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Argentina exceeds 1 million coronavirus cases as spike strains health system


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.

Argentina exceeds 1 million Covid-19 cases

BUENOS AIRES Argentina has become the fifth country in the world to exceed one million coronavirus cases, its health ministry said on Monday, making it the smallest nation by far to reach the grim milestone after infections accelerated in recent weeks.

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Argentina surpasses 900,000 COVID-19 cases, virus spreads to the interior

BUENOS AIRES Argentina surpassed 900,000 cases of coronavirus on Monday, with strong growth of infections in large populated centers in the interior of the country after months of the virus' being concentrated in Buenos Aires and its suburbs.

Oct 12 2020

IMF staff to return to Argentina in mid-November to start talks on IMF program

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund staff had productive meetings with Argentine authorities during an in-person visit and will return in mid-November to initiate discussions on a new IMF-supported program, the IMF said in a statement on Monday.

Oct 12 2020

Argentina first nation to OK drought-resistant GMO wheat, farm industry balks

BUENOS AIRES Argentina on Friday formally became the first country in the world to approve the use of drought-resistant genetically modified (GMO) wheat, prompting fierce criticism by the country's massive export agriculture industry. | Video

Oct 09 2020

Argentina's GDP to fall 11.8% in 2020 due to COVID-19, central bank poll says

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's economy is set to contract by 11.8% in 2020, a slightly rosier outlook than a previous estimate of a 12.1% drop, according to a central bank survey of economists and analysts on Friday.

Oct 09 2020

Rights group criticizes Buenos Aires for using face recognition tech on kids

BUENOS AIRES Human Rights Watch wants the city of Buenos Aires to stop using live facial recognition to identify children accused of committing crimes, the rights group said on Friday.

Oct 09 2020

Exclusive: Argentina to become first country to commercially approve GMO wheat

BUENOS AIRES Argentina will approve the commercialization of HB4 drought-resistant GMO wheat by biotechnology firm Bioceres SA, according to a government document seen by Reuters that is expected to be published in the official gazette on Thursday.

Oct 07 2020

Maradona tests negative for coronavirus, says his lawyer

BUENOS AIRES Former Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday, allaying fears he had contacted the virus after hugging a colleague who was later found to have tested positive, his lawyer said on Monday.

Oct 05 2020

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

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.

Oct 05 2020