Farmers in Argentina have been protesting in the streets for months after President Cristina Fern-ndez de Kirchner implemented a soybean export tax increase without congressional consent. With Argentina's congress close to a vote on the tax hike, The Takeaway talks with Paul Scheltus, a blogger and reporter covering the situation from Buenos Aires.
The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Rosario. The Argentine city outside Buenos Aires has erected a new monument to its best-known native son, Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Correspondent Ian Mount prepared our report.
Argentina's first elected female President, Cristina Fern-ndez de Kirchner, promised to build on the economic boom engineered by her husband, ex-President Nestor Kirchner, but that's not how it's worked out, and Reporter Ian Mount explains why.
Sexual abuse allegations against a popular actor have rocked Argentina in recent weeks. Thousands of women have come forward with their stories of sexual assault using the hashtag, #Miracomonosponemo, meaning, "Look at what you've done to us."
In Argentina, abortion is illegal — except in cases of rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother. But abortion rights activists say even those rare cases where abortion is lawful, women and girls have a hard time accessing one.
Argentina has been the fastest-growing market in the world for Uber since it started operating there in 2016. That success has angered the city's taxi unions, who claim demand for taxis has been cut in half since Uber's arrival.
In Argentina, a mostly Catholic and conservative country, discussion around sex education has been heated. That’s why a law passed in 2006 to give kids comprehensive sexual education has been sporadically implemented. Until recently, it was ignored and put on the back burner.
In Argentina, violence against women is rising nationwide. Prosecutor Marcela Juan is among a number of women trying to solve the problem. Some are working on legislation while others are taking to the streets, making their voices heard.
The pandemic’s deadly grip has sparked a global race to understand how the virus is evolving and spreading — and the clues are in its genetic code. A worldwide network of scientists is trying to map and understand the genomic makeup of the new coronavirus in near real time.
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