Panama COVID-19 cases surge: Medics warn of overwhelmed hospitals

Panama government has imposed severe confinement measures in one province to stop an explosive rise in COVID-19 cases. Doctors have issued a plea to authorities to impose a nationwide lockdown as the virus spreads even to the most remote parts of the country. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Panama COVID-19 cases surge: Medics warn of overwhelmed hospitals

Argentinians protest in Buenos Aires against government decisions

Argentina is seeing the effects of the economic pressure caused by the coronavirus pandemic, sparking anti-government demonstrations in the capital. Some rallied on behalf of farmers across the country, but many more are unhappy with the lockdown. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Argentinians protest in Buenos Aires against government decisions

Latin America: UN urges collaboration to prevent economic crisis

The United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, has warned that the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean will plunge millions of people into poverty. Launching a policy brief on the future of the region, he added that 18 million people would lose their jobs, with the worst affected being women and Black and Indigenous … Read more Latin America: UN urges collaboration to prevent economic crisis

Protesters in Buenos Aires Decry Government’s Virus Response on Argentina’s Independence Day

On Argentina’s Independence Day, tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Buenos Aires on Thursday to protest the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic instead. Protesters waved Argentine flags and shouted slogans against President Alberto Fernández and Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who governed Argentina between 2007 and 2015. Many complained about an economic … Read more Protesters in Buenos Aires Decry Government’s Virus Response on Argentina’s Independence Day

Argentina allows Olympic athletes to resume training

Argentina’s government has given next year’s Olympic athletes special permission to train. At the same time, it has reimposed tight restrictions on outdoor exercise for everyone else as a measure to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Argentina allows Olympic athletes to resume training

Dancers explore how coronavirus has changed the way we move, touch and connect

World renowned dancers in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Kansas City and London respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, in an FT collaboration with Sadler’s Wells. See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132. ► Check out our Community tab for more stories on the economy. ► … Read more Dancers explore how coronavirus has changed the way we move, touch and connect

Man living in complete isolation for 45 years | Close Up | Ep. 20

Man living in complete isolation for 45 years High in the mountains of Tucuman province in northwest Argentina, 83-year-old Pedro Luca has been living alone in a cave for 45 years. Filmmaker Mathieu Orcel first made his journey to Argentina in June 2018 to make a documentary about Pedro’s life. In the beginning of this … Read more Man living in complete isolation for 45 years | Close Up | Ep. 20

Latin America outbreak: COVID-19 inflicts stark economic losses

In Latin America, countries still experiencing major outbreaks are imposing tougher lockdowns, others are beginning to lift them. Across the continent, all are facing heavy economic losses from the pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Latin America outbreak: COVID-19 inflicts stark economic losses

Argentina extends lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases in capital

Argentina has extended its coronavirus restrictions for Buenos Aires and surrounding regions. Rules that were due to end on Sunday will now stay in place until at least July 17. That is putting more pressure on businesses that are barely scraping by. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina. – Subscribe to our … Read more Argentina extends lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases in capital

Covid-19: Buenos Aires to reimpose lockdown after rise in coronavirus cases

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez announced on Friday a toughening of lockdown measures in the capital Buenos Aires and its surrounding area as coronavirus cases are on the rise. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Covid-19: Buenos Aires to reimpose lockdown after rise in coronavirus cases

Man crashes car into gate of Chinese embassy in Argentina

A man drove a car into the front gate of the Chinese embassy in Buenos Aires on Monday, prompting a major response by police, Reuters reported citing officials’ statement from the Chinese Embassy shared with the news agency. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP … Read more Man crashes car into gate of Chinese embassy in Argentina

COVID-19 cases in Latin America exceed 2 million

More than two million people across Latin America and the Caribbean are reported to have been infected with the coronavirus. Bolivia has reported more than 23,000 infections and 740 deaths. Its health ministry has suffered a corruption scandal as the health system is at breaking point, with some patients dying in the street because hospitals … Read more COVID-19 cases in Latin America exceed 2 million

Argentina expected to extend coronavirus controls in capital

Argentina is expected to extend coronavirus restrictions near the capital, where most of its new infections are concentrated. Still, it appears to have weathered the pandemic better than its neighbours. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: … Read more Argentina expected to extend coronavirus controls in capital

Argentina takeover of soy giant Vicentin sparks political debate

The Argentinian government wants to expropriate a bankrupt agricultural group to save jobs. The giant Argentinian agricultural group, Vicentin, owes creditors more than $1bn. The government has stepped in to rescue it. It says its plan will save jobs and help to ensure the future of the country’s food sovereignty. But opponents say any kind … Read more Argentina takeover of soy giant Vicentin sparks political debate

Femicide in Argentina: Not One Less protest held despite lockdown

Thousands of people in Argentina have defied a coronavirus lockdown to join protests calling for an end to the killing of women. The “Not One Less” movement has been gaining momentum over the past five years as femicide continues to rise. Rights groups say at least 57 women are known to have been killed since … Read more Femicide in Argentina: Not One Less protest held despite lockdown