What we learned this week: January 9 to 16
16-01-2021 08:19 The key stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
16-01-2021 08:19 The key stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
16-01-2021 07:37 The global death toll from Covid-19 passed two million on Friday, with the WHO urging mass vaccinations.
09-01-2021 08:04 The government’s actions speak louder than his words – the elections above all else.
09-01-2021 07:16 Being able to disrupt the constitutional process, whether directly or indirectly, through the use of violence is an indication that said democratic process is breaking down.
26-12-2020 10:39 Report says footballer had no alcohol or narcotics in his body at time of his death.
09-12-2020 09:53 Former national team coach Alejandro Sabella has died at the age of 66 from cancer, local media said on Tuesday.
06-12-2020 09:17 Family confirms in statement that left-wing leader, who ruled Uruguay twice from 2005-2010 and 2015-2020, has succumbed to lung cancer.
03-12-2020 23:59 Toxicological studies, heart tests, swabs, investigations and questions of care – the ‘circus’ surrounding the death of footballing great Diego Maradona continues to grow, but still no indictments.
30-11-2020 00:30 The home and offices of Diego Maradona’s personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, were raided on Sunday as the investigation into the late football legend's death took a dramatic twist.
29-11-2020 08:12 On the first weekend of sporting action since the death of Diego Maradona, sports, leagues and teams round the world on Saturday paid tribute to the Argentine football great.
28-11-2020 09:09 Argentina’s greatest sporting idol born and died in the same metropolis, yet the contrast between the Villa Fiorito slum of his birth and the San Andrés gated community of his death could hardly be greater – renewed testimony to this country’s extreme social inequalities.
28-11-2020 08:52 Family concerned by “irregularities” in statement from nurse who was caring for late footballing legend. Prosecutors believe Maradona passed away in his sleep.
28-11-2020 08:06 A rebel to the bone, genuine, charismatic and 100 percent controversial, all this and more constructed the myth of Diego.
28-11-2020 07:35 Diego Armando Maradona, the popular icon that Argentina was crying out for, blessed us mortals with 60 years in his magnetic presence. But now, the ‘Cosmic Kite’ has finally been called back to his home planet.
20-11-2020 19:33 Banker, businessman and entrepreneur Jorge Brito, 68, killed in a helicopter crash in Salta, along with his pilot.
07-11-2020 09:19 Legendary filmmaker, politician and activist passes away after being infected with Covid-19 in France, where he was serving as as Argentina’s ambassador to UNESCO.
01-11-2020 07:44 Tributes pour in for late Scottish actor Sean Connery – considered by many to have been the best James Bond – following his death aged 90.
31-10-2020 09:05 At face value CFK's statement was packed with support for the president. And the Cabinet? Not so much
27-10-2020 16:08 In an emotional speech that culminated in tears on Tuesday, Alberto Fernández hails Néstor Kirchner as a president “who changed the history of Argentina."
10-10-2020 08:54 Court begins trial into alleged crimes against humanity carried out by five military officers. First trial seeking to prove existence of death flights departing from Campo de Mayo military garrison.
30-09-2020 15:44 Legendary cartoonist Joaquín 'Quino' Salvador Lavado, the creator of the iconic comic strip Mafalda and its eponymous character, has died aged 88, his publisher confirmed on Wednesday.
26-09-2020 09:17 More than 400 fatalities and 12,000 new cases confirmed Friday as total infections nears 700,000.
19-09-2020 09:59 Ruth Bader Ginsburg's untimely death cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever US President Donald Trump nominates.
18-09-2020 21:07 Champion of women's rights and United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died from complications of pancreatic cancer, according to the court.
16-09-2020 00:33 Tensions rise again in Buenos Aires Province as demonstrators clash with police in Gregorio de Laferrere. Protesters demand justice after six-year-old boy is run over in illegal drag race.
12-09-2020 07:55 Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars, passes away aged 77 after having been hospitalised earlier this month. The singer was awaiting results of Covid-19 test.
05-09-2020 09:02 Facundo Astudillo Castro was missing for more than 100 days. Here are key moments from the search for the missing 22-year-old and the investigation into his disappearance.
05-09-2020 08:52 Facundo was known as “Kufa” to his friends and would’ve celebrated his 23rd birthday on August 23. Those close to him describe the youngster as “a kid without a mean bone in his body.”
05-09-2020 08:39 Autopsy confirms skeletal remains discovered last week are from missing 22-year-old; coroner says preliminary results show death was “violent” and a result of “asphyxia.”
21-07-2020 22:27 Trump changes his tune on face masks and warns "nasty horrible" coronavirus will get worse in the United States before it gets better, as US death toll reaches 140,000.
06-06-2020 09:52 Eleven days after Floyd's death while handcuffed in the custody of Minneapolis police, Trump said such violence can't be allowed to happen.
02-06-2020 22:40 Two firefighters died and another 15 were wounded after two explosions in a perfume shop in Villa Crespo on Tuesday.
23-05-2020 09:13 Ramona Medina's death shines a light on the problems facing Argentina’s poorest amid the coronavirus pandemic, which is spreading more rapidly in low-income neighbourhoods.
23-05-2020 09:08 Mexico and Brazil reported record counts of new cases and deaths almost daily this week, reigniting criticism of their presidents, who have slow-walked shutdowns in attempts to limit economic damage.
19-05-2020 16:07 Coronavirus crisis threatens to overwhelm Latin American cities stretching from Chile to the Colombian Amazon, in an alarming sign that the pandemic may be only at the start of its destructive march through the region.
19-05-2020 02:22 Ramona Medina, key Villa 31 community leader and resident, dies just days after denouncing 12 days without drinking water in her barrio. 'La Garganta Poderosa' accuses authorities of failing to protect residents in vulnerable neighbourhoods.
13-05-2020 11:52 Brazil's biggest homeless population has begun succumbing to COVID-19, and activists warn the worst is yet to come as colder weather bears down and shelters risk becoming hotbeds for infection.
12-05-2020 13:09 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro keeps saying coronavirus fears are overblown. Other officials at the federal, state and local levels insist the danger is all too real. Meanwhile, the politicisation of the crisis is taking a heavy human toll.
08-05-2020 09:30 From the Amazon city of Manaus to the seemingly endless urban sprawl of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, freshly dug graves have been filling up quickly for weeks with the bodies of Brazilians killed by Covid-19.
04-05-2020 13:53 Three new deaths from Covid-19 coronavirus were confirmed this morning by Health Ministry officials, bringing the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 249.
02-05-2020 10:21 Local Argentine officials say they are particularly worried about truck traffic from Brazil, their top trading partner.
29-04-2020 13:02 Brazil, the South American country worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has registered more than 5,000 deaths from Covid-19. President Jair Bolsonaro said he cannot perform “miracles” to curb the virus spread.
26-04-2020 09:19 As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing lockdowns imposed amid the pandemic, but fears of a surge in infections made even some outbreak-wounded businesses reluctant to reopen.
24-04-2020 13:29 Doctors sign as many death certificates as release forms in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Emilio Ribas, the state's first public hospital to be pushed to breaking point by the coronavirus pandemic.
24-04-2020 13:27 Most populous country in Latin America and the region's largest economy has now recorded 3,313 coronavirus deaths, out of a total 49,492 confirmed cases.
21-04-2020 08:06 Based on official figures, Latin America as a whole had 100,952 cases on Sunday, with 4,924 deaths.
17-04-2020 18:18 China's official death toll from the coronavirus pandemic jumped sharply Friday as the hardest-hit city of Wuhan announced a major revision that added nearly 1,300 fatalities, raising the official toll to to 3,869 deaths.
15-04-2020 09:35 People around the world might need to practice some level of social distancing intermittently through 2022 to stop Covid-19 from surging anew and overwhelming hospital systems, a group of Harvard disease researchers said Tuesday.
09-04-2020 19:49 Before the pandemic swept in, the United States' biggest, loudest city often lived up to its own hype. Then the coronavirus all but shut it down, claiming lives from the Bronx to the Battery and beyond.