Eliana Raszewski

Argentine oil workers threaten strike over access to COVID-19 vaccines

Jun 02 2021

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's largest oil workers union said on Wednesday that it would call a strike if the government does not allow it to privately purchase COVID-19 vaccines, amid a second wave of infections sweeping the country.

Argentina Supreme Court overrules presidential decree on school closures

May 04 2021

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's Supreme Court overruled President Alberto Fernandez's decree to close Buenos Aires schools amid a surge in coronavirus cases, siding with the city government who had sought to keep kids in class.

Striking health workers lift roadblocks in the Vaca Muerta area of Argentina

Apr 28 2021

BUENOS AIRES Protesting health workers who erected roadblocks over the last three weeks at the sprawling Vaca Muerta shale oil deposit in Argentina said on Wednesday that they shifted the protests to other parts of Patagonia.

Road blocks at Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale deposit slow oil, gas output

Apr 19 2021

BUENOS AIRES, April 19 Road blocks erected by striking healthcare workers at the sprawling Argentine shale oil and gas deposit of Vaca Muerta left the local area without fuel and slowed production, union representative Marco Campos said on Monday.

Argentine tensions erupt over coronavirus lockdowns as cases spike

Apr 15 2021

BUENOS AIRES, April 15 Argentina's national government and authorities in capital Buenos Aires are clashing over tightened COVID-19 restrictions and the closure of schools in and around the city.

Argentina closes schools, imposes curfew in Buenos Aires as COVID-19 cases spike

Apr 14 2021

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina's government will tighten pandemic restrictions in and around the capital Buenos Aires to rein in a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, including shutting schools and imposing a curfew from 8pm to limit social activity.

Argentina calls for fresh talks between oil workers and companies, strike averted

Apr 14 2021

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina's labor ministry called for a mandatory 15-day period of fresh talks between oil sector workers and the country's largest oil producing companies, requiring a workers union to call off a strike announced hours earlier over a wage hike.

Activity at Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale reserve slowed by health worker protests

Apr 13 2021

BUENOS AIRES, April 13 Production and other activity around Argentina's huge Vaca Muerta oil and gas reserves in Patagonia were affected on Tuesday by health care workers who blocked roads as part of a protest to demand better wages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to sources and officials.

Argentina curtails leisure, public transport use after hitting new COVID-19 record

Apr 07 2021

BUENOS AIRES Argentina tightened movement restrictions on Wednesday including curtailing the leisure industry and blocking nonessential workers from using public transport after the country hit a record number of COVID-19 infections as it struggles with a second wave of the virus.

Argentina says president has coronavirus; doctor calls case 'mild'

Apr 03 2021

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina on Saturday confirmed that President Alberto Fernandez has tested positive for the new coronavirus, saying the first-term Peronist leader was in generally good health despite having suffered a headache and light fever.

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Russia warns Britain it will bomb ships next time

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia warned Britain on Thursday that it would bomb British naval vessels in the Black Sea if there were any further provocative actions by the British navy off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea.