Joel Richards

Joel Richards

Joel Richards covers the Southern Cone region for CGTN America. He joined the channel in April 2013 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

After starting out as a sports reporter in Spain, he moved to Argentina in 2008. Joel has worked in print, radio and television reporting on politics, social issues, culture and sport. From across Europe, Africa and South America, he has covered a range of stories, from earthquakes, presidential elections and major international tournaments, to tango world championships.

He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Hispanic Studies.

Follow Joel Richards on Twitter @joel_richards


November 18, 2023

Argentina gears up for its presidential election run-off

Anxiety and anticipation are building in Argentina ahead of Sunday’s presidential election. Polls show the choice between Economy Minister Sergio Massa and far-right Libertarian Javier Milei is too close to call. CGTN’s Joel Richards has more from Buenos Aires on the pending matchup between candidates […] Read More...
November 14, 2023

Polls tight in Argentina’s presidential election

By this time next week, Argentina should know who its next leader will be. Right now, polls suggest next Sunday’s race for president is too close to call. It pits the ruling party candidate Sergio Massa against a political outsider the firebrand Libertarian Javier Milei. […] Read More...
November 3, 2023

Argentina readies for election with economy in crisis

Argentina is just over two weeks away from deciding its next president, with a second round run-off between Economy Minister Sergio Massa and the far-right libertarian Javier Milei. The elections take place against the backdrop of one of the country’s worst economic crises in decades, […] Read More...
Far-right candidate Javier Milei leads Argentine presidential polls
October 22, 2023

Far-right candidate Javier Milei leads Argentine presidential polls

Far-right candidate Javier Milei led opinion surveys ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Argentina. Voters went to the polls in the context of a deep economic crisis. All of the candidates are proposing major changes, but Milei has transformed the campaign with radical proposals. Joel […] Read More...
October 16, 2023

The lithium triangle

As global demand for lithium explodes, Argentina is looking to capitalize on this raw material with China’s help. Read More...
July 14, 2023

Team develops new fertility technique in Argentina

A new fertility technique is having success in Argentina after the first baby was born using the new method and two more women are in their third trimester. CGTN’s Joel Richards went to meet the team in Buenos Aires and learn how the project could increase the success rate of Assisted Reproductive Treatment. Read More...
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