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Stories for March 2021

  • Monday, March 29th 2021 - 09:10 UTC

    Astra-Zeneca vaccines arrive in Argentina

    The shipment of 218,000 doses arrived at the Ezeiza international airport at 8 am .

    Over 200,000 doses of the University of Oxford /AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine arrived in Buenos Aires Sunday through the Covax mechanism, which is promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vaccine Alliance Gavi.

  • Monday, March 29th 2021 - 09:05 UTC

    Biden bows to pressure – will promote US vaccine passport

    The new passports are expected to nudge skeptical Americans to get vaccinated.

    The news came out Sunday in Washington that the administration of US President Joseph Biden was pushing for the development of a document whereby people should be available to prove whether they have been vaccinated against covid-19 or if they have the antibodies due to having had the disease, it was reported by The Washington Post.

  • Sunday, March 28th 2021 - 23:59 UTC

    Falklands vaccination programme moves onto 18-44 year-olds

    The vaccination campaign began on 8 February, and saw vulnerable groups and front-line workers receive their second dose last week

    Falkland Islands residents aged between 18 to 44 are set to receive their first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine this week, as the Islands enter the final tranche of adult vaccinations.

  • Sunday, March 28th 2021 - 23:52 UTC

    Spanish MP calls for national Covid-19 protocol for deep-sea fishing crews

    The initiative promotes coordination among Spanish consulates and embassies abroad in dealing with outbreaks on vessels

    Néstor Rego, a member of the Spanish Congress for the Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG), last week called upon the Spanish Government to establish an action protocol addressing Covid-19 outbreaks onboard deep-sea fishing vessels.

  • Sunday, March 28th 2021 - 08:53 UTC

    Mercosur has no raison d’être if members go rogue according Argentine Foreign Ministry top official

    Lacalle's words were inappropriate while Mercosur was celebrating its 30th anniversary, said Chaves

    In the aftermath of Friday's presidential clash between Alberto Fernández and Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou over the Mercosur's alleged lack of “flexibility,” Argentine Foreign Ministry's Cabinet Chief Guillermo Chaves said Saturday in a radio interview that the bloc's fundamental identity was to negotiate jointly on behalf of all members, but if each partner was allowed to hold deals individually, the association would lose its raison d'être.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 10:23 UTC

    Presidents of Uruguay, Argentina clash during Mercosur online summit

     “We're nobody's burden,” Fernández told Lacalle during the 30th Anniversary Summiy

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández told his Uruguayan counterpart Luis Lacalle Pou his country did not want to be “a burden on anyone” when the latter called for signs of “flexibilization” on the part of Mercosur to allow member states to seek unilateral foreign trade agreements elsewhere without the bloc's approval.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 10:01 UTC

    OAS Almagro backs Cuban activists on hunger strike

    “It is time for democracy to return to Cuba,” said the Uruguayan Almagro

    Organization of American States Secretary-General of Luis Almagro Friday accused Cuba's government of applying “state terrorism to those who think differently” and held the current authorities of the Caribbean island accountable “for the health and well-being” of the 55 Cuban human rights activists on hunger strike.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 09:45 UTC

    Biden invites Alberto Fernández to virtual Summit on Climate Change

    The Democrat Biden wants to hear “other voices.”

    United States President Joseph Biden has invited his Argentine colleague Alberto Fernández to take part in a virtual summit on climate change to take place between April 22 (Earth Day) and 23, it was announced.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 09:03 UTC

    Butantan develops 100% Brazilian covid vaccine

    “ButanVac will be delivered to Brazil in 2021. Great news,” said the Butantan Institute on Twitter.

    The Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo has reportedly developed a vaccine of its own against covid-19 and is awaiting clearance from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to start clinical trials in humans.

  • Saturday, March 27th 2021 - 08:50 UTC

    Paraguay under strict lockdown as of Saturday

     There will be consequences for those violating the lockdown, Balbuena explained. (Pic AFP)

    Paraguay has decreed a strict state of lockdown as of this Saturday at 00.00 as a measure to curb the spread of the Sars-Cov-2 virus, particularly the Brazilian P1 variant, also known as Manaus, and which has been affecting the country's health system severely in the past days.