What we learned this week: September 11 to 18
17-09-2021 22:06 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina...
17-09-2021 22:06 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina...
14-09-2021 13:22 The progress of women in politics has stalled in one of the world's most economically unequal places.
13-09-2021 14:01 A record 227 people were killed worldwide in 2020 for their defence of nature – more than four a week on average, and almost three-quarters of them in Latin America, said environmental rights organisation Global Witness.
11-09-2021 15:22 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
11-09-2021 10:17 According to a report by Correo Argentinto, more than 63,000 workers and 14,000 vehicles will be used to ensure every voter can cast their ballot in this Sunday’s PASO primaries. For some, the electoral operation even includes a 12-hour journey by mule.
11-09-2021 00:01 Twenty years after al-Qaeda terrorists flew two hijacked aircraft into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, conspiracy theorists are more emboldened than ever.
10-09-2021 02:19 Travellers will certify their vaccination record when overseas using ‘Mi Argentina’ app, says government.
10-09-2021 01:22 Sunday's PASO primaries will be elections with a difference, marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and protocols.
09-09-2021 14:12 The British Council, which promotes UK cultural and language relations overseas, will scale back its work in 20 countries due to a pandemic funding shortfall. Offices in a number of nations to be shuttered, including Chile and Uruguay, according to reports.
08-09-2021 18:16 Researchers from Whale Wise, a marine conservation charity, are studying the stress level of cetaceans, in order to establish if they get stressed during encounters with tourists.
04-09-2021 10:52 South America's second-longest river has dropped to its lowest level since the 1940s, baffling experts and leaving environmentalists concerned.
04-09-2021 10:45 In Nordelta, giant rodents are vying with the rich for top real estate in a tale about ecosystems and the environment.
04-09-2021 10:35 Government and human rights organisations rename street at ex-ESMA Navy Mechanics School to remember those disappeared at the hands of Argentina's brutal 1976-1983 military dictatorship.
04-09-2021 10:32 Renowned actors Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani to play prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo in Santiago Mitre’s ‘Argentina, 1985,’ the first Amazon Original film produced in the country.
04-09-2021 10:05 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
03-09-2021 03:13 Norberto Oyarbide was one of the most controversial judges in Argentina’s history. He died last Wednesday at the age of 70, after spending two months in hospital with double pneumonia produced by coronavirus.
03-09-2021 00:01 In the mountains and jungles of southwestern Colombia, peasants and migrantstoil determinedly in fields of coca despite the dangers and persecution they suffer.
02-09-2021 15:44 Italian director Paolo Sorrentino presents new semi-autobiographical film at Venice, recalling Diego Maradona and a heartbreaking story about growing up in 1980s Naples.
30-08-2021 13:20 China on Monday announced a drastic cut to children's online gaming time to just three hours a week during term time, the latest move in a broad crackdown on tech giants in the world's biggest gaming market.
27-08-2021 23:16 Ex-ABCC chief, business leader and charitable soul Malcom Hunter OBE has to go down as one of the most important leaders the British community in Argentina has ever had.
27-08-2021 21:26 A selection of some of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
25-08-2021 14:04 Thousands of indigenous protesters gather in the Brazilian capital as the Supreme Court prepared to take up a case that could eliminate reservations on their ancestral lands.
25-08-2021 13:36 The number of people living with high blood pressure more than doubled since 1990, according to a major study. In Argentina, more than half of men had hypertension.
24-08-2021 14:41 Government could re-open country’s borders to foreign tourists next month, according to Casa Rosada sources.
24-08-2021 14:08 Charlie Watts was known as the quiet man of the scandal-soaked Rolling Stones, keeping the beat for the legendary rock group in his own steady style.
24-08-2021 13:44 Charlie Watts, drummer with legendary British rock'n'roll band The Rolling Stones, has at the age of 80, according to a statement from his publicist.
23-08-2021 20:48 Around 4,000 indigenous protestors have converged on Brasilia to take part in a week of protests ahead of a crucial Supreme Court judgement.
21-08-2021 20:14 In the midst of the snowy valleys of Ushuaia, Argentina’s southernmost city, Hugo Flores’ business is getting back on its feet, after being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
21-08-2021 09:54 The Casa Rosada will confirm that First Lady Fabiola Yañez is pregnant this weekend, according to reports.
21-08-2021 09:35 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
19-08-2021 15:32 Two daughters of Diego Maradona investigated for alleged digital harassment for their messages on social networks against the lawyer Matías Morla in the middle of a dispute over the use of the brand 'Maradona.'
18-08-2021 21:09 Pope Francis accepted a Brazilian bishop's resignation Wednesday amid a scandal over a leaked sex tape and allegations he covered up cases of sexual abuse by priests in his diocese.
18-08-2021 20:55 Documentary film-maker David Blaustein has died of a stroke at the age of 68, Culture Ministry confirms.
18-08-2021 14:51 Sport & Tourism Minister Matías Lammens says "football with spectators will return in the medium term," likely September or October.
14-08-2021 07:50 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
14-08-2021 07:30 Two centuries ago, UBA was inaugurated in San Ignacio Church next to what is today the Colegio Nacional, giving life to an edict dated August 9, 1821 issued by Buenos Aires Governor Martín Rodríguez – the university was thus pre-presidential.
13-08-2021 21:21 Court revokes ban on Matías Morla, Diego Maradona's former lawyer, from using the late footballer's brand and imaging rights.
11-08-2021 22:03 New IDESA study based on Education Ministry data finds that 31% of Argentines under the age of 24 have not completed their secondary education.
09-08-2021 15:47 A diverse group of Brazilian Olympians seized the stage in Tokyo, claiming the most medals in the country's history – and winning hearts back home.
07-08-2021 09:06 A selection of some of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
07-08-2021 08:43 Buenos Aires Province Governor Axel Kicillof decreed three days of mourning for Tres de Febrero firemen Cristian Ragazzoni, Pablo Silva and Héctor Gabriel Fedeli.
07-08-2021 08:31 Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero confirms government will raise cap on arriving travellers from 1,000 to 1,700 a day. Tourists still banned from entering country.
05-08-2021 17:54 Barcelona's shock announcement on Thursday that superstar Lionel Messi would be leaving the club is a "bombshell" of global proportions, according to local media outlets.
04-08-2021 15:07 From lettuces farmed on New York's skyline to thick corridors of trees occupying once desolate Colombian roadsides, green initiatives are running wild in cities around the world.
03-08-2021 14:46 After a year-and-a-half of silence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sounds of the Latin Vox Machine orchestra have returned to a house in Buenos Aires.
02-08-2021 17:00 Nine out of ten companies in Argentina plan to adopt a “hybrid” work scheme in the post-pandemic future, a new survey has revealed.
31-07-2021 12:00 Conservationists warn sea lions and elephant seals are being captured by foreign vessels in Argentine and Uruguayan waters. Experts call for urgent measures from authorities.
31-07-2021 00:17 A selection of some of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
29-07-2021 12:07 President Alberto Fernández in hot water after leaked documents show former model Sofía Pacchi visited Olivos presidential residence more than 60 times during Covid-19 pandemic, including times when country was under strict lockdown.
27-07-2021 22:14 In Gaiman, descendants of the first Welsh setters in Patagonia prepare to celebrate 156 years since the arrival of their ancestors on the shores of the Golfo Nuevo.
27-07-2021 17:28 Chile's Chinchorro mummies, oldest in the world to have been purposefully preserved by humans, and a 2,300-year-old solar observatory in Peru added to UNESCO's World Heritage List on Tuesday.
26-07-2021 08:00 Liniers cattle market prepares to close its doors, ahead of move to Cañuelas, after more than a century in Mataderos.
23-07-2021 23:56 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
22-07-2021 09:58 A growing number of training programmes aimed specifically at transgender people are helping workers break through barriers in Brazil.
21-07-2021 20:41 Argentina became the first country in Latin America to recognise non-binary gender identities in its national identification cards and passports on Wednesday.
21-07-2021 15:21 Senators in Chile passed a long-awaited bill Wednesday authorising same-sex marriage in what gay campaigners hope will be the penultimate step to its final approval.
19-07-2021 11:46 Activists, journalists and politicians around the world have been spied on using mobile phone malware developed by a private Israeli firm, reports said over the weekend.
19-07-2021 06:00 Health Ministry's approval of purchase of 10,000 polished wooden phalluses, condom dispensers and other items raises attention online. Items, estimated to cost more than 13 million pesos, will be used for sex education purposes.
17-07-2021 11:09 Lots of excited talk about Facundo Manes as an electoral game-changer, but has he given any hint as to the concrete policy proposals the opposition should be offering?
17-07-2021 10:55 Argentina's software industry employs around 120,000 people. The government wants to raise that figure to half a million by 2030. Biotechnology and satellites targeted as other areas of high potential, says government’s Knowledge Economy Undersecretary María Apólito.
17-07-2021 10:44 Driven by incentives and environmental concerns, farmers are choosing maize and wheat over what used to be Argentina’s star grain crop.
17-07-2021 00:28 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
16-07-2021 08:00 The ancestral method of making 'chuño' is a traditional dehydration practice which allows potatoes to be eaten decades after they are dug up – without losing their nutritional properties.
16-07-2021 00:42 Barely 6,800 tourists entered the country in May, while there were 30,000 residents travelling in the opposite direction.
15-07-2021 10:16 Government decrees five days of national mourning, in recognition of the "immense pain" generated by the loss of 100,000 lives to Covid-19.
14-07-2021 20:51 Argentina reached a sombre milestone in its fight to control the pandemic as deaths caused by Covid-19 crossed 100,000 on Wednesday afternoon.
10-07-2021 08:20 For anyone operating in the same digital ecosystem as Facebook, it is painstakingly clear that Zuckerberg’s creation has excessive market power and uses it to its own benefit. The same can be said about Google and a few other Silicon Valley giants.
10-07-2021 00:01 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
09-07-2021 01:41 Buenos Aires City government authorises meetings of up to 20 people outdoors and says offices can now be at 30% capacity. Starting next month, cultural events will be allowed, with a 1,000-person cap on attendance.