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%.
After Mercado Libre reported in its balance sheet holdings of almost $8 million in Bitcoin, now another Argentine unicorn showed its cards in the crypto world. Globant reported to the US SEC that it owns $500,000 in this same digital asset.
According to the report on the health situation in Buenos Aires, the occupancy of ICU beds in the public health system is 79%. There are only 115 intensive care beds available out of a total of 550.
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).