Paraguay reshuffles cabinet after violent Covid-19 protests
Today 08:36 Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez announces cabinet reshuffle after violent street protests over the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Today 08:36 Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez announces cabinet reshuffle after violent street protests over the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Today 08:28 Court proceedings against Alberto Fujimori, for a programme blamed for forcibly sterilising thousands of poor women, has generated hope among victims that justice will finally be served in Peru.
Today 08:12 CONMEBOL postponed two rounds of 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled later this month because of Covid-19 quarantine rules affecting European-based players and the threat of clubs refusing to release their international stars.
Yesterdat 09:46 The convergence between president and vice-president, consolidated this week in favour of the latter’s line, carries the price of those who have always written off Alberto Fernández as a puppet standing vindicated.
Yesterdat 09:42 Stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 09:34 Argentina to receive more than 1.9 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine by the end of May, thanks to the World Health Organisation and United Nations’ Covax mechanism.
Yesterdat 09:29 The president’s speech was not all about Covid. Fernández drove home the message – with the five members of the Supreme Court looking on remotely – that he is not satisfied with the performance of the judicial branch.
Yesterdat 09:24 Last Monday was not “100 percent Cristina” – the spirit of her perhaps but not the letter. More credit should go to Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero.
Yesterdat 09:15 Argentina’s Peronist leader has delivered the International Monetary Fund a clear message, echoing the lines of a Kirchnerite think-tank and modifying Economy Minister Martín Guzmán’s plans to seal a debt restructuring deal by May.
Yesterdat 09:11 National government and pharmaceuticals sector have agreed to invest millions of dollars in the production of medical cannabis, says president.
Yesterdat 09:07 National private-sector group plunges into the medicinal cannabis industry by taking control of Canadian-based company Blueberries. Among the investors in this multi-million venture, former PRO deputy Facundo Garretón and Claudio Belocopitt, the owner of Swiss Medical Group and Grupo América.
Yesterdat 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.
Yesterdat 08:53 Out of every crisis arises possible opportunity. And at the Bombonera, a tantalising prospect: that local legend Luis 'Pulga' Rodríguez could finally receive his chance to shine at one of Argentina's biggest football institutions.
Yesterdat 08:47 In landmark annual speech to Congress, President Alberto Fernández reiterates call for broad judicial reform and announces he will be taking his predecessor Maurico Macri to court over mega-loan from the IMF, whom he warns against “recessive austerity.”
Yesterdat 08:40 Former Brazil president – the country’s first to be re-elected for a subsequent term – discusses Jair Bolsonaro, inequality, poverty and what it means a social democrat in the 21st century.
Yesterdat 08:28 Is Alberto his own man or just a dutiful servant who is willing to go to any extreme to ingratiate himself with an employer who has plenty of good reasons to despise him?
Yesterdat 08:22 Benjamin Cohen, one of the founding fathers of International Political Economy (IPE), analyses the monetary aspect of the dispute between the United States and China, while detailing why he describes Argentina “is one of the saddest cases in economic history.”
Yesterdat 08:18 UN, IACHR and opposition express concern and criticism, after provincial police officers deploy tear gas and fire rubber bullets against protesters in Formosa rejecting return to strict Covid-19 isolation measures.
Yesterdat 08:11 It is troubling to see how both President Alberto Fernández and certain leaders in the opposition have given up their “post-grieta” posture all too quickly, proving their political and ideological fragility.
05-03-2021 22:00 Demonstrators take to streets to protest return to strict isolation measures in wake of new Covid-19 outbreak; United Nations expresses concerns over “indiscriminate use of force” by police.
05-03-2021 12:22 More than 40,000 people were tortured and another 3,200 were murdered or disappeared in the 17 years of Augusto Pinochet's regime (1973-1990), which savaged women, making them victims of aberrant methods of torture specially focused on sexual violence.
05-03-2021 02:53 River Plate were crowned champions of the Supercopa Argentina-2019 on Thursday night after hammering Racing Club 5-0 in the first ever match at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, in Santiago del Estero.
05-03-2021 02:39 Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro confirms he will travel to Buenos Aires on March 26 for the Mercosur summit, setting up his first face-to-face encounter with President Alberto Fernández.
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.
04-03-2021 16:47 Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner let rip at Argentina's Judiciary on Thursday, accusing the courts of engaging in "persecution" against her as she gave testimony in graft case.
04-03-2021 15:33 The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that bans choke holds and combats racial profiling cleared the US House of Representatives Wednesday.
04-03-2021 13:53 Brazil's Health Ministry has recorded an average of more than 1,300 Covid-19 fatalities per day over the past week, the worst yet for the hard-hit country of 212 million people.
04-03-2021 13:41 Number of poor people in the region rose by 22 million in 2020 to 209 million. ECLAC calls for "new welfare state."
03-03-2021 18:44 Chile has managed to inoculate 18% of its population with at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19 and is among the first five countries in the world to do so.
03-03-2021 15:58 On 3 March 2020, the first case of Covid-19 was detected in Argentina. One year on, more than 2.11 million have been infected and 52,000 people have lost their lives.
03-03-2021 14:57 Palestinian authorities hail decision by ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open probe into alleged war crimes, a move Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu describes as "the essence of anti-Semitism."
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.
03-03-2021 10:54 Former France president Nicolas Sarkozy launches offensive to clear his name after being handed a three-year sentence for corruption, lambasting the verdict and mulling a petition to Europe's top rights court.
03-03-2021 10:43 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon defends handling of sexual assault claims against her predecessor Alex Salmond, in a case that has erupted into a full-blown crisis.
03-03-2021 10:26 The economy of Argentina's giant neighbour registered a 4.1% contraction in 2020, according to official data.
02-03-2021 21:29 Fernández and government officials clash with opposition figureheads on social media in wake of last Saturday's anti-government protest, as president condemns use of body bags at rally condemning 'VIP vaccine' scandal.
02-03-2021 20:47 Number may be raised if Colombia's vaccination campaign goes according to plan, and the number of coronavirus cases drops, said the minister.
02-03-2021 18:16 More than 238 million doses will be distributed around the world by the end of May through the Covax programme aimed at boosting access to coronavirus jabs in poorer nations.
02-03-2021 14:36 Mauricio Pochettino was given the luxury of time at Tottenham Hotspur to build a team that would go on to reach a Champions League final, but the Argentine knows the demands are different now he is in charge at Paris Saint-Germain.
01-03-2021 22:24 Government has now managed to acquire four million doses of various coronavirus vaccines, lower than its initial target set last year.
01-03-2021 22:14 Colombia becomes the first country in the Americas to receive a delivery of coronavirus vaccines through the global Covax scheme that aims to ensure poorer countries are not left behind in the global immunisation drive.
01-03-2021 22:01 Latin American e-commerce powerhouse MercadoLibre Inc. is more than doubling its Brazilian investment this year, planning to deploy in 2021 the same amount it spent in the past four years combined.
01-03-2021 21:55 An estimated 270,000 Peruvians were subjected to surgery to have their fallopian tubes tied as part of a family planning program instigated during Alberto Fujimori's final four years in power.
01-03-2021 18:05 Uruguay, the last country in South America to receive delivery of coronavirus vaccines, started its inoculation campaign Monday with a focus on teachers, soldiers, police and firefighters.
01-03-2021 17:15 President Alberto Fernández reiterates his call for broad judicial reform and warns IMF he won't accept a "recessive adjustment" as he delivers speech opening new congressional sessions.
01-03-2021 16:42 Maradona's daughters, Gianinna and Jana, have contributed fresh witness testimonies to the involuntary manslaughter probe into their father's death.
01-03-2021 14:29 Vista Oil & Gas has become one of the largest oil producers in the shale-rich Vaca Muerta basin, and is aiming for further growth in 2021.
01-03-2021 14:08 New shipment of Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Buenos Aires, the government confirmed in a statement.
01-03-2021 12:37 This month, the European Commission will propose rules for an EU "Digital Green Pass" showing proof of Covid-19 vaccination and test results.
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 08:59 Anti-government demonstrators rally in cities across the country in protest at the 'VIP vaccines' scandal; President Fernández condemns small group of protesters who attach mock body bags to the gates of the Casa Rosada.
28-02-2021 08:17 Elsa Nélida Alonso becomes the 1,000,000th person to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Argentina, receiving her jab at the Hospital de Cuenca Alta Néstor Kirchner SAMIC in Cañuelas from nurse María de los Ángeles Martínez.
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.
28-02-2021 07:09 Ecuador health minister resigned Friday, becoming the third top Latin American health official forced out in two weeks as outrage grows over the ability of the region’s richest and most powerful to obtain vaccinations before the rest of the population.
28-02-2021 07:01 Asked how he sees his final days, 84-year-old Argentine pontiff tells Nelson Castro: "I will be pope, either active or emeritus, and in Rome. I will not return to Argentina."
27-02-2021 08:59 With President Alberto Fernández set to open the ordinary sessions of Congress with a state-of-the-nation address, the usual buzz of anticipation is conspicuous by its absence.
27-02-2021 08:53 Our pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
27-02-2021 08:46 Prosecutor Stornelli seeks probe against City Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Health Minister Fernán Quirós. Opposition dismisses claims, says City Hall is “transparent.”
27-02-2021 08:42 The paradox of corruption is that it is such an ingrained everyday phenomenon at many levels that it explodes into big news relatively infrequently.
27-02-2021 08:36 For the Kirchnerites, “identity politics” has many attractions.
27-02-2021 08:28 Iconic Kirchnerite businessman sentenced to more than a decade behind bars for money-laundering an estimated US$55 million between 2010 and 2013.
27-02-2021 08:21 Bolsonaro set to visit Buenos Aires for trade bloc’s next summit; Brazilian foreign minister accuses ‘interest groups’ using the environment as ‘pretext’ to block ratification of EU-Mercosur deal.
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.
27-02-2021 07:41 US pharma giant accused of “bullying” Latin American governments in Covid vaccine negotiations, even asking Argentina and Brazil to put up sovereign assets as guarantees against any future legal costs.
27-02-2021 07:29 Cutting corners, contacting cronies for dodgy favours and jumping lines is almost a national sport in Argentina.
27-02-2021 07:21 Former health access secretary, 48, is a vaccine specialist best known for being the public face of the government’s daily coronavirus briefings.
27-02-2021 07:12 The diagnosis could complicate things severely for the government, given the newly appointed minister’s role and how many other officials she has been in contact with of late.
27-02-2021 07:06 Opposition leaders pile on pressure over “vaccinations of privilege,” accusing ruling Peronist coalition of seeking to “vaccinate a Kirchnerite oligarchy.”
26-02-2021 16:58 Argentina is considering using new reserves to be issued by the International Monetary Fund to make a payment due to the lender in September, according to a person with direct knowledge.
26-02-2021 14:08 Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine to be produced and manufactured in Argentina by local firm Laboratorios Richmond.
26-02-2021 13:22 US carried out airstrikes in eastern Syria on sites connected to Iranian-backed groups believed to be involved in recent attacks in Iraq, first overt use of military force under President Joe Biden.
26-02-2021 13:13 Sampaoli, fiery 60-year-old Argentine who coached his country at the 2018 World Cup and this week announced his departure from Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, set to take charge of French side.
26-02-2021 13:08 With the price of copper reaching a 10-year high thanks in no small part to China's insatiable appetite, Chile faces a "unique" opportunity, according to experts.
26-02-2021 01:35 Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti, Foreign Minister Felipe Solá and China's Ambassador to Argentina Zou Xiaol were on runway to witness vaccine flight’s arrival.
26-02-2021 01:31 BRCA extends deadline for companies to restructure debt in dollars until December 31.
25-02-2021 18:22 Economy Minister Martín Guzmán will visit Washington in mid-March, confirms IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice.
25-02-2021 17:35 Bureau’s Monthly Estimator of Economic Activity (EMAE), published Wednesday, revealed the economy fell by 2.2% in December.
25-02-2021 15:27 Vaccine passports: the new normal or drivers of inequality? While some countries and private sector entities believe they could be a ticket to return to pre-pandemic activities, others claim they could be divisive and discriminatory.
24-02-2021 17:52 Economic growth month-over-month slowed to a crawl of 0.9% growth in December, down from 1.4% in November.
24-02-2021 17:49 Businessman Lázaro Báez, at the centre of a corruption probe involving ex-presidents Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Néstor Kirchner, was sentenced to 12 years in jail Wednesday on money-laundering charges
24-02-2021 16:38 Venezuela on Wednesday expelled the European Union's ambassador to Caracas in response to new sanctions, giving the Portuguese envoy 72 hours to leave the country and raising the bloc's renewed ire.
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.
24-02-2021 08:52 German court convicts former Syrian intelligence service agent for complicity in crimes against humanity, in the first court case worldwide over state-sponsored torture by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government.
23-02-2021 21:52 At least 62 inmates died Tuesday and several were injured in riots blamed on gang rivalry at three jails in Ecuador's overcrowded prison system, authorities said.
23-02-2021 21:01 Australia and Qatar have pulled out of the 2021 Copa América starting in June, South American football's governing body CONMEBOL confirms.
23-02-2021 16:49 Alberto Fernández and Andrés Manuel López Obrador call for fairer distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in Latin America and across the world, with both in agreement that rich nations are monopolising jabs.
23-02-2021 15:00 Exempting Covid-19 vaccines from intellectual property rights will not speed up production or distribution of the jabs, a pharmaceutical industry association argued Tuesday.
23-02-2021 14:09 Peronist leader says that while he rejects the “irregular” vaccinations, it had already cost the resignation of his health minister Ginés González García and did not amount to a crime.
23-02-2021 13:17 Prosecutors to convene a medical board on March 8 to decide whether or not Diego Armando Maradona received proper medical treatment before his death.
23-02-2021 12:24 Latin America and the Caribbean, the region where the coronavirus caused the worst economic destruction and more than a quarter of the world’s deaths, is now falling victim to a slow inoculation campaign.
22-02-2021 23:38 Pressure grows on Alberto Fernández administration over ‘VIP vaccination’ scandal. Casa Rosada releases a list of Peronist leaders, officials and their family members who received Sputnik jab.
22-02-2021 21:39 Argentina hopes to receive one million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 "in the next few days," Health Minister Carla Vizzotti said Monday.
22-02-2021 20:45 A sell-off in Brazil’s state-controlled oil firm Petrobras picked up on Monday after a group of analysts downgraded the stock within 24 hours, following Jair Bolsonaro's decision to replace the company’s chief executive officer.
22-02-2021 17:15 Following the controversial "VIP Vaccination" scandal that surfaced at the tail-end of last week, a new Management & Fit survey finds that six out of ten people lack confidence in government's vaccine plan.