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Marina Lammertyn

Pandemic, taxes lure Argentines to stable neighbor Uruguay

Nov 02 2020

BUENOS AIRES/MONTEVIDEO, Nov 2 Máximo Andrieu, 69, is getting ready to turn his back on Argentina and start a new life in neighboring Uruguay, long a bastion of laid-back stability that is luring Argentines tired of political upheaval and economic turmoil.

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.

'No isolation, few tests': Argentina has world's highest COVID-19 positive rate

Oct 05 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has the world's highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests, according to Oxford-linked tracker Our World In Data, with nearly six out of 10 yielding an infection, a reflection of low testing levels and loose enforcement of lockdown rules.

'No isolation, few tests': Argentina has world's highest COVID-19 positive rate

Oct 05 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5 Argentina has the world's highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests, according to Oxford-linked tracker Our World In Data, with nearly six out of 10 yielding an infection, a reflection of low testing levels and loose enforcement of lockdown rules.

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

Sep 16 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.

'Health catastrophe': Argentine provinces strain as coronavirus cases top 500,000

Sep 08 2020

BUENOS AIRES Sergio Barrera Ruiz, a 52-year-old pediatrician from Jujuy in the north of Argentina, sees a local health crisis looming as the coronavirus pandemic ripples out from Buenos Aires, the capital, and grips the country's less well-equipped provinces.

Argentina provinces face 'health catastrophe' as pandemic spreads

Sep 08 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 8 Sergio Barrera Ruiz, a 52-year-old pediatrician from Jujuy in the north of Argentina, sees a local health crisis looming as the coronavirus pandemic ripples out from Buenos Aires, the capital, and grips the country's less well-equipped outlying provinces.

Small Argentine firms face 'terrifying' future even after debt deal

Aug 18 2020

BUENOS AIRES Francisco Lurueña's textile firm on the outskirts of Buenos Aires has survived 39 years of myriad economic crises. Now it stands on the verge of closure, hit by COVID-19 on top of two years of recession, high inflation and a debt crisis.

Argentines battle rising poverty and hunger, with or without debt deal

Aug 05 2020

BUENOS AIRES Silvia Puntano, a mother of seven from the poor Buenos Aires suburb of Villa Azul, these days has only one thing on her mind: where to find her next meal.

Argentina's wild ride to seal historic debt deal

Aug 04 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina is on the cusp of a historic deal to restructure $65 billion in debt, burying the ghost of past acrimonious battles with creditors as the country seeks to emerge from default.

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