Natalie Alcoba

Natalie Alcoba

Latin America

Latin America reels as coronavirus pandemic gains pace

Countries struggle to contain new outbreaks as economic desperation leads to protests over hunger and job cuts.

Latin America reels as coronavirus pandemic gains pace

Business & Economy

Argentina defaults again as debt talks progress

Economy minister says country closer to new debt deal but 'important distance' remains.

Argentina defaults again as debt talks progress

Argentina

Showdown: Deadline nears for Argentina debt deal

Outcome in Argentina could reverberate globally as other indebted nations are pressured by coronavirus.

Showdown: Deadline nears for Argentina debt deal

Coronavirus pandemic

Argentina's coronavirus patients, medical workers harassed

COVID-19 patients and those fighting the virus in Argentina are increasingly being stigmatised and threatened.

Argentina's coronavirus patients, medical workers harassed

Coronavirus pandemic

Buenos Aires backs off plan requiring elderly to carry permits

Argentine capital faced backlash after initially saying those 70 years and older had to get permission to leave home.

Buenos Aires backs off plan requiring elderly to carry permits

Women's Rights

Coronavirus may have 'devastating' effects on reproductive rights

New report highlights potential 'unrecognised' impacts of the pandemic, including an increase in maternal deaths.

Coronavirus may have 'devastating' effects on reproductive rights

Coronavirus pandemic

Argentina's poorest barrios caught between coronavirus and hunger

The COVID-19 pandemic exposes in crude terms Argentina's deep socioeconomic fault lines.

Argentina's poorest barrios caught between coronavirus and hunger

Women's Rights

Argentina sees at least 6 femicides during coronavirus quarantine

A daughter of a victim doesn't blame the quarantine, but the system she says is not protecting women.

Argentina sees at least 6 femicides during coronavirus quarantine

Coronavirus pandemic

Quarantined Argentines use balconies to honour disappeared

Argentines, forced indoors due to coronavirus, display handkerchiefs to remember those killed during dictatorship.

Quarantined Argentines use balconies to honour disappeared

Coronavirus pandemic

Breaking coronavirus quarantine in Argentina could mean jail time

Country's president says anyone who is required to be under quarantine must follow it, or face criminal prosecution.

Breaking coronavirus quarantine in Argentina could mean jail time

Coronavirus pandemic

Argentina tries to protect older people from COVID-19

An estimated 10,000 people in Argentina are 100 years old or older; they are especially vulnerable to coronavirus.

Argentina tries to protect older people from COVID-19

Argentina

President Fernandez tries to slay Argentina’s inflation dragon

The new administration has enacted a host of measures to bring relief to struggling citizens. But results are mixed.

President Fernandez tries to slay Argentina’s inflation dragon