RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (REUTERS) In the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, a city famed for its passionate tango dancing and romance, the pandemic is putting a dampener on couples making babies, with birthrates down by a quarter since Covid-19 struck early last year.
Claudia Becerra and her boyfriend Agustín Cacciola have long dreamed of having a child, but strict quarantines and economic malaise from the impact of the virus have made them put off their plans.
“Uncertainty is the most difficult thing we face,” Cacciola, a 32-year-old lawyer, told Reuters alongside Becerra, an accountant, at their . . .