Argentine President Offends With Comment: ‘Brazilians Emerged from the Jungle’

President Alberto Fernández tried to connect with the Spanish prime minister by highlighting Argentina’s European heritage. Instead he caused offense across much of Latin America.

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A Pandemic Surge Threatens South America’s Premier Soccer Tournament

Argentina is weighing whether to host the Copa América, due to start in mid-June, in a discussion that mirrors the one in Japan over holding the Olympics.

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‘We Were Left With Nothing.’ Argentina’s Misery Deepens in the Pandemic.

The economy contracted by nearly 10 percent last year, and the country faces a reckoning with the I.M.F. over $45 billion in debts.

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Argentina’s President Has Preliminary Positive Virus Test Despite Vaccination

The president, who received the test result on his 62nd birthday, said he will remain in isolation while waiting for the results of the more rigorous PCR test

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How Support for Legal Abortion Went Mainstream in Argentina

The fight for legalization began decades ago, but it gained traction only as more women became lawmakers and a massive grass-roots effort shifted the conversation.

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How Argentina Bucked Latin American Tradition and Made Abortion Legal

The region, where Roman Catholic and evangelical churches hold sway, has long been unfriendly territory for abortion rights advocates. Argentina in 2020, though, offered a different landscape.

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Argentina Senate to Vote on Bill Legalizing Abortion

A bill before the Senate would make abortion legal in the predominantly Catholic nation, the homeland of Pope Francis. Its approval likely would have significant effect across Latin America.

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Vote to Legalize Abortion Passes Lower House of Argentine Congress

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has made the rights of women and of gay and transgender people central to his government, even through a recession and a pandemic.

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Argentina to Allow Medicinal Marijuana to Be Grown at Home

The new regulation also orders insurance providers to cover cannabis products prescribed by doctors. Some of the strongest champions of the government’s move were mothers of sick children.

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In Argentina’s Debt Negotiations, a Kinder, Gentler Capitalism Faces a Test

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company, is opposing a debt settlement deal with Argentina as the country grapples with soaring poverty and the pandemic.

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Argentina Teeters on Default, Again, as Pandemic Guts Economy

Even before the coronavirus deepened Argentina’s recession, the country was on track to default on $66 billion in debt.

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In Argentina, a Bid to Make Language Gender Neutral Gains Traction

A movement to make Spanish grammar less centered on male terms has gained broad adherence, including from President Alberto Fernández.

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