What we learned this week: February 13 to 20

THE WEEK IN CORONAVIRUS There were 2,054,681 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 51,000 deaths at press time yesterday as against last week’s figures breaking through the barriers of two million cases (2,008,345) and 50,000 deaths (50,029), in both cases on the previous Friday (February 12). Ash Wednesday saw a major milestone within the pandemic with … Read more

What we learn this week: February 20-27

THE WEEK IN CORONAVIRUS There were 2,098,728 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 51,887 deaths at press time yesterday as against 2,054,681 cases and exactly 51,000 deaths the previous Friday when Ginés González García resigned in disgrace from the Health Ministry over the “VIP vaccine” scandal. Carla Vizzotti was already up and running as the new … Read more

Fernández reiterates call for judicial reform in speech to Congress

President Alberto Fernández reiterated his call for broad judicial reform on Monday, branding the Judiciary as privileged and politicised as he delivered an annual state of the nation address. The Peronist leader faced a hostile opposition as he delivered a speech marking the opening of the 139th ordinary sessions of Congress, with angry interjections from … Read more