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Analysis: Argentina's Fernandez faces political acid test in midterm vote

Nov 12 2021

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's center-left President Alberto Fernandez is set for a political test on Sunday that could split the ruling Peronist party, trigger a cabinet exodus and throw into disarray the left's campaign two years from a 2023 presidential vote.

Argentina exceeds 1 million coronavirus cases as spike strains health system

Oct 19 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has become the fifth country with more than 1 million coronavirus cases, its Health Ministry and a Reuters tally confirmed on Monday, making it the smallest nation by far to reach the grim milestone after infections accelerated in recent weeks.

'Beyond worst nightmares': Argentina's child poverty rate soars amid pandemic

Jul 05 2020

BUENOS AIRES Antonio Chenarce, a 49-year-old baker and father of three in Buenos Aires, has struggled to make ends meet since losing his job due to the coronavirus lockdown imposed in the Argentine capital since mid-March.

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

Jan 30 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.

Argentina's new president surprises students for final exams

Dec 13 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez briefly swapped duties on Friday, returning to unfinished business at his former job as a college professor overseeing students' final exams.

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