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Andrea Cortes walks in the hallway of the Hospital Pineiro where she works as a nurse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, July 17, 2020.

Pandemic tough on Argentina's already overworked care givers

Jul. 23, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Even before the new coronavirus hit, Argentina's health care workers were struggling, most of them often working more than 12 hours a day at multiple jobs to make ends meet amid the country's overheated inflation. The pandemic has meant even tougher times on the job,...

Psychologist Maria Clara Benitez text messages in the room where she attends patients online at her home during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, July 20, 2020. In the age of coronavirus, quarantine is posing a special challenge for residents of the world's most analyzed city. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Pandemic poses challenges for Argentines seeking therapy

Jul. 21, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Romina Caira has hidden in her bathroom, the door closed tightly so she doesn’t wake her 4-year-old daughter. Mariana Fevre finds privacy in her parked car or sitting in the stairwell of her apartment building. Coronavirus quarantines pose a special challenge for Argentines...

The Arevalo-Robledo family, dressed as The Simpsons, poses for a photo in their living room during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, June 27, 2020. Mariano Arevalo is Homer, Mariel Robledo is Marge, Federico Garozzo is Bart, Julieta is Lisa and Camila Arevalo is Maggie. This family said every day of lockdown started to look the same, so they decided every Saturday to dress in different costumes to combat boredom and put some humor into their lives. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

AP Photos: Argentines try to find happiness under quarantine

Jul. 8, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A few days of the silence and solitude of quarantine was all that Marcela Álvarez could stand. She went to the balcony of her house in Buenos Aires' Villa Devoto neighborhood, wired up Christmas lights, set up a speaker and began playing music. She feared that the...

Men play soccer at a local club, Play Futbol 5, in Pergamino, Argentina, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. In order to continue playing amid government restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the club divided its soccer field into 12 rectangles to mark limited areas for each player, keeping them from making physical contact. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Human foosball: New form of soccer developed for pandemic

Jul. 2, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) — Soccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing, though the rules have been altered and the dazzling end-to-end dashes produced by national legend Diego Maradona are impossible. Dubbed “metegol humano,” or...

In this June 13, 2020 photo, chef Leonor Espinosa stirs a rice dish in the kitchen of Leo's restaurant, in Bogota, Colombia. Facing the new coronavirus pandemic Espinosa said,

Iconic restaurants adapt to lockdowns in Latin America

Jun. 23, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Before the pandemic began, the Leo restaurant prided itself on taking customers on a culinary journey through Colombia. Inside the refurbished colonial home, diners feasted on set menus of at least 12 courses that included a thin slice of Pirarucu fish from the Amazon wrapped in...

A woman hauls a bucket of water to her home in the early morning hours in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Economic shutdowns aimed to curb the spread of new coronavirus have forced poor Peruvians, Argentines and tens of millions of others to fall back on community-based efforts amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Hungry neighbors cook together as virus roils Latin America

Jun. 19, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Clara Arango wakes at 4 a.m. daily and checks on the ingredients for breakfast. Eighteen pounds of oats, 13 pounds of sugar and a pound of cinnamon sticks, all ready. An hour later, Arango, 43, is using a shovel to stir 30 gallons of sweet oatmeal in a stainless-steel pot over a fire of...

Nicolas Suarez, 16, poses for a photo as he hangs from a soccer goalpost in a soccer field that's closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in the Fraga neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Suarez, who is recognized as one of the best players in his neighborhood, said that even though he’s afraid of the virus he needs to keep playing, as he has aspirations to go professional. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Coronavirus puts poor Argentines' soccer dreams on hold

Jun. 17, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The apartment blocks of Fort Apache are emblazoned with murals of Carlos Tevez, the superstar forward for Argentina's most popular pro soccer team and its national squad. “I come from a place where they said it was impossible to succeed,'' one mural reads, and Tiago Ruíz...

In this June 2, 2020 photo, Valentin Benitez tries to get the attention of his mother Natividad Benitez during an interview in their home, during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in the Villa 1-11-14 slum of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The number of Argentines in poverty is supposed to reach 45 percent this year as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens an already grave economic crisis. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Virus deepens Argentina's economic crisis as poverty soars

Jun. 12, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As they wait out quarantine in a cramped, windowless room, Natividad Benítez brings her six children all of their meals from the soup kitchen where she earns $133 a month, barely enough to cover her rent and a few extra monthly costs. Since the new coronavirus came to...