, are planting frees in honour of those who disappeared at the hands of the military junta.
23-03-2021 22:05 On Wednesday, nation pauses for a public holiday to mark the National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice, in remembrance of victims of the brutal military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1976 to 1983.
23-03-2021 14:50 Uruguay revokes temporary residence of Argentine citizen after police raided an illegal party attended by more than 500 people at a private home in Maldonado department.
23-03-2021 14:19 Hundreds of ecologists protested this Monday in Buenos Aires against the privatisation of water, as well as open-pit mining and forest fires.
20-03-2021 08:34 A selection of some of the headlines that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argenina
19-03-2021 02:52 Former president slams Kirchnerism as “final expression of populism,” criticises government's vaccine efforts and predicts opposition return to power in 2023 as he flogs new book.
16-03-2021 18:00 Inventive new audio documentary takes guests on a tour around Recoleta's Plaza Houssay, celebrating the life of Dutch feminist icon Aletta Jacobs and posing questions about Argentina's own history.
13-03-2021 09:16 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
13-03-2021 08:19 Buenos Aires Province Governor Axel Kicillof angrily attacks claims prominent intellectual was offered Covid-19 jab “under the table.”
10-03-2021 14:55 Of the 14 countries that have remained largely closed since March 2020, two-thirds of them are in Latin American and the Caribbean. As children fall further behind in their education, UNICEF worries that some may never return to the classroom.
09-03-2021 08:49 Thousands of women marched in Argentina, which has seen a wave of femicide that has claimed on average one life per day so far this year.
09-03-2021 07:00 Ronald David Scott is a well-known face among the local English-speaking community. Now, his incredible story is going global, thanks to a new film from Grammar Productions.
09-03-2021 07:00 Meet Ronnie Scott, a 103-year-old war hero, born in Argentina in 1917. He's a man with an incredible story to share, a story which shines a light on a chapter of the World War II story almost lost to history.
08-03-2021 12:00 Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey will be hugely damaging to the royal family, according to British media.
06-03-2021 09:42 Stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
06-03-2021 09:00 In men’s football, homophobia is law and hardly anybody dares to break with the norm, with very few coming out of the closet. This, however, is in stark contrast to attitudes in women’s football.
05-03-2021 02:08 From Argentina to Singapore, virus-induced confinement has caused an increase in violence cases and their severity and made it more difficult to report abuses and help victims, activists say.
03-03-2021 11:07 According to the UN, five million Venezuelans have fled their country since 2015. Most have travelled elsewhere in South America, including about a half million to Chile, where many expect to find a chance at a new life in a more stable economy.
01-03-2021 11:10 A colossal dinosaur dug up in the south of the country could be the oldest titanosaur ever found, scientists said Sunday.
28-02-2021 07:41 Hundreds of Venezuelans protested Saturday following the murders of three young women last week, in a rally against femicide in the troubled nation.
27-02-2021 08:53 Our pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
27-02-2021 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.
27-02-2021 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.
27-02-2021 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.
27-02-2021 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.