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Weekly Report - 25 February 2021 (WR-21-08)

ARGENTINA: Loose talk triggers vaccine scandal

It started as a few throw-away comments by veteran journalist Horacio Verbitsky on a live programme for the El Destape FM radio station in Buenos Aires. From there it rapidly escalated into a major scandal over coronavirus queue-jumping and cronyism (similar to recent events in Peru [WR-21-07]), triggering the departure of the health minister, Ginés González García, and causing deep embarrassment for President Alberto Fernández.

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