Kirchnerites pressure Guzmán over use of new IMF funds
Yesterdat 01:19 Kirchnerite wing of ruling Frente de Todos coalition wants economy minister to deploy new IMF special drawing rights funds in fight against Covid-19.
Yesterdat 01:19 Kirchnerite wing of ruling Frente de Todos coalition wants economy minister to deploy new IMF special drawing rights funds in fight against Covid-19.
Yesterdat 01:14 EU, pharma firms sceptical of push to lift Covid vaccine patents, despite support from US President Joe Biden, WHO; Foreign Ministry reiterates Argentina's support for initiative.
Yesterdat 00:33 President responds to unfavourable Supreme Court ruling with strong criticism and stepping up legislative push to clarify enforcement of Covid-19 measures.
Yesterdat 00:30 Dr. Fernán Quirós discusses Covid-19 infections, deaths and the state of intensive care units. The Buenos Aires City Health Minister, who says he has a continuous dialogue with Health Minister Carla Vizzotti, says the most essential thing during the pandemic is to seek agreement and cooperation.
Yesterdat 00:28 The whole idea of the separation of powers is to achieve a constructive division of labour, not a collision course in which the component forces cancel each out.
Yesterdat 00:26 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 00:22 Carlos Timoteo Griguol, legendary coach of Ferro Carril Oeste, River Plate, Rosario Central and Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, died Thursday aged 86, after a month-long struggle with coronavirus.
Yesterdat 00:18 Group of players allege a youth team coach currently employed by AFA sexually harassed players, some as young as 14, for years. FIFPRO calls on football officials to remove alleged abuser from post.
Yesterdat 00:16 Formosa drops down domestic agenda, but remains in the spotlight internationally; Report from Human Rights Watch details alleged abuses.
Yesterdat 00:13 President Iván Duque's government "firmly rejects" comments by Peronist leader Alberto Fernández that criticised "institutional violence" against protesters, who have been demonstrating for more than a week.
Yesterdat 00:06 Even more dangerous than outdated economics is the constant trench warfare that is Argentine politics, which begets disillusionment and feeds the brain drain.
Yesterdat 00:03 The psychodrama starring Alberto and Cristina would be quite entertaining in a novel or a late-night TV show, but unfortunately for tens of millions of people, it is an ongoing real-life tragedy.
Yesterdat 00:01 Guzmán is not the first economy minister to be humiliated by political priorities and nor will he be the last.
07-05-2021 22:00 Argentina’s government and the opposition have sealed an agreement to postpone the PASO primaries by a month.
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 13:49 Colombia's government on Thursday invited protest leaders to a dialogue in a bid to defuse tensions that began over a week ago over a tax reform proposed to address economic consequences of the pandemic.
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.
07-05-2021 01:58 Further details emerge of Peronist leader's trip to Europe, which will take in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.
07-05-2021 01:50 With delays on Mexican end of mass co-production, Argentina seeks to unblock production of AstraZeneca-Oxford shots, offering to manufacture the entire vaccine domestically.
07-05-2021 01:05 President Alberto Fernández hails the strength of his ruling coalition in wake of Supreme Court ruling.
06-05-2021 15:45 A massive police operation against drug-traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro favela Thursday left at least 24 suspects and a policeman dead, according to reports.
06-05-2021 15:36 22-year-old Facundo Astudillo Castro went missing at the end of April 2020, at the height of the coronavirus lockdown. His body was found more than three months later. A year on from his initial disappearance, the investigation into the youngster’s disappearance is still ongoing, with two telephones at the heart of the probe.
06-05-2021 15:08 President Alberto Fernández will fly off to Europe on Friday, ahead of a series of meetings with various European leaders, including the Pope and Spain's King Felipe.
06-05-2021 12:45 Students, unions, indigenous people and other groups assembled in the capital Bogotá, as well as the cities of Medellín in the northwest and Cali in the southwest.
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.
06-05-2021 11:09 US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, offering hope to poor nations that have struggled to access the life-saving doses.
05-05-2021 21:12 Argentina has now recorded more than 66,000 fatalities since the start of the coronavirus pandemic; Officials confirm more than 24,000 new infections.
05-05-2021 19:10 US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that America's Republicans face an identity crisis after Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.
05-05-2021 18:36 El Salvador's Legislative Assembly, dominated by allies of President Nayib Bukele, has approved a bill that would remove tax break that benefits newspapers and other publications.
05-05-2021 13:33 The Covid-19 pandemic has sent a wave of poverty racing across Latin America, deepening declines that began over the past decade and consigning millions to lives of deprivation.
05-05-2021 12:18 New national electoral council that has a majority favorable to President Nicolás Maduro's government voted into power, setting up potentially fresh barriers to opposition participation in upcoming votes.
05-05-2021 12:13 Fears have been raised of a creeping militarisation in Colombia, after police and soldiers forcefully clamp down on wave of recent protests.
05-05-2021 11:40 A bomb threat at Palermo station in the capital on Wednesday morning led to the deployment of the Federal Police’s explosives team, sparking concern among commuters.
04-05-2021 22:09 Martín Guzmán’s bid to force out Energy Undersecretary Federico Basualdo – frustrated for now despite counting on the support of President Alberto Fernández – has reignited rumours over the economy minister’s future and exposed infighting among the ruling coalition.
04-05-2021 21:48 Farmers in Argentina are pouncing on a trade feud between grain rival Australia and voracious crop buyer China.
04-05-2021 14:26 Pope Francis called Tuesday for tougher regulation of financial markets in a video message published through his Worldwide Prayer Network.
04-05-2021 13:59 When Alberto Fernández took office in the final days of 2019, he presented himself as pragmatic. Few would argue that he has succeeded.
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.
04-05-2021 12:26 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights voices "profound shock" at "excessive use of force" by security officers in Colombia, after at least 19 die in protests across the country.
04-05-2021 11:57 Protesters in Colombia called Monday for a new mass rally after 19 people died and more than 800 were wounded in clashes during five days of demonstrations against a proposed government tax reform.
04-05-2021 09:00 As the global economy starts to shake off the impacts of the Covid-19 epidemic and makers of electric cars and renewable energy systems clamour for copper, Chile stands to gain handsomely. But political uncertainties in the South American nation have some worried.
03-05-2021 22:10 Around 80% of the roughly 12,000 who qualify for the one-off Covid capital levy have paid up to date, says AFIP, boosting government coffers by more than US$2.3 billion.
03-05-2021 21:58 Alberto Fernández administration has raised 74% of the amount it had targeted from a controversial new tax on the country’s wealthiest citizens.
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 17:00 Two nuns and seven other woman stand trial, accused of complicity in the sexual abuse of deaf children at the Próvolo Institute in Mendoza Province.
03-05-2021 15:33 "It is not the best circumstances that leads me to assume the leadership of the Transport Ministry, but I am fully aware of facing the greatest political challenge of my career," declares new official.
03-05-2021 14:41 The capital’s tallest and most famous monument is undergoing clearing and restoration work ahead of its 85th birthday later this month.
03-05-2021 13:44 A political storm has erupted in El Salvador after its Legislative Assembly, newly controlled by President Nayib Bukele's party, dismissed the attorney general and top judges deemed hostile to the populist leader.
03-05-2021 13:36 Expert medical panel concludes actions of the medical team looking after Maradona were “inadequate, deficient and reckless” and “increased the risk” of late footballer’s death.
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.
03-05-2021 11:39 Tens of thousands of Colombians protesting a tax reform plan took to the streets Saturday for the fourth straight day, even after the president vowed to withdraw the most unpopular parts of the package.
03-05-2021 11:22 Far-left labour unionist Pedro Castillo is ahead of right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori among voters before Peru's June 6 presidential run-off, according to a poll released Sunday.
03-05-2021 11:20 Argentina surpassed three million confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, after the Health Ministry reported more than 11,000 new infections.
01-05-2021 00:48 Inflammatory agitation will not go away – elections are nearing and the candidates are hooked on posturing already.
01-05-2021 00:46 Mario Meoni was not the first Argentine minister to die in office – my newsroom memories stretch all the way back to the Raúl Alfonsín presidency which lost two successive Defence ministers in just nine months.
01-05-2021 00:43 Hopes that the pandemic would abolish history by putting things in perspective and unite the world are still floating around, but they owe more to wishful thinking than to anything else.
01-05-2021 00:40 It goes without saying that if a minister is unable to dismiss an underling, a third-line official within his hierarchical structure, it’s the minister who should be abandoning ship. But it's not the economy minister’s authority that’s really at stake – it’s Alberto’s.
01-05-2021 00:21 Member nations agree to debate ‘flexibilisation’ of bloc’s rules at key meeting in May. Uruguay continues to push for liberalisation of tariffs, rules on free-trade deals.
01-05-2021 00:16 Rumours sweep through political circles speculating that Economy Minister Martín Guzmán is seeking removal of energy undersecretary. Kirchnerite officials aggressively deny claims that Federico Basualdo has resigned his post.
01-05-2021 00:07 In a week of record deaths from Covid-19, the minister responsible for Argentina’s health system responds: Why there was no shutdown for Easter; Why classrooms should be shut now; What happened to the vaccine orders; What of lab links and relationships with Ginés González García and Hugo Sigman; The role of the media. A feature-length interview with Health Minister Carla Vizzotti.
01-05-2021 00:01 Our pick of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
01-05-2021 00:01 With President Alberto Fernández essentially extending more of the same for the next three weeks on Friday, neither the present nor the immediate future offer any escape from the grim data of the coronavirus pandemic.
01-05-2021 00:01 Argentina will be self-sufficient next year in vaccine production, according to Agencia I+D+i President Fernando Peirano.
30-04-2021 22:17 Diego Maradona received inadequate medical care and was left to “fate” for a "prolonged, agonising period" before he died last year, an expert medical panel concluded Friday.
30-04-2021 22:13 Buenos Aires City mayor says infant and primary school students will continue with in-person classes, with secondary students adopting a 'mixed model.' City Hall also announces new restrictions for businesses, shopping and other activities.
30-04-2021 19:58 Protesting health workers who have deployed roadblocks for the last four weeks, blocking traffic to the giant Vaca Muerta shale basin in Neuquén Province, said on Wednesday that they moved their protests to other parts of Patagonia.
30-04-2021 15:53 Pandemic-battered Brazil registered a record 14.4 million unemployed workers in the three-month period to February 2021, up two million from the year before, officials said Friday.
30-04-2021 15:30 As infections near three million, President Alberto Fernández announces three-week extension of anti-Covid-19 measures, including cancellation of in-person classes at schools in Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area until May 21.
30-04-2021 12:09 Argentina captain Pablo Matera will play Super Rugby next year with New Zealand heavyweights the Canterbury Crusaders, the Christchurch-based club said Friday.
30-04-2021 02:18 A total of five Argentine sides currently occupy qualifying spots for the next round of the Copa Libertadores.
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 23:40 Argentine farmers struggling to ship their crops through increasingly shallow rivers may soon face a new obstacle: one of the world’s key soy waterways needs to be dredged, and there’s no firm plan for who will do it.
29-04-2021 14:23 Meoni, who died in a car crash last Friday evening, laid to rest at a funeral in Junín. President Alberto Fernández mourns loss of “a great man.”
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.
29-04-2021 12:00 Pope Francis on Thursday announced new anti-corruption rules for top officials as part of his drive to clean up the Vatican following a series of scandals.
29-04-2021 11:48 Protesters march as President Iván Duque's government moves to tax the incomes of those earning more than US$656 a month, lowering the threshold to broaden the tax base.
29-04-2021 00:35 US president unveils plan to nearly double the capital gains tax to 39.6% for US households making over $1 million, in his first speech to Congress.
28-04-2021 21:28 Ecuador's Constitutional Court decriminalises abortion in cases of rape, a major step in Catholic-majority Latin America where termination of pregnancy is largely taboo.
28-04-2021 21:14 The Central Bank’s fight against inflation is upending the local bond market and squeezing government finances as Argentina struggles to regain traction while the pandemic rages on.
28-04-2021 17:59 The world’s glaciers are shrinking at a faster rate than before, with densely-populated parts of Asia at risk of flood and water shortages if the trend continues.
28-04-2021 17:48 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday denied breaking the rules over the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat, as Britain's Electoral Commission watchdog launched a formal probe.
28-04-2021 17:37 Alejandro Werner, director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund, to retire in August.
28-04-2021 15:01 Opposition Senator Esteban Bullrich announces he has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS, a disease that causes progressive muscle paralysis.
28-04-2021 11:06 Uruguay's leftist ex-president José 'Pepe' Mujica, 85, will undergo surgery for a fish bone lodged in his throat, staff at the hospital where he was admitted told AFP.
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.
28-04-2021 00:01 Team behind the SIMA Monitoreo de Cultivos crop-monitoring app eyes further growth across Latin America after partnering with NASA.
27-04-2021 22:09 Roadblocks near Vaca Muerta shale fields are about to enter their fourth week, with health workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic demanding higher wages.
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.
27-04-2021 12:40 Brazil's Senate opened an inquiry Tuesday into the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, after far-right president Jair Bolsonaro defied almost all expert advice on handling the crisis.
27-04-2021 12:39 With hardly enough cash to pay for food imports now as Raúl Castro gives up his last vestiges of power – bringing an end to six decades of Castro family rule – Cuba can’t make good on the debt repayment deals that had been hailed as a sign of its return to the international stage just a few years earlier.
27-04-2021 12:27 The South American drought that’s helping push corn and soybean prices to multiyear highs isn’t just threatening crops, but also the ability to haul them on waterways that are drying up.
27-04-2021 12:24 Lionel Messi's childhood club — the famous Newell's Old Boys in Rosario — has launched a football school for children with learning disabilities.
27-04-2021 09:25 Developers of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday criticised Brazil's refusal to import the jab, describing it as politically motivated.
26-04-2021 21:52 Ministers meet with Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti and expert scientific advisory group at Casa Rosada, with new restrictions set to be announced in the coming days.
26-04-2021 19:20 Argentina's highest court expected to decide on the row over in-person classes between the National and Buenos Aires City governments “towards the end of the week,” according to City Hall sources.
26-04-2021 16:34 Five weeks after being sued by creditors in a New York court, Buenos Aires Province says it is ready to return to the negotiating table.
26-04-2021 15:37 US will release up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, amid mounting criticism that the Biden administration was hoarding shots while other countries suffered.
26-04-2021 15:34 Colombia's capital Bogotá on Monday barred two continental club football matches from taking place due to the city's health system teetering on the verge of collapse from the coronavirus pandemic.
26-04-2021 15:28 Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday denounced US President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide as "groundless" and harmful to bilateral ties.