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Omicron dims optimism as South America enters pandemic’s third year
Signs of an incipient return to normality have been dashed as case numbers soar but high vaccination rates offer reason for hope

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro and Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

12, Jan, 2022 @10:10 AM

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Argentina’s far right and far left make big gains in congressional elections
Ruling Peronist party lost majority as Javier Milei turned notoriety into votes and a Trotskyist party got third largest vote share

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

15, Nov, 2021 @9:06 PM

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Argentina to lift almost all Covid restrictions as cases and deaths fall
Masks will no longer be required outdoors as government says country could be at ‘end of pandemic’

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

21, Sep, 2021 @7:33 PM

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Attack of the giant rodents or class war? Argentina’s rich riled by new neighbors
Hordes of capybaras have taken up residence at a gated community, sparking a debate on the environment and inequality

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

22, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Argentina threatens to cancel deal for Sputnik vaccine as Russia fails to deliver
Moscow owes 18.5m doses, leaving Argentina in a ‘very critical situation’ with only 16% fully vaccinated, leaked letter reveals

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

22, Jul, 2021 @6:39 PM

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A silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against Covid
Strained and underfunded health systems, economics and misinformation have all led to a surge in deaths

William Costa in Asunción, Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires, Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro, Dan Collyns and Sam Jones

18, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Hundreds of fishing fleets that go ‘dark’ suspected of illegal hunting, study finds
Vessels primarily from China switch off their tracking beacons to evade detection while they engage in possible illegal fishing

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

02, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say
New generation of researchers say country must confront its ‘erasure of blackness’ and the structural racism that exists today

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

31, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Bard timing: Argentinian TV reports death of Shakespeare after Covid jab
Newsreader confuses Bill Shakespeare, 81, ‘the first man to get the coronavirus vaccine’ with ‘one of the most important writers in the English language’

Sam Jones in Madrid and Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

28, May, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Argentina sends out DNA kits in drive to identify thousands ‘disappeared’ under dictatorship
Move is part of groundbreaking effort to name 30,000 murdered by regime after 1976 coup

Lorenzo Tondo in Sicily and Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

28, May, 2021 @12:17 PM

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‘People die in less than a week’: Covid wave catches Argentina off-guard
Cases have risen from a daily total of about 5,000 in early March to a record 35,000 this week amid relaxed restrictions and a low vaccination rate

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

20, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Lionel Messi helps obtain 50,000 Covid vaccines for South American players
Messi sent three autographed tops to the Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac to help the deal brokered by Uruguay’s president Luis Lacalle Pou

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aries

14, Apr, 2021 @6:56 PM

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