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Stories for August 8th 2021

  • Sunday, August 8th 2021 - 13:02 UTC

    Migration crisis in Ecuadorian border town: Clandestine crossings and lack of government support

    Border town of Huaquillas has witnessed a high influx of migrants and refugees, mostly of Venezuelan origin who have fled their countries due to the humanitarian crisis. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    By Sebastián Astorga (*) – A border town divided between two countries, where before the Covid-19 pandemic people passed through without custom controls, is now divided by fences on the two bridges that cross from Ecuador to Peru in its vicinity, cutting off almost completely the only commercial activity on which it survived and further burdening the situation of the more than ten thousand migrants who are passing through, many of them on foot.

  • Sunday, August 8th 2021 - 11:54 UTC

    Meatless, vegan hamburgers have arrived at a fast food chain in Buenos Aires

    Market surveys indicate that in Argentina there is a strong vegan or vegetarian percentage of the population, 12% and growing, points out Kantar Worldpanel.

    Meatless hamburgers have arrived in Argentina, following the growing world tendency of veganism, which has had an impact on the traditional fast (junk) food chains. In Buenos Aires, the Mostaza chain has launched its Mega NotBurger line, in alliance with Notco a start-up and recent Argentine unicorn, which elaborates food and proteins out of plants.