Edition:
India

Miguel Lo Bianco

'Nowhere to go': Argentine families occupy land as pandemic stokes poverty

17 Sep 2020

BUENOS AIRES When the coronavirus pandemic hit Argentina, painter Gonzalo Esquivel could not know it marked the beginning of a personal crisis that would eventually see him living on a vacant piece of land with thousands of others evicted from their home.

Can't stop the music: Argentine child orchestras play on amid lockdown

30 Jul 2020

BUENOS AIRES Marcela Sosa has her own private escape from the tedium of a coronavirus lockdown in the small Buenos Aires home the 12-year-old shares with six others: her violin and a computer connection that lets members of her youth orchestra play together online.

Pools shut? No worries. Argentinian paralympic swimmer builds DIY pool with plastic bag

15 Jul 2020

BUENOS AIRES Sebastián Galleguillo, 18, an Argentine paralympic swimmer, has found an unusual way to train during an almost four-month lockdown in and around capital Buenos Aires due to the coronavirus pandemic that saw his local pool close its doors. | Video

Argentines get soccer kicks at social distance with 'human foosball'

06 Jul 2020

PERGAMINO, Argentina Soccer-mad Argentines in the country's farm belt city of Pergamino have devised a clever way to keep playing while avoiding risk of spreading COVID-19: a human foosball pitch with zones for each player to avoid physical contact. | Video

Soccer-mad Argentines get kicks at social distance with 'human foosball'

05 Jul 2020

PERGAMINO, Argentina, July 5 Soccer-mad Argentines in the country's farm belt city of Pergamino have devised a clever way to keep playing while avoiding risk of spreading COVID-19: a human foosball pitch with zones for each player to avoid physical contact.

Recovered COVID-19 patients donate plasma for treatment in Argentina

03 Jul 2020

BUENOS AIRES People who recovered from coronavirus infections in Argentina have volunteered to donate plasma as part of a national clinical trial to test its effectiveness as a treatment for patients who are still sick with COVID-19.

Argentine son survives coronavirus only to lose his father the day he leaves hospital

01 Jul 2020

BUENOS AIRES When Dario New, 52, fell ill with a spiking fever one night in early April, it marked the start of his battle with COVID-19. Unknown to him, his elderly father was already sick with the virus too. | Video

Argentine son survives coronavirus only to lose his father the day he leaves hospital

30 Jun 2020

BUENOS AIRES, June 30 When Dario New, 52, fell ill with a spiking fever one night in early April, it marked the start of his battle with COVID-19. Unknown to him, his elderly father was already sick with the virus too.

Argentine doctors eye tough weeks ahead as COVID-19 cases near peak

26 Jun 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentine doctors and health officials are predicting that coronavirus cases will peak in coming weeks as the southern hemisphere winter sets in, straining hospital intensive care units after confirmed cases accelerated past 50,000.

In Argentina's north, indigenous children sicken and die from malnutrition

03 Mar 2020

TARTAGAL, Argentina In Argentina, once one of the world's richest countries and long a major supplier of beef, children are dying of hunger.

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