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Up In Smoke : Wild Fire In Argentina

Up In Smoke : Wild Fire In Argentina

As Argentina suffers through one of its worst droughts in decades, fires in the Paraná Delta – the country’s largest wetland – are billowing smoke as far away as Buenos Aires, residents said. The fires, on land normally used for grazing, appear to have been sparked by ranchers burning pastures to clear them, a traditional […]

Argentines Battle Rising Poverty And Hunger, With Or Without Debt Deal

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. “Every day, I go from one community kitchen to another, I go there to look for food,” the 37-year-old said. “Other days I have to […]

Argentina Battles Coronavirus Spike As Pandemic Grips Poverty-Hit ‘Villas’

Argentina Battles Coronavirus Spike As Pandemic Grips Poverty-Hit ‘Villas’

In Villa 31, a densely populated and poor neighbourhood 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. The spread of the virus in the so-called “villas” underscores how millions of often […]

‘We Ran Out Of Beer’: The Night Nigeria Won Olympic Football Gold Against Argentina

‘We Ran Out Of Beer’: The Night Nigeria Won Olympic Football Gold Against Argentina

  Rotimi Fawole was a football-mad teenager when the Atlanta Olympics began in the summer of 1996. Crouched around the family TV, he remembers a summer of sitting up late to watch his team compete. Like most fans, Fawole wasn’t expecting the Dream Team, as the U-23 squad had been hopefully christened, to go far. […]

Terrified women buying up FROGS and TOADS to eat Zika-spreading mosquitoes

Terrified women buying up FROGS and TOADS to eat Zika-spreading mosquitoes

The sale of mosquito-eating frogs and toads is booming in Argentina as the government warned that Zika virus is spreading in the country despite the massive deployment of pesticides The virus has has been linked to a rise in microcephaly, a debilitating birth defect where children are born with abnormally small heads. Argentina’s health ministry […]