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Argentina, whose official name is the Argentine Republic, is a country located in the south of South America, the largest after Brazil. It is among the ten largest countries in the world. In terms of population, it is the third most populous country in South America, behind Brazil and Colombia. It is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and borders Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Paraná, Santa Catarina, and the Rio Grande do Sul are the Brazilian states that border the country. Interestingly, the name Argentina comes from the Latin Argentum, which means “silver”. That’s because, according to legend, Argentina would be rich in this metal.

Inflation leads Argentina to repeat measures that have already failed
(Bloomberg) – If previous interventions serve as a guide, the new veto on beef exports from Argentina will not be able to contain inflation. The prices of red meat show an increase of 65% in the annual rate and far exceed inflation of 46%, which led the Argentine president, Alberto
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Coronavirus: Argentina announces suspension of football in the country until May 30
The measure, at first, is only for games organized by the AFA, but matches of Libertadores and South America may be affected; Conmebol, however, says that duels will happen normally. A little more than 20 days before the start of the Copa America, the Argentine government announced strict measures against
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Argentina confines again when it is the country with the most daily deaths per million inhabitants
The Argentine President announced this Thursday the return to confinement to contain the second wave that makes Argentina the country with the most daily deaths per million inhabitants. The measure will extend from May 22 to 30, inclusive. “After those nine days, activities will resume as they are today [Thursday]
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Argentine President visiting Portugal has little decision-making power
Analysts consider that the Argentine President, who arrives in Lisbon today, is politically weakened, without popular support and without exercising real power in his country, a far cry from Alberto Fernández, who, as a candidate, visited Portugal in 2019. “The current Alberto Fernández, compared to the one who visited Portugal
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Argentina raises more than $ 2 billion in taxes on wealth
Argentina raised more than $ 2 billion with an extraordinary tax on wealth, paid by 80% of the people affected by this tax to pay for spending on the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on Monday (3). The collection with this tax, promoted by the government of the center-left president
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When satellites from the USSR helped Argentina sink British ships in the Malvinas
The information helped Argentine pilots to send vessels to the bottom of the sea. Soviet leaders might have had little sympathy for Leopoldo Galtieri’s Argentine Military Junta, but in the South Atlantic Conflict, the Kremlin authorities opted for pragmatism: my enemy’s enemy is my friend. It was then that Moscow
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Argentina approves the purchase of 10 Beechcraft C-12B Huron aircraft from the USA
Argentina approved the purchase of 10 UC-12B Huron aircraft and related services from the USA. The value of this acquisition is around US $ 16.6 million. The aircraft, all formerly US Navy, is currently stored in the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AZ).
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Corn: Argentina is expected to produce 50m tonnes in the 2021/22 harvest, USDA estimates
Argentina is expected to produce 50 million tons of corn in the 2021/22 harvest, according to information from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Report bulletin. The volume is higher than the 47 million tonnes harvested in the 2020/21 season. The area to be harvested should be 6.2
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Argentine Transport Minister dies in road accident
Argentine Transport Minister Mario Meoni died on Friday night in a car accident, official sources told Efe news agency. The accident occurred when the governor was traveling to the city of Junin, in Buenos Aires, where Meoni was mayor from 2003 to 2015. Meoni, 56, has been a holder of
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Argentina starts to produce the Sputnik V vaccine locally
First batches will be sent to Russia for quality control, and mass production is expected to start in June. BUENOS AIRES – Argentina announced that it was the first country in Latin America to produce the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Institute in Russia. The first batches produced
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