Argentina, one of the countries where poverty has increased the most

Argentina is the fourth country in Latin America that recorded the most significant increase in poverty in 2020 with the pandemic. In Peru, poverty rose 9.9 percentage points over the previous year; in Ecuador, the increase was 7.3 points and in Colombia, 6.8. Fourth on the podium is Argentina, with a rise of 6.5 percentage points. In the second half of 2019, 35.5% of the population was poor, while at the end of 2020, the figure was 42%.

Clean Energy: Government Launches $7.42 Million Plan

In the second half of the year, the Ministry of Science and Technology will issue a call for proposals to promote the development of hydrogen and lithium. In addition, there will be support for solar, wind and biomass energy as complements. The State will disburse the amount in principle 700 million pesos ($7.52 mn), but it could escalate up to 800 million pesos ($8.5 mn).