Ilda Almeida's articles

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The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced that the 2019-2020 football season, interrupted since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, is officially over. The 24-team Copa Superliga, of which one round had been played, will also be cancelled and no clubs will be relegated from the top flight due to the disruption, officials confirmed. Relegation is currently calculated […]
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Argentina’s latest effort to restructure its overseas debt probably won’t be its last, according to Harvard University economist Carmen Reinhart, who has sounded alarms over coming emerging markets crises in Venezuela and Turkey. If anything, she said in an interview, Argentina’s initial offer merely kicks the can down the road. It will need to be […]
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Argentina has sparked controversy and dismay among its regional neighbours after announcing it will withdraw from all future negotiations over free-trade deals involving the Mercosur trade bloc. The government, which announced its decision late Friday evening via a statement from the Foreign Ministry, said its decision was part of a move to concentrate fully on […]
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After 24 hours of confusion, officials in Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires Province, Córdoba and Santa Fe have decided that citizens in large cities in their four regions will not be allowed to leave their homes for one hour each day. The decision, announced via a joint statement, is a reaction to new rules for the mandatory […]
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Argentina’s decision to pull out of regional trade negotiations will exacerbate the country’s economic crisis, a coalition of opposition lawmakers said. Citing economic policy priorities and the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, President Alberto Fernández’s administration withdrew from ongoing and future talks with several countries as part of the regional Mercosur trade bloc, the group’s […]
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President Alberto Fernández has confirmed that Argentina’s nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is to be extended, though he confirmed there will be a loosening of restrictions for regions with low circulation of the virus. The president did not give a specific date for the extension, though officials have briefed that it […]
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President Alberto Fernán- dez will extend Argenti- na’s nationwide lock- down until Sunday, May 10, in a televised announcement this weekend, government sources have confirmed. The Peronist leader has a videoconference call sched- uled for 4pm tomorrow with all of Argentina’s provincial gov- ernors, during which he will discuss details of the exten- sion. He […]
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The first two cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the Villa 31 shantytown in Retiro. A 43-year-old woman was the first confirmed Covid-19 case in the barrio on Tuesday. She presented herself last Friday at a health clinic in the neighbourhood seeking assistance after coming down with symptoms of the infection. The woman, who […]
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The parent company of Lysol disinfectant warned Friday that its products should not be used internally to treat Covid-19 after President Donald Trump wondered about the prospect during a White House briefing. Trump noted Thursday that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants on the virus and wondered aloud if they could be injected […]
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Argentines are flocking to buy black-market dollars as real interest rates sink below zero and fears mount of yet another chaotic sovereign debt default. The peso weakened to a record 118 pesos per dollar in informal exchange houses known as “cuevas” Thursday, up from 107 the previous day, according to people with direct knowledge of […]