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Venezuelan Engineers Flee to Argentina but Find Few Jobs Await

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationJobs

As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, almost 7,000 Venezuelan engineers have moved to Argentina during the past two years. But Argentina’s economy is staggering, too, and the job market is fiercely competitive, so where does that leave a trained engineer?

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She Sells Rare Plants at Argentine Market

Region: Argentina

Topics: Jobs

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Cuts to Science Budget in Argentina Endanger Work on Promising Toxoplasmosis Vaccine

Region: Argentina

Topics: Jobs

Since 2004, Argentina's science council has consistently raised the number of researchers hired annually, but the past two years have witnessed a 50-percent drop in annual hiring. The budget cuts have sparked two sit-ins and other demonstrations, as well as uncertainty among scientists and the threat of a brain drain. The previous investment in science had helped markedly to develop a promising vaccine against toxoplasmosis, a dangerous parasite infecting half of all pregnant women in Buenos Aires province.

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