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‘Social fridges’ open in Argentina as poverty rises

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FOOD AID. Red Solidaria (Solidarity Network) volunteer Felicitas Solano (R), cooks a lentil stew to feed poor and homeless people at Plaza de Mayo square, in front of the Casa Rosada government palace in Buenos Aires on April 29, 2016. Photo by Juan Mabromata/AFP

So-called social or solidarity fridges, where people leave food for those who need it, appear to provide food aid with dignity to those who can’t afford to purchase food

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (May 12, 2016) — With hardship rising due to job cuts and inflation, Argentina has adopted a scheme from Europe’s economic crisis: putting food in outdoor “social fridges” for the needy. Continue reading ‘Social fridges’ open in Argentina as poverty rises

South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

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AFTER THE TORNADO. People walk past a car turned upside down by a tornado in Dolores, Uruguay on April 16, 2016. Nicolas Garcia/AFP

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have all been hit by the deluge, which has inundated towns, taken out bridges, blocked roads and cut off water supplies in recent days

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Apr. 21, 2016) — Severe storms and flooding across South America’s “southern cone” have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.

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Argentina to ration electricity during heat wave

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The measure is aimed at alleviating an energy crisis during the southern hemisphere’s summer, when peak demand for electricity is tapping the power grid

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Feb. 19, 2016) — Argentinians sweltering through a major heat wave received another dose of bad news on Thursday when the authorities announced they will ration electricity in the capital Buenos Aires.

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Over 160,000 flee worst floods in 50 years

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Authorities estimated that it could take months for some affected areas to recover from the floods [AP]
Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia have been battered by heavy rains blamed on the El Niño phenomenon.

January 1, 2016 — More than 160,000 people have been displaced over the past several days by the heaviest floods to hit South America in 50 years.

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