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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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The Croatian roots of Chile’s leftist president Gabriel Boric
His ancestors were among the tens of thousands who left Croatia for Patagonia in the 19th century

Sam Jones and John Bartlett in Santiago

20, Dec, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Marianela Núñez: ‘What lockdown taught me, one more time, is that dance is my true passion’
The Royal Ballet’s phenomenal principal dancer was the fixed star at the heart of an extraordinary year for the company

Sarah Crompton

07, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the US, No 9: Azor
An unnervingly subtle and dreamlike conspiracy thriller set in the strange world of the super-wealthy at the time of the dirty war in Argentina

Peter Bradshaw

07, Dec, 2021 @12:11 PM

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No school, no hair cut: one girl’s journey through one of the world’s longest Covid lockdowns
Antonella Bordon’s hair was her family’s pride and joy. But as the pandemic kept her out of school for 18 months, the 12-year-old Argentinian vowed to lop it all off as soon as she could return to the classroom

Naomi Larsson. Photographs by Irina Werning

20, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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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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Azor review – a slow-burning mystery set in Argentina under the junta
Andreas Fontana’s atmospheric drama is short on action but crackles with menace

Simran Hans

31, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘It’s incredibly rainy’: Glasgow welcomes Cop26 activists amid waste crisis
Sense of chaos and trepidation, as well as excitement, permeates city ahead of opening of climate summit

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

29, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Corporate Accountability review – collaboration with Argentinian state terror exposed
Jonathan Perel’s low-key doc focuses on the companies, still in business, which collaborated with the killings and torture that followed 1976 coup

Cath Clarke

16, Oct, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Azor review – eerie conspiracy thriller about the complacency of the super-rich
Andreas Fontana’s debut feature is an unnervingly subtle drama about a Swiss private banker visiting clients in Argentina during the period of the military junta and ‘disappearances’

Peter Bradshaw

13, Oct, 2021 @9:40 PM

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Six Pumas players barred from Wallabies Test after Byron Bay trip
Test preparations in chaos after players and staff travel to NSW health retreat days before Saturday’s game on Gold Coast

Emma Kemp

30, Sep, 2021 @12:05 AM

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Global climate strike: thousands join coordinated action across world
Rally to demand government action on climate crisis is first worldwide since start of pandemic

Matthew Taylor

24, Sep, 2021 @3:02 PM

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