ARGENTINA

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ARGENTINA

260,911

Total Cases

5,088

Total Deaths

187,283

Total Recovered

68,540

Total Active Cases

+84

New Deaths

0

New Cases


via therahnuma07/15/2020

COVID-19: Argentina outlines protocols for football restart - The Rahnuma Daily

Buenos Aires, July 15 (IANS) The Argentinian Football Association (AFA) has presented new sanitary protocols to the government as it seeks to end a four-month COVID-19 shutdown. The document was published on the AFA’s official website on Tuesday along with a letter signed by the entity’s President Claudio Tapia to Health Minister Gines Gonzalez, reports Xinhua …

via news.bloombergtax07/12/2020

Argentina Gazettes Resolutions Extending Deadlines for Reduced Employer Contributions Due to Coronavirus - Bloomberg Tax

The Argentine Official Gazette July 8 published General Resolution No. 4757/2020, extending the payments deadline for reduced employer contributions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution reduces the payment of employer contributions by 95 percent. The resolution includes measures setting extended deadlines: 1) between Sept. 14 and 16 for payment of social security contributions based on taxpayers’ unique tax identification code (CUIT), for June 2020; 2) to July 31 from June 9 for employer contributions accrued in March; 3) to Aug. 31 from July 1 for employer contributions accrued in April; 4) to Sept. 30 from Aug. 1 for employer contributions accrued in May; and 5) to Oct. 31 from Sept. 1 for employer contributions accrued in June. The resolution enters into force the same date. [Argentina, Official Gazette, 07/08/20]

via plenglish07/07/2020

Argentina passes the 80,000 mark for Covid-19 - Prensa Latina

Buenos Aires, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) With more than 80,000 infections, the Covid-19 curve in Argentina is currently increasing, despite the fact that the effect of strict quarantine in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires is remarkable and 12 other provinces are accentuating controls.

via thecatholicuniverse07/02/2020

Bishop and priests urge better Argentine response to Covid-19 in slums - The Catholic Universe

A bishop and priests serving the shantytowns surrounding Buenos Aires, Argentina, have warned of Covid-19 spreading through their densely populated communities and said an inadequate response from health authorities is causing people to turn to parishes. “We are entering the most critical moment of the pandemic and our parishes are accompanying their communities with many …


via en.mercopress06/29/2020

COVID-19 could crush Argentina's shale boom — MercoPress - MercoPress

By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com – Holding some of the largest shale oil and gas reserves in the world, Argentina is often cited as the likely candidate for the next big shale boom, and Vaca Muerta is often described as having the potential to be South America’s Permian basin.

via sports.yahoo06/29/2020

Argentina's '86 World Cup coach Bilardo does not have COVID: brother - Yahoo Sports

Argentina's 1986 World Cup winning coach Carlos Bilardo was diagnosed with COVID-19 by mistake, his brother said Sunday. "My brother has nothing, the very famous lab was wrong, it's to kill them, almost certainly he's going back to the same place," Jorge Bilardo wrote on Twitter

via republicworld06/25/2020

Argentina athletes receive permits to practice during quarantine before Olympics - Republic World - Republic World

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via batimes.ar07/14/2020

57 sailors onboard fishing ship in Ushuaia test positive for Covid-19 - Buenos Aires Times

Argentine fishing boat docks in Ushuaia after 35 days at sea, after crew begin showing signs of coronavirus. Reports say 57 of the 61 crew-members onboard the 'Echizen Maru' – who all isolated for 14 days before setting sail – have tested positive for coronavirus, puzzling experts.

via sports.yahoo07/07/2020

Americas Rugby Championship scrapped over COVID-19 issues - Yahoo Sports

The Americas Rugby Championship, a six-nation event featuring the top teams from North and South America, will not be staged as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Canada, the United States, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil and a second-tier Argentina squad compete in the Six Nations-styled event, which


via cruxnow07/01/2020

Vatican COVID-19 commission seeks to ‘prepare the future’ - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis believes that the human person is not immune to crises but always impacted by them. Being better or worse after each one, he’s often said, is “up to us.” With that in mind, the Vatican's COVID-19 coronavirus crisis task force is identifying what needs to be changed.

via voanews06/30/2020

Argentina Reversing Rollbacks on Some COVID-19 Restrictions - Voice of America

Argentina is rolling back its easing of coronavirus restrictions Wednesday, forcing thousands of businesses, including clothing and electrical appliances stores and other retailers already reeling from the initial shutdown to close again.  Business owner Vlamir Elguera told the Associated Press, “It's sad that we reach this stage of closing again. We can't continue in this way.

via news.bloombergtax06/29/2020

Argentina Gazettes Resolution Extending Special Tax, Social Security Payment Regime Due to Coronavirus - Bloomberg Tax

The Argentine Official Gazette June 26 published General Resolution No. 4742/2020, extending the application of the special payment regime that suspends tax obligations and social security liabilities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution includes measures: 1) extending the regime to tax obligations accrued until July 31, from June 30; 2) extending the application period for the regime to July 31 from June 30; and 3) setting a deadline of the 16th of the month for payment of first and subsequent installments, excluding plans submitted prior to June 1. The resolution entered into force the same date. [Argentina, Official Gazette, 06/26/20]

via sports.yahoo06/27/2020

Argentina's '86 World Cup coach Bilardo positive for coronavirus - Yahoo Sports

Argentina's 1986 World Cup winning coach Carlos Bilardo has tested positive for coronavirus but without displaying any symptoms, according to local media reports. "We are in this match with you Carlos!" the side posted on twitter on Friday. Bilardo was admitted to intensive care in July

via agriculture06/24/2020

UPDATE 1-Argentina hits pause on state takeover of embattled soy crusher Vicentin - Successful Farming

(Recasts with production minister comments)By Hugh Bronstein and Eliana RaszewskiBUENOS AIRES, June 24 (Reuters) - Argentina is examining alternatives to the planned expropriation of financially ailing soymeal exporter Vicentin, including a possible private-public partnership, Production Minister Matias Kulfas and other sources close to the talks said on Wednesday.Soy farmers owed money by Vicentin could end up as shareholders in the once-mighty company, which went broke after going on a credit-fueled expansion last year.


via plenglish07/07/2020

Argentina exceeds the 80,000 mark of Covid-19 cases - Prensa Latina

7 de julio de 2020, 10:44Buenos Aires, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) With more than 80,000 infections, the Covid-19 curve in Argentina is currently increasing, despite the fact that the effect of strict quarantine in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires is remarkable and 12 other provinces are stepping up controls.

via canadianminingjournal07/06/2020

COVID-19: Miners fight back virus outbreaks - Canadian Mining Journal

Several months after the pandemic disrupted mining operations worldwide with suspensions, travel restrictions and new protocols, the novel coronavirus continues to cause new disruptions. Most recently, 82 of 298 workers at Trevali Mining’s Santander mine in Peru have tested positive…

via cruxnow06/30/2020

Pope Francis gives his blessing to Jesuit anti-hunger projects in Argentina - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Although Pope Francis hasn’t visited his homeland since his 2013 election, he often gives signs that his heart still belongs to the country of his birth. Recently, he sent hand-written letters to two charitable causes sponsored by the Jesuits, the religious order to which Francis belongs.

via finance.yahoo06/29/2020

Argentine Economy Plunges More Than Expected After Lockdown - Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Argentina’s economy plunged more than expected in April as commerce ground to a halt during the nation’s first full month of a strict Covid-19 quarantine.Economic activity fell 17.5% from the prior month in South America’s second-largest economy, and 26.4% from a year ago, the government reported Monday. That was worse than the expectation of a 23% drop, according to forecasts compiled by Bloomberg. This economic nosedive comes after two straight years of contractions.It’s the worst decline since the government’s statistics agency began publishing monthly data in 1993, surpassing any single month during the country’s historic 2001-02 economic crisis when the government defaulted on $95 billion in debt.ARGENTINA REACT: April Economic Activity Previews Deep 2Q PlungeRead More: In Perennial Economic Crisis, Argentina Faces Worst Year Yet (1)What Our Economist Says“Absent changes in economic policy and a positive confidence shock -- for instance, from a successful debt deal -- we anticipate a modest rebound in the second half of the year and a rather weak pace of growth in 2021.”-Adriana Dupita, Latin America economist, Bloomberg EconomicsThe data foreshadows more economic pain to come. The IMF and OECD forecast Argentina economy will contract approximately 10% this year. The unemployment rate, already in double digits, is expected to rise still higher after private companies cut 91,000 jobs in April, the worst month of losses since at least 2003, according to government data.Argentina’s path to recovery is deeply fogged by an extended quarantine and the government’s ongoing effort to restructure $65 billion in overseas debt with bondholders. The nation is already in default and talks stalled earlier this month. President Alberto Fernandez hasn’t rolled out a big-picture economic plan yet either. The government’s controversial plan to expropriate a major soy exporter and an airline’s surprise decision to cease all domestic operations in Argentina have also dimmed the economic outlook.ARGENTINA INSIGHT: Policy Flirts With Past InterventionismArgentina’s lockdown began March 20 and the president recently extended it until July 17. The country’s strict measures have helped keep cases far lower than other regional hotspots such as Mexico and Brazil, which have far more cases and deaths.(Updates with Covid-19 context in sixth paragraph, historic data)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

via deccanherald06/29/2020

Argentina's '86 World Cup coach Bilardo does not have Covid-19: Brother - Deccan Herald

Argentina's 1986 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Bilardo was diagnosed with Covid-19 by mistake, his brother said Sunday. "My brother has nothing, the very famous lab was wrong, it's to kill them, almost certainly he's going back to the same place," Jorge Bilardo wrote on Twitter.

via blogs.imf.org06/26/2020

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: An Intensifying Pandemic - International Monetary Fund

By Alejandro Werner Español, Português Latin America and the Caribbean have become the new COVID-19 global epicenter. The human cost has been tragic, with over 100,000 lives lost. The economic toll has also been steep. The World Economic Outlook Update now estimates the region to shrink by 9.4 percent in 2020, four percentage