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Marina Lammertyn

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

05 Aug 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

04 Aug 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.

TIMELINE-Argentina's wild ride to seal historic debt deal

04 Aug 2020

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 4 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.

Shot in the arm: South America seeks to tame seasonal flu as COVID-19 spreads

26 Jun 2020

BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO As South America's winter sets in, health officials and doctors are beefing up inoculation programs to head off a potential spike in seasonal flu that could overwhelm hospitals already straining under the coronavirus pandemic.

Argentina battles coronavirus spike as pandemic grips poverty-hit 'villas'

19 Jun 2020

BUENOS AIRES In Villa 31, a densely populated and poor neighborhood in the heart of Buenos Aires, Lilian Andrade is getting used to tragedy after the area and others like it around the Argentine capital were hit by a spike of coronavirus infections.

In Brazil's shadow, laid-back Uruguay curbs COVID-19

28 May 2020

MONTEVIDEO Leonardo Silveira, a bookstore owner in Montevideo, is hopeful about the future as Uruguay begins a gradual reopening. The small country has kept rates of COVID-19 at one of the lowest levels in Latin America, even as the region becomes a coronavirus epicenter.

Latin America's indigenous shield elderly 'cultural guardians' from coronavirus

11 May 2020

BUENOS AIRES/BRASILIA Indigenous peoples across Latin America are cutting off their communities from the outside world, worried that the coronavirus could pose a grave threat to their culture by putting at risk tribal elders, the keepers of their heritage.

Argentina's fledgling lithium sector clipped by coronavirus

16 Apr 2020

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's fledgling lithium sector has been torpedoed by the global spread of coronavirus, with operations stalled by a nationwide crackdown and some projects being abandoned as the pandemic has sharpened economic concerns in the country.

Argentine city digs hundreds of graves amid pandemic even as curve flattens

13 Apr 2020

BUENOS AIRES A city government in the central Argentine province of Cordoba has dug around 250 graves, anticipating a death toll increase from the coronavirus pandemic, even as a nationwide lockdown appears to be flattening the rise in new cases.

Argentina's energy bust spawns 'ghost town' in prized Vaca Muerta

19 Feb 2020

AÑELO, Argentina Just weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp , Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before. | Video

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