Scandals, Covid, deforestation: Brazil under Bolsonaro
29-09-2022 00:38 A recap of the defining moments of Jair Bolsonaro's presidency so far.
29-09-2022 00:38 A recap of the defining moments of Jair Bolsonaro's presidency so far.
06-04-2022 13:45 Brazil has loosened its pandemic restrictions for international travellers, ending its Covid-19 test requirement for vaccinated passengers and scrapping a lengthy health questionnaire.
04-02-2022 17:50 Buenos Aires Province launches Friday night campaign to reach youngsters, as it looks to expand Covid-19 vaccination in region.
21-01-2022 19:21 Officials on Friday confirmed 118,171 new cases in 24 hours. To date, almost 7.7 million confirmed cases have been recorded since the start of the pandemic, with 118,969 fatalities, 161 of which were registered the previous day.
07-01-2022 12:11 Chile will start administering a fourth Covid vaccine dose to people with weakened immune systems from Monday, announces President Sebastián Piñera.
06-01-2022 10:05 Vaccine-sceptic Serb Novak Djokovic wins temporary reprieve preventing his deportation from Australia.
04-01-2022 14:46 Bengal tiger Charly and Bornean orangutan Sandai, both members of endangered species, have received coronavirus vaccines at a Chilean zoo in a Latin American first.
30-12-2021 22:03 Daily Covid cases rise to record high as holiday season surge continues, but officials observe that deaths and hospitalisations remain low.
28-12-2021 22:27 Wednesday, December 29, marks the first anniversary of the application of the first Covid-19 vaccine on national soil. A year on, with the Delta and Omicron variants surging in Argentina, the government has now taken delivery of more than 100 million doses.
23-12-2021 20:33 Ecuador becomes the first country to make coronavirus vaccines obligatory for children as young as five, following the arrival of the Omicron variant.
16-11-2021 10:16 Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is on track to be approved by the WHO by the end of the year, according to the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
29-10-2021 23:26 The United Kingdom and the European Union changed entry rules for Argentines this week, with new details regarding vaccination.
26-10-2021 12:05 Health Minister Carla Vizzotti announces at a press conference that a third shot of coronavirus vaccine will be offered to citizens aged over 50 and those with weakened immune systems.
14-10-2021 12:53 Unsurprisingly, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will not be vaccinated against Covid-19.
01-10-2021 21:03 Argentina "will end 2021 with its entire population over three years of age covered and protected,” declares Health Minister Carla Vizzotti.
28-09-2021 09:50 Sinergium Biotech to produce vaccines against Covid-19 for Latin American countries based on mRNA technology, similar to that employed by Pfizer and Moderna in their shots.
24-09-2021 22:08 As of September 9, the government had shelled out almost US$700 million to buy Covid-19 vaccine doses – less than half of the total funds it has agreed to pay to buy 130 million shots.
21-09-2021 13:17 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his government was against health passports but backed drives to vaccinate against Covid-19.
20-09-2021 14:32 Pfizer and BioNTech says trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine is safe and produces a robust immune response in children aged five to 11.
11-09-2021 10:08 Cases continue to decline; Government receives first shipment of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
09-09-2021 15:28 Argentina welcomed its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday evening, with 100,620 shots arriving at Ezeiza International Airport.
24-08-2021 16:27 Health Minister Carla Vizzotti announces that first shipment of 580,000 Pfizer-BioNTech shots will arrive in Buenos Aires in September, with another 20 million doses in total to follow by end of December via weekly deliveries.
21-08-2021 19:34 Argentina will take delivery of around 400,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines on Sunday, thanks to a donation from the Spanish government.
21-08-2021 19:33 "Projects are advancing,” says Science Minister Roberto Salvarezza, who highlights progress of shot developed by Universidad de San Martín, CONICET researchers and Cassará laboratory.
12-08-2021 16:32 Argentina on Thursday began distributing the first batch of more than one million doses of the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine produced domestically.
09-08-2021 22:26 Washington is preparing to send Mexico vaccines from Moderna and AstraZeneca in coming days to bolster its southern neighbour’s fight against Covid-19.
06-08-2021 16:25 Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine will begin arriving in Argentina from September, confirms Cecilia Nicolini.
05-08-2021 14:19 Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was the first to arrive in the region, but eight months in, a critical shortage of the second dose is weighing heavily on governments with limited alternatives.
04-08-2021 21:10 Individuals who received a first dose of Sputnik V will be able to apply for another shot to complete their vaccination plan or wait, Health Minister Carla Vizzoti announces.
04-08-2021 15:41 Backers of Sputnik V say that "all delays will be completely resolved" during August, following complaints from several countries.
03-08-2021 16:40 Gamaleya Institute in Moscow approves mass production of the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 in Argentina, after successful quality control tests. Laboratorios Richmond has started production, with 150,000 shots expected this week.
30-07-2021 22:13 Provincial government’s contract for shots, signed with German middlemen, has fallen through, adding to the claims of the national government against the Russian lab. Now San Juan wants its money back.
30-07-2021 17:09 The Kremlin’s ambitions to win soft-power dividends around the world from Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine are being hampered by delays in delivering Sputnik V to foreign buyers clamouring for supplies.
27-07-2021 09:52 After months of negotiations, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti confirms Argentina has signed deal with US pharma giant Pfizer for 20 million Covid-19 vaccines.
23-07-2021 23:48 More than half of Argentina’s population has now been vaccinated against Covid-19, but the landmark was this week overshadowed by concerns over a lack of supply of Sputnik V vaccine shots.
15-07-2021 14:55 Argentina is facing large delays in its inoculation programme against Covid-19, with experts cautioning for a change in strategy as virus deaths top 100,000.
02-07-2021 23:48 Presidential decree modifies Vaccine Law, passed by Congress last November, and paves way for arrival of vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson
02-07-2021 14:07 Venezuela is the first country outside of Cuba to include the Abdala vaccine in it’s national programme. It’s done so under heavy criticism from local medical associations and NGOs.
02-07-2021 03:23 Reports say President Alberto Fernández will issue a new decree modifying Vaccine Law that will smooth arrival of host of shots manufactured in United States.
02-07-2021 00:41 Alarm bells rang in Uruguay when eight pregnant women died from the coronavirus in the space of five weeks time — a new reality observed recently across Latin America.
30-06-2021 19:01 Final trial results showed the coronavirus vaccine had an efficacy rate of just 48%, far lower than those developed by mRNA rivals BioNTech and Moderna. The outcome had been expected after poor interim results were released earlier this month.
30-06-2021 17:17 President of the Laboratorios Richmond pharmaceutical firm, Marcelo Figueiras, confirms that local production of the second dose of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine will start next Monday.
30-06-2021 14:35 Senior Health Ministry official resigns after newspaper publishes fresh allegations of corruption in Brazil's vaccine programme.
29-06-2021 08:08 More than 20 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have now been given in Argentina since last December. Worldwide, more than three billion doses have been administered.
25-06-2021 02:47 Apart from the new cargoes, it is announced that Laboratorios Richmond will begin producing the second component in the next few days.
23-06-2021 00:35 More than 30 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since a cluster emerged in Sydney last week, the latest in a string of Australian flare-ups.
22-06-2021 10:46 White House announces a list of countries that would receive 55 million doses, after previously detailing the first tranche of 25 million. In total, three-quarters of the 80 million will be sent through Covax. Argentina is among the nations listed.
19-06-2021 09:10 Argentine lab says it has completed production of first batch of 448,625 doses. Government has now taken delivery of more than 20 million vaccines from overseas, with more on way next week.
19-06-2021 08:48 Victory sends Argentina joint top of Group A with Chile on four points, while Uruguay remain without a point.
17-06-2021 11:17 Many Brazilians are even unaware that the world's oldest national team tournament is being played on their soil. Some attribute their lack of interest to a lack of information, a disaffection with the national team or the pandemic situation in the Latin American giant, which is heading towards half a million deaths due to the coronavirus.