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History was made in Argentina today when the Senate finally legalized abortion, following decades of struggle from the country’s pro-choice movement and a painfully close miss in the previous attempt in 2018.

The result was wider than expected, with 38 …

-After 300.000 doses of Russia’s “Sputnik V” vaccine arrived in Argentina last week and were distributed throughout the country’s 24 provinces during the Christmas weekend, a nationwide vaccination campaign will start today to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors and nurses …

Two and a half years after the previous attempt to legalize abortion fell short in the Senate, the rematch now awaits, with the pro-choice side of the aisle now somewhat more confident that a win is possible.

But a …

-Hundreds of thousands of porteños were left in the dark yesterday, after a fire near a high tension station in the south of the city led to massive electricity outages. The Constitución, Flores, Mataderos, Parque Chacabuco, Caballito, Villa Luro and …

-Argentina’s job market report for the third quarter of the year was out yesterday, and although there was some improvement when compared to the second quarter (when the country was at the peak of the lockdown), figures continued to show …

-The announcement by the ORSNA air transport regulatory agency that the El Palomar airport would no longer be used for commercial flights has stirred up political conflict. ORSNA argued that it is “irrational” to keep “three operative airports in Greater …

Cristina Kirchner is showing her active support for the abortion legalization bill from her place in the Senate.

After approval in the House of Representatives, the VP and President of the Senate had to decide which committees would discuss …

-After a grueling 20-hour debate, the House of Representatives passed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, in cases in which the woman’s life or health is at risk, or in those deriving from rape. The …

After legalizing divorce in 1987 and gay marriage in 2010, Argentina could now be on the verge of making abortion permissible as well, with the House of Representatives opening the floor for what is expected to be a day-long discussion …

Outside of countries at war (and sometimes not even that), Venezuela has been the worst performing economy in the world over the last few years. The graphic below says it all:

The GDP of Venezuela has seen an unprecedentes collapse in the last few years

Venezuela’s per capita economic output has collapsed in the …