Argentine president  Alberto Fernandez: Vowed to ‘seek dialogue’ with the opposition. Photograph:  Tomas Cuesta/Getty Images

Argentine president Alberto Fernández’s centre-left coalition has pledged to seek co-operation with the opposition and present a new economic programm(...)

A woman walks past a defaced poster for  the Frente de Todos ruling party depicting Argentinian president Alberto Fernández and  candidate for the Buenos Aires province, Victoria Tolosa Paz, in Buenos Aires  on Monday. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP via Getty Images

Silvia Ramírez, a 62-year-old pensioner in Buenos Aires, has started working again because her pension has been “crushed” by inflation, but she still (...)

 A couple taking a photograph with their health books after getting vaccinated in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Villa Crespo in Argentina. Photograph: EPA/Demian Alday Estevez

Argentina’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is facing a “very critical situation” because of delays in receiving vital second doses of the Sputnik V va(...)

Another burial in a cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The nation  registered  4,211 deaths from Covid-19 on Monday, a record for a 24-hour period. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro laughed off his country recording more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in one day for the first time, asking support(...)

Palestinian workers display boxes of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines received from Israel, as a first shipment arrives on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing, south of Rafah, Gaza, this week.  Photograph: Ahmad Salem/Bloomberg

More than 110.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns H(...)

Former Argentinian president from 1989-1999 Carlos Menem. Photograph: Ali Burafi/AFP via Getty Images

Flamboyant Argentinian ex-president Carlos Menem died on Sunday at age 90 after battling long-term health problems, the country’s current president Al(...)

Pro-choice protesters dance outside the National Congress as senators decide on the legalization of abortion on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The proposal authorises legal, voluntary and free interruption of pregnancy until the 14th week while allowing doctor’s conscientious objection. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images

The decision by Argentina’s senate to legalise abortion marks a major advance for women’s rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, home to some of t(...)

Abortion-rights activists watch live video of lawmakers in session, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before it approved a bill to legalise abortion. Photograph: AP

Argentina’s Senate voted on Wednesday to legalise abortion, a first for a big country in Latin America and a triumph for women’s rights campaigners a(...)

Demonstrators celebrate with green headscarves – the symbol of abortion rights activists – outside the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty

The Senate in Argentina will on Tuesday debate a Bill that, if it passes into law, would make the country by far the largest in Latin America to legal(...)

A container with the CoronaVac vaccine  that arrived in Brazil from China at Guarulhos International Airport in  Sao Paulo. Photograph:   Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty

Having borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean will enter 2021 knowing they face huge challenges(...)

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