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.
25-08-2022 16:51 Twenty-seven-year-old nurse in custody over suspicions related to the deaths of at least two babies born at a hospital in Córdoba.
17-05-2022 20:45 Alberto Fernández on Tuesday attended a conciliatory court hearing with PRO chair Patricia Bullrich; President is suing former security minister for her allegations government officials asked for bribe when buying Covid-19 vaccine purchases.
25-04-2022 15:42 One in four children in Latin America and the Caribbean don't have a complete vaccination schedule, which makes them vulnerable to dangerous diseases, UNICEF warned on Monday.
11-01-2022 22:11 Health Minister Carla Vizzotti loosens restrictions for those considered to be close contacts, as Argentina registers record 134,439 new infections over the last 24 hours.
10-01-2022 12:30 Pope Francis says "reality therapy" was needed to battle "baseless information" putting people off getting jabbed.
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.
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.
17-12-2021 17:17 Health Ministry announces Argentina is to donate one million Covid-19 vaccines to Bolivia.
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.
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.
24-09-2021 12:18 As of Friday morning, more than 50 million shots have been applied nationwide.
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.
16-09-2021 16:57 Brazil is one of the fastest vaccinating countries on the planet, after a late and chaotic start that continues to take its toll on President Jair Bolsonaro.
10-09-2021 02:19 Travellers will certify their vaccination record when overseas using ‘Mi Argentina’ app, says government.
07-09-2021 11:55 Cuba on Monday became the first country in the world to vaccinate children from the age of two against Covid-19, using home-grown jabs.
04-09-2021 10:12 According to government data, 46.3% of citizens aged over 18 have now completed their immunisation programme against Covid-19.
26-08-2021 14:42 Production will start next year and at full capacity will produce 100 million finished doses.
19-08-2021 09:35 Large study finds Pfizer-BioNTech efficacy ebbed over time; Data shows vaccines didn’t diminish viral load of delta cases.
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.
07-08-2021 11:44 Several sub-national jurisdictions throughout Argentina have announced their own plans to procure Covid-19 vaccines. Both Buenos Aires City and the provinces of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza, Salta and Jujuy have come out publicly with their plans to purchase the inoculations, yet not a single one has arrived to the country yet.
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.
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.
29-07-2021 11:28 Although more than four billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been administered around the world, poorer countries are still struggling to secure precious shots.
28-07-2021 15:07 City Hall is now issuing vaccinated residents with a Covid-19 certificate via WhatsApp, giving porteños a digital record of their Covid-19 tests and vaccine shots.
23-07-2021 18:40 The Health Ministry announced Friday that its national Covid-19 vaccination programme is being extended to include minors aged 12 to 17 with existing risk factors.
22-07-2021 16:29 Argentina complains to Russia about delays in delivering second doses of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in a letter warning of breach of contract repercussions.
22-07-2021 16:04 Argentina's government complains to Russia over delays in delivering its Sputnik V vaccine, saying the lack of supplies has left country in a “very critical situation.”
12-07-2021 15:02 Health Ministry confirms Argentina has signed an agreement with US laboratory Moderna to purchase 20 million vaccine doses. Shots set to arrive in first quarter of 2022.
08-07-2021 18:23 Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero says talks are ongoing with Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson over the supply of additional vaccines.
03-07-2021 13:20 Argentina changes vaccine regulations to speed access to a wider range of vaccines, as the Joe Biden administration steps up donations.
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.
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.
28-06-2021 19:11 Bolsonaro is accused of having failed to have a top ally investigated for suspicions of massive corruption in the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines.
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.
15-06-2021 14:20 President Alberto Fernández visits Ezeiza International Airport to witness the arrival of a new shipment of 900,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
10-06-2021 16:04 The United States will donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations, the White House said Thursday, to "supercharge" the pandemic fight.
09-06-2021 19:54 Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez offers “absolute and total” support to the Argentine government’s bid to renegotiate debt with IMF and Paris Club during one-day visit to Buenos Aires.
09-06-2021 18:03 Argentina’s Congress grills representatives of pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer and Laboratorios Richmond, over the delayed deliveries of vaccines against Covid-19.
04-06-2021 23:04 Governor Axel Kicillof says deal with Indian laboratory Bharat Biotech depends on four conditions and that province will offer shots "to the national government for distribution among all provinces."
03-06-2021 14:39 Biden outlines plan for the first of 80 million coronavirus vaccine doses that the US will distribute globally, with 75% of shots disbursed via the Covax programme.
25-05-2021 17:20 Mexico will shortly begin exporting AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccines to other Latin American nations, with a shipment of 800,000 doses set to arrive in Argentina this weekend.
25-05-2021 09:44 Six presidents of Latin American and Caribbean countries call on the international community for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, asking those countries with the most doses to share them.