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Argentina Gradually Lifting COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions

(Q24N) Argentine President Alberto Fernández announced Friday that COVID-19 lockdown restrictions will be gradually lift starting Saturday. Fernández spoke at an official event, accompanied by Axel Kicillof, governor of Buenos Aires province and Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, mayor of Buenos Aires. "Between July 18 and August 2...

In Argentina, Covid-19 numbers rise to over 15 thousand cases

(Prensa Latina/Q Costa Rica) With more than 717 new cases, the number of Covid-19 infections in Argentina this Saturday reached more than 15,000, while the number of deaths rose to 524 throughout the country. In a new report, health authorities said that 93 percent of...

As pandemic continues, Argentina faces bankruptcy again

Argentina hasn't made a bond interest payment since February. Now, Economy Minister Martin Guzman has given the country's biggest bondholders until Friday to accept the offer he has put on the table to suspend payments until 2023 and reduce interest rates thereafter. One of the...

Argentina to Soon Welcome 200 Cuban Doctors for COVID-19 Fight

Argentina’s government confirmed that a contingent of 202 Cuban doctors will arrive in that country to help local health professionals with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The idea is for them to contribute and join medical resources. They won’t be at the front line,”...

Prisoners of COVID-19: Argentines Stranded in Costa Rica, Feeling “Abandoned”

They came to Costa Rica to enjoy the paradise that the country offers, without knowing that they would be imprisoned by the sudden voracity of a "monster" called COVID-19. When the call from world health authorities to stay home to prevent the spread of the...

Coronavirus exposes Latin American tourism to an economic earthquake

The llamas of Machu Picchu will be able to graze freely and without fear of selfies for at least 15 days. The coronavirus crisis has reached the heights of the busy Inca citadel, which this week has hung the closed sign. The tranquility of animals...

Argentina suspends flights from U.S., Europe and China for 30 days

Argentina on Thursday announced the suspension of international flights from the areas most affected by the new coronavirus covid-19 for 30 days. Argentina has 31 confirmed cases and the first death reported in Latin America. A health emergency was also declared for one year, although schools...

Chile and Argentina Report First Confirmed Cases of the Coronavirus

Chile confirmed on Tuesday the first positive case of the novel coronavirus in the country: a 33-year-old man who traveled for about a month to Singapore, Health Minister Jaime Mañalich confirmed. "We have to confirm that we have the first case for coronavirus in our...

Argentina Shuts Down Buenos Aires Erotic Film Theater Offering ‘Sex Parties’

Authorities in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires last week shut down an old theater that charged 100 Argentine pesos (about US$2), to view erotic films and participate in sex parties inside the facility. Buenos Aires police, along with the Judicial Investigation Corps and the...

I’ll be Back’: Morales Builds Opposition & Prepares MAS for Bolivian Vote

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has not given up his political activity after fleeing the country. Argentine political analyst Gonzalo Fiore Viani has explained how Buenos Aires sees Morales' attempts to maintain control over the situation in Bolivia and how the Fernandez government could...

Planning a vacation in 2020? Here Are 10 Cool Destinations

A list of the top leisure destinations for the coming year has been compiled by Ovation Travel Group for Forbes based on parameters like sales and client aspirations. 1. Palermo/Sicily, Italy Don't miss: The eerie landscape of Mount Etna‚ Europe’s largest volcano and one of the...

U.S. renews tariff threat on Brazil and Argentina

(From CNN) U.S. President Donald Trump announced Monday that the US will "restore" steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing a "massive devaluation of their currencies." "Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good...

Argentina: Priests given 40-year sentences for sexual abuse

A court in Mendoza, a city in western Argentina, handed Italian priest Nicola Corradi, 83, a 42-year sentence and Argentine priest Horacio Corbacho, 59, a 45-year sentence for acts at the Antonio Provolo Institute for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children. A third defendant, Armando Gomez,...

Argentine feminists revolutionize tango

BUENOS AIRES — Liliana Furió’s ruby red flat shoes glided across the dance floor in swift, assured moves, making her baggy pants sway gently. She and a lean young Russian man were rapture personified, clasped in a tight embrace as they circled counterclockwise with a...

The Latin American left isn’t dead yet

Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay will all hold presidential elections in October. And, for now, leftists are strong contenders in all three countries. This is a somewhat unexpected development. Beginning in 2015, conservatives toppled major leftist strongholds, including in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The socially progressive...

Elections in Argentina And Bolivia: Another Socialist Disaster

Once again, Latin America is brimming with socialism. There are elections in Bolivia and Argentina this month, and in both countries, it is almost certain that the left will win. It is also almost certain that in both countries, an economic crisis that will...

Argentine Peso Crashes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) —The Argentine peso currency crashed following news that populist left-wing Peronist opposition leader Alberto Fernández was leading in the primary election. Market fears over Argentina’s potential return to the interventionist economics of the previous leftist government prompted stocks and bonds to tumble,...

Che Guevara: The face that launched a thousand…

Che Guevara’s image is seen as a global icon crossing multiple social and cultural boundaries exemplified in street protests and in diverse visual messaging such as posters, logos, t‐shirts and slogans. June 14th would have been Guevara’s 91st birthday, yet many questions remain: Why do...

Consensus coming closer on taxing digital economy

(BNamericas) Nearly 130 countries have agreed on a global roadmap proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could lead to an international consensus to level out the taxation of internet giants by the end of 2020. The 129 members of OECD’s...

Argentina: The Third Least Competitive Country in the World

There are two news stories in Argentina that, although they appear unconnected, in reality are closely related. One is a recurrent theme: the sixth national trade union strike during the presidency of Mauricio Macri and his Cambiemos government. The other, which appears relegated to a...

Argentina revisits tense abortion law debate

Hundreds of thousands of Argentines are set to take to the streets wearing green scarves to demonstrate for legalized abortion on Wednesday. Those involved in the movement hope that a new law will soon be passed by lawmakers. Seven similar bills have been presented in...

Argentina Economy: the ‘Macrisis’ effect

For Argentina, last Wednesday was a 'Black Wednesday'. Investors in Argentine government bonds began to dispose of their assets en masse, a sign of a total loss of confidence in the economy. President Mauricio Macri, who in the campaign emerged as a leader capable of...

Argentina’s Economy Continues to Spiral Downwards

Poverty in Argentina is currently at 36% from around 26% in 2018. The numbers are alarming, as inflation currently stands at 45% and is expected to increase within this year. The massive International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan came with strict conditions, Argentina is required to...

Argentina’s Peso hit a record low to the dollar weakening

Argentina’s struggling currency hit a record low against the dollar on Thursday, weakening over 4% to close at 42.5 pesos per dollar, a challenge for President Mauricio Macri as he looks to right the economy ahead of elections in October. The peso, which had strengthened...

Guaido Says He’ll Return Home After Ecuador Visit; Risks Arrest

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed “interim” president, Juan Guaido, on Saturday said he will go home after his visit to Ecuador, raising the prospect of a showdown with the Maduro government that he is trying to force from power and risking arrest. Ecuador’s President Lenin...

Argentinian Model Found Dead in Bed After Predicting Own Demise in Eerie Tweet

Natacha Jaitt, a model, socialite and TV presenter who threatened to expose a high-level pedophile ring among Argentina's elite, was found dead after suffering an apparent drug overdose at a party outside Buenos Aires on Saturday. Months before her death, Jaitt predicted her demise...

Argentine Novice Speaks Out Against Torture, Abuse in Convent

Novices in Argentina have begun sharing their experiences of abuse, torture, and humiliation executed within the walls of the convent by their priests. “He sent me to the basement alone to clean it. A while later, he appeared behind me telling me that I was...

Saudi Prince arrives in Argentina for G-20 Summit

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman arrived in Buenos Aires at around 7 am on Wednesday and, thus, became the first international dignatary to touch Argentine soil for the G-20 Summit. Other world leaders due in Buenos Aires by Wednesday evening are France's President...

Could Costa Rica go the same way of Argentina?

Argentina is in crisis. The fiscal deficit experienced by the country, added to inflation and the devaluation of the currency versus the US dollar has the country on the edge of another possible economic debacle. What is happening in Argentina, a country with the third...

Argentina’s Unions Begin National Strikes Against Macri’s Austerity

The Argentine Workers' Central Union, widely known as the CTA organized a 36-hour strike across the country starting Monday, the second strike Argentina has faced within a month. Previously, on Sept.12, public sector employees and employees from educational institutions walked out of their jobs to protest the...

Latin American Leaders Travel to New York For 73rd UN General Assembly Debate

World leaders have started arriving in New York to participate in the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The official theme for 2018 is Making the U.N. relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies. Two...

Venezuelan oil fueled the rise and fall of Nicaragua’s Ortega regime

The downfall of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has been dizzyingly fast. In January 2018, he had the highest approval rating of any Central American president, at 54 percent. Today, Nicaraguans are calling for Ortega’s resignation. Chávez greets Ortega during a welcoming ceremony in Caracas. Reuters/Carlos...

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