Juan Bustamante

Nearly half of Argentina in poverty as pandemic deepens crisis, researchers say

01 Oct 2020

BUENOS AIRES Nearly half of Argentina's population was living in poverty in the second quarter, a sharp increase from last year, as the country's longstanding economic crisis deepened due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers estimated on Wednesday.

Poverty batters almost half of Argentines due to crisis plus pandemic: researchers

30 Sep 2020

BUENOS AIRES Nearly half of Argentina's population was dragged into poverty in the second quarter of this year by the brutal effects of the the coronavirus pandemic on the country's longstanding economic crisis, researchers estimated on Wednesday.

Holy cow! Despite closed borders, Argentina to fly in rabbis to certify kosher meat

22 May 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina, which has enforced one of the world's toughest travel bans against the coronavirus, plans to help charter a private flight to bring in rabbis from Israel to certify meat at the country's packing plants for kosher markets around the world. | Video

Argentine parents, newborn baby separated 8,000 miles by virus

18 May 2020

BUENOS AIRES Jose Perez and Flavia Lavorino in Buenos Aires have yet to meet their baby Manu, who was born via a surrogate mother in Kiev 8,000 miles (12,875 km) away as lockdowns around the world and shuttered borders prevented the new parents from traveling.

Argentina's famed steakhouses adapt to life under lockdown

12 May 2020

BUENOS AIRES On the tree-lined streets outside Buenos Aires steakhouse Don Julio in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo, diners are used to joining snaking lines to get a coveted table at the restaurant as evening falls.

Exiled Morales says fears fraud in next Bolivia vote, or coup after

03 Mar 2020

BUENOS AIRES Bolivian former President Evo Morales, who resigned last year under pressure from the military, says he is confident his political party will win re-run elections scheduled for May, but fears they will be fraudulent or followed by a coup.

'The animals own the place': Argentine sanctuary ruled by llamas and cows

30 Jan 2020

GENERAL RODRIGUEZ, Argentina In the "Animal Paradise" sanctuary, 75 kilometers (50 miles) outside Argentine capital Buenos Aires, it is clear who's king: the ducks, llamas, pigs, horses and local capybara who wander the pastures and farm yards at leisure.

Argentines struggle with housing crisis as presidential vote looms

16 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Silvia Gauna is struggling to make the rent on the one-room Buenos Aires apartment she shares with her teenage daughter. High inflation has driven up rents, with salaries and employment hit by recession. Gauna herself lost her long-term job in August.

Family members of fallen Argentine soldiers visit Falklands graves

27 Mar 2018

FALKLAND ISLANDS Dalal and Carlos Massad knelt in front of their son Marcelo's grave in the Falkland Islands, kissing the tomb beneath a white cross for the first time since his death in combat some 36 years ago.

Soccer: Latin American fans race to learn Russian before World Cup

14 Mar 2018

BUENOS AIRES Walter Morales has two tickets for him and his girlfriend to follow Argentina in the World Cup but the thrill of watching Lionel Messi and co. has come with a growing concern: Russian.

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