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Argentina to lift almost all Covid restrictions as cases and deaths fall

Global development Argentina to lift almost all Covid restrictions as cases and deaths fall Masks will no longer be required outdoors as government says country could be at ‘end of pandemic’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Argentina’s presidential cabinet chief Juan Manzur and health minister Carla Vizzotti during a meeting in Buenos Aires discussing the removal of restrictions. Photograph: Pablo Duberti/AFP/Getty Images Argentina’s presidential cabinet chief…
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Diego Flores: A chip off the Bielsa block making an instant impact as a manager in Argentina

When the time came to go, Diego Flores’ exit from Leeds United was quiet and swift. Promotion to the Premier League was his cue to leave and in the process of gathering his belongings at Thorp Arch, he unintentionally left a few of them behind. Marcelo Bielsa’s staff were ecstatic about escaping from the Championship and nobody doubted Flores’ part in it. He was an assistant and colleague on whom…
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Argentina Crisis Deepens as Vice President Blasts Fernandez

Argentina’s powerful Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner slammed President Alberto Fernandez in an open letter, heightening the political crisis that has roiled the government since it lost an election Sunday.  Kirchner, who governed Argentina from 2007 to 2015, published a letter Thursday blaming Fernandez for a “political catastrophe” she says was caused by his economic strategy. Their coalition’s loss in the Sept. 12 midterm primary vote was largely due…
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Argentina’s ‘white gold’ rush for EV metal lithium fuels economy

SALTA, Argentina — In Argentina’s remote northern Salta province, the silence of the desert landscape is broken only by the hum of machinery pumping salt-water brine to extract lithium, a sign of accelerating efforts to ride the global electric vehicle boom. Beneath the South American country’s highland salt flats, reached by winding mountain roads, is buried the world’s third largest reserve of the ultra-light battery metal, which has seen a…
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In Argentina’s north, a ‘white gold’ rush for EV metal lithium gathers pace

SALTA, Argentina, Sept 14 (Reuters) – In Argentina’s remote northern Salta province, the silence of the desert landscape is broken only by the hum of machinery pumping salt-water brine to extract lithium, a sign of accelerating efforts to ride the global electric vehicle boom. Beneath the South American country’s highland salt flats, reached by winding mountain roads, is buried the world’s third largest reserve of the ultra-light battery metal, which…
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Argentina’s Ruling Coalition Dealt Big Blow in Primary Vote – Bloomberg

Argentina’s Ruling Coalition Dealt Big Blow in Primary Vote  Bloomberg…
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New movie explores global complicity in Argentina’s ‘dirty war’

The Argentine military dictatorship’s reign of terror involved torture and killings, leading to the disappearance of at least 30,000 people. Now 45 years later, the Swiss filmmaker Andreas Fontana takes the tragic Latin American historical events to the big screen to show viewers how different people and countries — including the U.S. and European countries — helped create an international state of terror. “I think it’s important to tell this…
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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he secretly lived in Argentina for a month after reading ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ by Tim Ferriss

Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales appeared on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast. He was asked for book recommendations, and said that he moved to Argentina after reading Ferriss’. He didn’t specify when, but said that no one knew he was there. LoadingSomething is loading. Jimmy Wales, cofounder of Wikipedia, revealed he secretly moved to Argentina for a month after reading Tim Ferriss’s book “The 4-Hour Workweek.“ Wales, a futures and options…
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Capybara population ‘wreaking havoc’ in wealthy community in Argentina

Show Caption Hide Caption Capybaras are attacking lawns and pets in Argentina Giant rodents, called Capybaras are invading neighborhoods in Argentina. Some are attacking pets and wrecking properties. Associated Press, USA TODAY Capybaras have destroyed lawns, caused traffic jams and even bitten residents’ dogs in a community in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Local residents in the Nordelta district of the country’s capital city have complained about the rodents’ intrusion. Some have…
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Attack of the giant rodents or class war? Argentina’s rich riled by new neighbors

Argentina Attack of the giant rodents or class war? Argentina’s rich riled by new neighbors Hordes of capybaras have taken up residence at a gated community, sparking a debate on the environment and inequality Capybaras, known locally as carpinchos, are the world’s largest rodent, standing over one 60cm tall and weighing up to 60kg. Photograph: Mara Sosti/AFP via Getty Images Capybaras, known locally as carpinchos, are the world’s largest rodent,…
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