Watch: Protests in Argentina against discrimination in the vaccination process against Corona

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in several cities in Argentina to protest against discrimination in the distribution of vaccines against the Coronavirus, Covid 19, and their giving to important figures in a scandal that led to the resignation of the former Minister of Health Jines Gonzalez Garcí.

Protesters gathered, waving blue and white flags, outside the government headquarters in Plaza de Mayo in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, and carried banners reading “Give me my vaccination”, “Get out all of you” and “Stop wasting our money.”

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Protests in Argentina against the preference of senior politicians and their families to Ta’a

10:32 PM

Sunday 28 February 2021

Rio de Janeiro – (dpa)

Thousands of Argentines protested over the weekend against what they see as a privilege for politicians, their families and allies, to obtain vaccines against the disease (Covid-19).

On Saturday evening, protesters hung black-stuffed body bags on the doors of the government building in Buenos Aires, a palace that houses the president’s office, as a symbol of those who died while waiting to receive a vaccine.

Some of the fake body bags bore the names of pro-government politicians who received the vaccine.

“The way to demonstrate in a democratic country cannot be by displaying body bags with the names of political figures in front of Casa Rosada,” President Alberto Fernandez wrote on Twitter on Saturday evening.

A little more than a week ago, Fernandez sacked Health Minister Jennies Gonzalez Garcia, after it became known that people close to the government had received the vaccine other than the planned vaccination program.

Reports said that the former minister kept 3,000 doses of vaccine for personal use. The name “VIP vaccinations” was launched by the protesters and the media.

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Protests in Argentina against the preference of senior politicians and their families to Ta’a

10:32 PM

Sunday 28 February 2021

Rio de Janeiro – (dpa)

Thousands of Argentines protested over the weekend against what they see as a privilege for politicians, their families and allies, to obtain vaccines against the disease (Covid-19).

On Saturday evening, protesters hung black-stuffed body bags on the doors of the government building in Buenos Aires, a palace that houses the president’s office, as a symbol of those who died while waiting to receive a vaccine.

Some of the fake body bags bore the names of pro-government politicians who received the vaccine.

“The way to demonstrate in a democratic country cannot be by displaying body bags with the names of political figures in front of Casa Rosada,” President Alberto Fernandez wrote on Twitter on Saturday evening.

A little more than a week ago, Fernandez sacked Health Minister Jennies Gonzalez Garcia, after it became known that people close to the government had received the vaccine other than the planned vaccination program.

Reports said that the former minister kept 3,000 doses of vaccine for personal use. The name “VIP vaccinations” was launched by the protesters and the media.

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Demonstrations in Argentina protest against discrimination in administering Corona vaccines

Thousands of citizens demonstrated in several cities in Argentina to protest against discrimination in distributing vaccines and giving them to VIPs in a scandal that led to the resignation of former Health Minister Jines Gonzalez Jarce.

Protesters gathered, waving blue and white flags, outside government headquarters in Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, and in other cities.

They carried banners reading “Give me my vaccination”, “Get away, all of you,” and “Stop wasting our money.”

Garsi resigned last Friday after it emerged that the 75-year-old doctor had helped friends get vaccinated before their turn.

The scandal revealed, after the journalist Horacio Verbitzky (71 years) announced to the radio that thanks to his long friendship with the Minister of Health, he was able to get a vaccine in his office before the rest of the population.

On Monday, the government issued a list of seventy people who received the vaccine outside the official campaign launched in December, including the Minister of Economy and former President Eduardo Duhalde (38 years), his wife and their children.

“They started giving vaccinations to friends of the officials. They are stealing someone else’s life,” Irene Marcet, who participated in the protest in the Plaza de Mayo, told AFP.

On the grids in front of Casa Rosada, the official residence of the Argentine president in Buenos Aires, protesters hung huge black body bags with the names of vaccinated pro-government leaders written on it.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez condemned these actions. “This unfortunate act only reveals how many opponents see the republic. Let us not remain silent in the face of an act of this degree of barbarism,” he wrote on Twitter.

Argentina, with a population of 44 million, has recorded more than 2 million infections, including 52,000 deaths due to the Corona virus. A million people have been vaccinated so far, according to the government.

Argentina received 1.22 million doses of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine, about 580 thousand doses of the Chinese “Coffeeshield”, and 904 thousand doses of the Chinese “Sinopharm” as well.

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Demonstrations in Argentina protest against discrimination in administering Corona vaccines

Demonstrations in Argentina protest against discrimination in administering Corona vaccines

Sunday, February 28, 2021 – 04:27 PM

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Because of discrimination in vaccine distribution … Thousands are protesting in Argentina

Thousands of citizens in Argentina demonstrated in the streets in several cities to protest against discrimination in the distribution of anti-virus vaccines.

This came after the Argentine Minister of Health, Genis Gonzalez Garcia, resigned from his post, after he was asked by that president, Alberto Fernandez, after some close to him got vaccinations against the Corona virus and they were not deserving of that.

Protesters gathered, waving blue and white flags, outside the government headquarters in Plaza de Mayo in the capital, Buenos Aires, and in other cities, carrying banners reading “Give me my vaccination,” “Get out all of you,” and “Stop wasting our money.”

In front of Casa Rosada, the official residence of the Argentine president in Buenos Aires, protesters hung huge black body bags on the networks, inscribed with the names of vaccinated pro-government leaders.

“They started giving vaccinations to friends of the officials. They are stealing someone else’s life,” Irene Marcet, who participated in the protest in the Plaza de Mayo, told AFP.

For his part, President Alberto Fernandez condemned these actions, writing on Twitter: “This unfortunate act only reveals how many opponents see the Republic. Let us not remain silent in the face of an act of this degree of barbarism.”

It is worth noting that the Argentine government issued, last Monday, a list of seventy people who received the vaccine outside the official campaign it launched at the end of last December, including the Minister of Economy, the former president, Eduardo Duhalde (38 years), his wife and their children.

Argentina, with a population of 44 million, has recorded more than two million cases of coronavirus infection, including 52,000 deaths due to this virus, and about a million people have been vaccinated so far, according to the government, as Argentina received 1.22 million doses of the “Sputnik-V” vaccine. The Russian anti-corona virus, about 580 thousand doses of the Chinese “Coffeeshild” vaccine against this virus, and 904 thousand doses of the Chinese “Sinopharm” vaccine against the Corona virus as well.

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Talking to the Pope about his health

The interview granted by Francisco in 2019 for a rehearsal of Nelson Castro was anticipated, this Saturday, by La Nación. The lung operation, the anguish during the dictatorship period when he hid the persecuted people told the psychiatrist who helped him with tests for novices. And about death: it does not scare me, I imagine in Rome, in function or as an emeritus.

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I am not afraid of death and I imagine it in Rome: this is what Pope Francis says in an interview with the Argentine newspaper La Nación. This is an interview that took place two years ago, on February 16, 2019, with journalist and doctor Nelson Castro for a book of his on the health of the Popes.

Francisco says he feels good and full of energy, thank God. He recalls the “difficult time”, in 1957, at the age of 21, when he suffered the removal of the upper lobe from his right lung because of three cysts. “When I recovered from the anesthesia, the pain I felt was very intense. It is not that I was not worried, but I was always convinced that I would be healed ”, said the pontiff.

He points out that the recovery was complete. “I never felt a limitation in my activities. Even on several international trips, I never had to limit or cancel ”any of the scheduled activities. “I never felt tired or short of breath (dyspnoea). As the doctors explained to me, the right lung expanded and covered the entire ipsilateral hemithorax ”, he stressed.

The journalist asks the Pope if he has already been psychoanalyzed: “I will tell you how things happened. I was never psychoanalyzed. When I was provincial of the Jesuits, during the terrible days of the dictatorship, when I had to take people underground to get them out of the country and save their lives, I had to deal with situations that I did not know how to face. I went to see a lady – a great woman – who helped me to read some psychological tests for the novices. So, for six months, I consulted her once a week ”.

He was a psychiatrist. “In these six months, she helped me to guide me on how to face the fears of the time. Imagine what it was like to transport a person hidden in the car – just by a blanket – and go through three military checkpoints in the Campo de Mayo area. The tension that this generated in me was enormous. ”

He recalls that the interview with the psychiatrist also helped him learn to control anxiety and to avoid hasty decisions. He talks about the importance of studying psychology for a priest: “I am convinced that every priest must know human psychology”.

The following talks about neuroses: “For neuroses, it is necessary to prepare a mate. Not only that, it is necessary to caress them. They are companions of the person throughout his life ”. Francisco, as I said before, recalls reading a book that interested him a lot and made him laugh a lot: “Rejoice in Being Neurotic” (Rejoice at being neurotic) by the American psychiatrist Louis E. Bisch: “It is very important be able to know where the bones creak. Where are they and what are our spiritual evils. Over time, you learn to know your own neuroses ”.

Francisco talks about the anxiety of wanting to do everything right away. He quotes the famous proverb attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte: “Dress me up slowly, I’m in a hurry.” Talk about the need to know how to slow down. One of his methods is to listen to Bach: “It calms me down and helps me to analyze problems better.”

At the end of the interview, the journalist asks if he thinks about death: “Yes”, replies the Pope. If you are afraid: “No, not at all”. And how do you imagine his death: “As Pope, in exercise or emeritus. In Rome. I will not be returning to Argentina ”.

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Toyota presented the new Corolla GR-S, the sportiest

The brand added a new model to the Gazoo Racing range, the family that already integrates the Hilux pick up. It has 170 hp. All the details

Toyota Gazoo Racing Argentina announced the launch of the new Corolla GR-S, the sportiest version of the sedan that is marketed in the country.

This new Corolla option completes the Toyota sports line up in the region, following the launch of the Hilux GR-Sport. Corolla GR-S, is also the first model produced in Brazil under the GR brand and developed in partnership with Toyota Gazoo Racing Argentina.

In terms of features, the new Corolla GR-S improves its performance thanks to changes to suspension settings and the incorporation of new aerodynamic parts. Among the main modifications are the valve adjustments of the front and rear dampers, and changes in the stiffness of the rear spirals and the anti-roll bar.

At the same time, additional floor covers were incorporated and a rear aerodynamic deflector and a lower structural reinforcement in the body were added.

As for the powertrain, it is equipped with the nuevo motor 2.0L “Dynamic Force” Dual VVT-i with direct and indirect injection and a maximum power of 170 CV at 6600 rpm, with a torque of 200 Nm. This motor is coupled to the transmission “Direct Shift CVT” de 10 speed pre-programmed, with a gear in the first gear to improve the exit of the vehicle, sequential mode, paddles behind the wheel and “Sport” driving mode.

In equipment, it has 17 “alloy wheels, LED taillights, Bi-Led headlights with height adjustment, and a black rear spoiler.

The new Corolla GR-S, like the rest of the vehicles marketed by Toyota, has a transferable warranty of 5 years or 150,000km (whichever comes first).

With this new addition, the Corolla has eight versions on the market, among which the hybrid option is also considered.

The values ​​for the entire range are as follows:

  • Corolla 2020 2.0 XLI MT MY21: $1.920.800
  • Corolla 2020 2.0 XLI CVT MY21: $2.023.500
  • Corolla 2020 2.0 XEI MT MY21: $ 2,155,700
  • Corolla 2020 2.0 XEI CVT MY21: $ 2,250,400
  • Corolla 2020 2.0 SEG CVT MY21: $ 2,714,900
  • Corolla Hybrid 2020 Corolla 2020 HV 1.8 SEG eCVT MY21 $ 2,853,400
  • Corolla 2020 HV 1.8 XEI eCVT MY21 $ 2,408,900
  • Corolla GR-Sport $2.598.300

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How is the strategy for the return of the fans to the fields

From what seemed like a resounding no a few weeks ago, to a plan and protocols already presented for the return … The return operation for the return of the fans to the Argentine soccer fields is already underway. And even the National government, who was always very cautious on the subject, has already given the go-ahead to move forward with the strategy that will allow fans to return to the courts after almost a year. “What we are seeing is each protocol that was applied with AFA, everything was fulfilled and, in this way, we have a good testimony of working together, with which progress can be made. What we need to see now is the evolution of the pandemic and vaccination“were the words of Santiago Cafiero, Chief of Staff, when consulted on the subject.

Domínguez and Tapia, keys for the return.

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From the national authorities the priority for the first months of 2021 was tostart with the vaccination plan against Covid-19 and with the return to classes, something fundamental to see if the contagion curve does not skyrocket and continues as in recent weeks. Now, with both proposals already underway, the Government can move forward and analyze the protocols presented to allow fans access to the stadiums. Not for now, not in the short term, but for May / June and with the prospect of having the movements oiled in the Copa América.

In the renovated Monumental, the Copa América 2021 will be inaugurated. Photo: (Fernando De La Orden)

In the renovated Monumental, the Copa América 2021 will be inaugurated. Photo: (Fernando De La Orden)

In fact, this week important advances were already made … On Tuesday, Gonzalo belloso, a strong man of Conmebol, warned that from Luque they had the idea that the America’s Cup 2021, which will be played in the middle of the year in Argentina and Colombia, either with the public, a minimum of 30% capacity. On Wednesday, in Puerto Madero, the Executive Committee of the Professional League met and the return of the people was the central theme of the talk. And on Thursday, it was Chiqui Tapia who had a talk with Argentine soccer leaders and with Diego Santilli, Deputy Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires. What was talked about? Yes, again from the return operation. “We have already raised a protocol for the return of the public “said the AFA president after the rally.

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As it happened with the return of football to our country, Conmebol works in some way as an engine to get the project going. In July of last year, when in Argentina they were still trained by Zoom, the entity that presides Alejandro Dominguez He said that the Libertadores returned on September 15, 2020. This not only accelerated the return to face-to-face practices but was a boost for the return to competition at the domestic level.. And both the Libertadores and the Maradona Cup were played without major problems. Now, as had already happened last year, both Chiqui Tapia What Matias Lammens (Minister of Tourism and Sports) and Rodolfo D’Onofrio (President of River, which will host the Copa América) and other authorities are in tune to advance with the protocols.

Image of the past, the courts will now be at 30% capacity.

Image of the past, the courts will now be at 30% capacity.

Although it is true that the return of the fans still does not have an agreed date and will have to wait for the approval of protocols and necessary sanitary measures, the return of the public would be – if everything continues as before – before the Copa América, which starts on June 11 in Núñez. Of course, you cannot organize a tournament with an audience without first having done a pilot test in the League Cup. And in principle, the idea of ​​the leaders is to allow them to be the subscribers to the clubs (which in many cases continued to pay the fee despite not being able to go to the pitch) who have the priority to be the first to take their seats in the stadiums.

The Santiago del Estero field, home to the Copa América.

The Santiago del Estero field, home to the Copa América.

What capacity of the stadiums will be enabled? The plan contemplates that, in a first stage, it will be 30% of the capacity. And this number is not whimsical: opening the stadiums for a better percentage would not be a business since more would be lost in the operation than in what is collected with the tickets. What requirements will be necessary to enter? They are not yet known: the protocols will be very strict and from Conmebol they slipped that you can even request a negative PCR test to be able to go to the field.

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Tapia: "We have already raised a protocol for the return of the public"

If the return operation is confirmed, Argentine soccer clubs would once again have an income that they stopped receiving almost a year ago and it would help the battered economies of the clubs that suffered so much from the pandemic crisis. But If the Copa América is played with the public, it will also help the provinces, which could receive more tourism. Of course, in addition to the Monumental, they will host Mendoza (Chile will play there twice), At payment, Córdoba Y Santiago del Estero.

Without hurry, while it is hoped that the pandemic can be controlled, they advance so that the fans return. And the idea is taking shape.

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The tail of a giant armadillo from 700,000 years ago discovered in Argentina

Buenos Aires. The San Pedro Paleontological Museum, located in the province of Buenos Aires, has a new piece of great historical value, a fossilized tail of a giant armadillo that lived at the end of the Ensenada age, more than 700,000 years ago.

The discovery occurred when the operator Fausto Capre was excavating with his machine about 10 meters deep in a quarry, and he observed an object that caught his attention, to which he called a team of paleontologists who confirmed the nature of the piece , which is about a meter long and weighs 43 kilograms.

Although fossil finds are common in the area, it stands out for its antiquity, for belonging to a time from which many data are unknown about the giant species that inhabited the continent, as is the case of this armadillo, which would have a weight over 1,000 kilograms, 4 meters long and a shell about 5 centimeters thick, which makes it a kind of “living war tank,” as paleontologist José Luis Aguilar told Efe.

A time of giant animals

“Of this period of time, there is really little that is known of many members of the South American fauna that walked through these places, every time you find a fossil from the end of the Ensenada age you always find that these animals have different adaptations (… ) … you see that they are rougher, more corpulent, they have a different gigantism, a greater gigantism ”, said Aguilar, director of the San Pedro Paleontological Museum.

This time is considered the “peak of an evolutionary response”, by which the natural herbivorous animals of South America increased their size to defend themselves against the arrival of new predators from North America when both continents joined between 3 and 4 million years ago. .

“From North America came carnivores such as saber-toothed tigers, wild dogs, felines … a whole host of carnivores that were not in South America that began to prey on those herbivorous animals such as giant sloths (…) . The evolutionary answer is that after a few hundred thousand years these animals start to get bigger as if saying ‘I get bigger so that it is more difficult for you to attack’ ”, he added.

A natural trap

In this same area, several fossils of different animals were found in a reduced space, since in this there was a swamp that acted as a “natural trap” for the animals.

“At the end of this Ensenadense age, all that area was an old swamp, an old wetland, it was like a natural trap, the big bugs came to eat attracted to the pastures or to drink water and they found a very soft floor and ended up sunk and dying in that swamp, it’s like it was a trap that was hunting animals for hundreds of years or thousands, “he stressed.

This fossil was removed from the site by Aguilar and Julio Simonini, another of the team’s paleontologists, and must now be treated to remove the sediment layer that surrounds it, known as tosca, and they hope that once this process is finished, the tail, or flow tube, can be exhibited in one of the museum rooms.

Visitors, who for just over a month were able to re-enter the museum after more than 10 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be able to see one of the oldest fossils in the region.

“Of this particular genre, and from this moment of time, this end of Ensenadense, here in the area there are no pieces, the pieces that have been found correspond to a date between 20 and 40 thousand years, much more modern”, Aguilar concluded.

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