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Argentina resumes strict pandemic lockdown after case surge

May. 20, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The government of President Alberto Fernández on Thursday announced a strict lockdown for the first time this year after more than 35,000 coronavirus infections were reported for the third straight day in Argentina and the death toll skyrocketed. ...

Pope meets Argentine president months after abortion law

May. 13, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met Thursday with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, months after Argentina legalized abortion despite a personal appeal from the pontiff and opposition from the Catholic Church. In a break with usual practice, the Vatican communique about...

Sputnik vaccine helping Russia regain LatAm foothold

Apr. 12, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia has been trying to get its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V into Brazilian arms for months, and been repeatedly frustrated by legal, regulatory and possibly even diplomatic obstacles. That began to change as the South American nation played...