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Latin America’s first coronavirus fatality is in Argentina

Latin America’s first coronavirus fatality is in Argentina

A 64-year-old man died of the novel  coronavirus Saturday in Argentina, authorities said, making him Latin America’s first fatality in the global epidemic. The Buenos Aires man had returned from  Europe on February 25, Argentina’s health ministry said in a statement, without specifying which country or countries he had visited. He became ill on February […]

Mario Sandoval: France to extradite Argentine torture suspect late Sunday

Mario Sandoval: France to extradite Argentine torture suspect late Sunday

France will extradite Argentinian Mario Sandoval to Buenos Aires late Sunday to face trial over the torture and disappearance of a student during the country’s “dirty war”, airport and legal sources said. The 66-year-old former police officer was arrested Wednesday at his home near Paris, after French authorities gave the final go-ahead for his extradition, […]

Argentina: New president vows to put citizens before debt repayments

Argentina: New president vows to put citizens before debt repayments

Center-leftist Alberto Fernandez vowed to put his people first ahead of debt repayments after he was sworn in as Argentina’s president Tuesday to singing and applause from lawmakers and supporters. After taking over from the market-friendly Mauricio Macri, Fernandez sent a message to the International Monetary Fund, saying “it’s impossible to pay external debt without […]

Brazil could lose its UN vote due to $400m debt ― Officials

Brazil could lose its UN vote due to $400m debt ― Officials

The Federal Republic of Brazil risks losing its vote at the United Nations (U.N.) unless it pays some of the $400 million it owes before the end of the year. The largest country in both South America and Latin America according to VOA News report accrued a debt of $415.8 million of which $143 million […]