The resignation comes at a time when the nation’s economy is staring at multiple challenges, from soaring inflation to critical shortages of items like diesel and fertilizers.
Silvina Batakis comes in at a time when the Argentine economy is in full-blown crisis mode, with inflation above 60%, a high fiscal deficit and fears rising about debt defaults.
Tucked away in the north-eastern corner of Argentina is Ibera park, the world's second-largest wetland. Much of its wildlife vanished during the 20th century due to hunting and aggressive agricultural practices. But over the past 15 years, scientists and conservationists have taken a gamble to "rewild" the area by reintroducing endangered or previously extinct native species, including anteaters, scarlet macaws and even jaguars. The initiative is proving beneficial for both the environment and local communities. Our correspondents report.
Two cases of monkeypox were confirmed by Argentina on Friday in individuals who had recently arrived from Spain.
In this edition, Argentina may be a global leader in trans rights but the age expectancy for a trans person is only 40 years old. Our team on the ground report on the discrimination still being experienced by the community. Also how companies in Benin are seeking to improve conditions for their female employees, particularly for working mothers. Plus the French female rappers who are now asking men to twerk instead.
Argentina is struggling to deal with spiraling food inflation, driven by soaring commodity prices worldwide, the war in Ukraine and the lingering effects of the pandemic. Millions in Argentina are relying on food aid.
Four Argentine friends will cycle 10,500 kilometres from South Africa to Qatar to support their country at the World Cup in November, an initiative that will also lead to 10,500 new trees being planted in their homeland.
Authorities in Buenos Aires are searching to determine what the cocaine was mixed with. Over 50 people were also hospitalized after ingesting the tainted batch of the hard drug.
20 Nov 2021
Argentines dealt a severe blow to President Alberto Fernandez's ruling coalition amid widespread discontent over the deepening economic crisis and spiraling inflation.
13 Oct 2021
Javier Milei is the embodiment of anti-establishment rebellion. For years, the economist did the rounds on talk shows and slammed the country's politics. Now he wants to be its leader. Young voters think that's good.
9 Oct 2021
A stranded humpback whale is rescued alive off Argentina's Atlantic coast at the seaside resort of La Lucila del Mar, 360 kilometres south of Buenos Aires. The whale is one of two stranded whales saved by a team of 30 people including local residents, marine environmentalists, members of the Civil Defence, coastguard police, volunteer firefighters and beach lifeguards.