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-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 …

-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 …

The summer might have brought some relief to Argentina with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the government knows the virus will inevitably strike again in a few months’ time unless something changes drastically when compared to 2020. And their …

It is no secret to anyone paying attention to life in Buenos Aires City that prevention measures against the spread of the COVID-19 virus have been significantly relaxed. Friend and family gatherings are taking place more often both outdoors and …

-Alberto Fernández’s first phone call with US president-elect Joe Biden was a bumpy one.

The call per se went normally, with Biden’s transition’s team saying afterwards that the leaders talked about COVID, “economic prosperity, combating climate change, strengthening democracy and …

Inflation and currency instability at the Central Bank have made Economy Minister Martín Guzmán accelerate his efforts to show a path of fiscal austerity, which he sees as an alternative to the disorderly devaluation that he wants to avoid.…

-The ruling Frente de Todos coalition, with Máximo Kirchner acting as its spearhead in the House of Representatives, secured the passing of a one-time emergency wealth tax in the lower chamber yesterday morning by 133 votes in favor vs. 115 …

Among the many changes that the giant 2002 devaluation brought to Argentina was a sudden switch in the country’s relationship to tourism.

During the 1990s, with a strong peso legally tied to the value of one US dollar, the stories …

After weeks of sustained slowdown in cases in Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires, Alberto Fernández announced last Friday the end of the mandatory lockdown in those areas, which will join the provinces of Jujuy, Catamarca, San Juan, Mendoza, …

Tired of the lockdown? Worried about catching COVID? No reason to feel down anymore, as Argentina keeps making deals with foreign countries and laboratories to bring in millions of vaccine doses over the coming months.

One small caveat though: we …