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BUENOS AIRES — Días después de que Argentina cancelara todos los vuelos internacionales de pasajeros para proteger al país del nuevo coronavirus, Juan Manuel Ballestero comenzó su viaje a casa de la única manera posible: se subió a su pequeño velero para lo que resultó ser una odisea de 85 días a través del Atlántico.

El marinero de 47 años podría haberse quedado en la pequeña isla portuguesa de Porto Santo para escapar la era de los confinamientos y el distanciamiento social en un lugar pintoresco relativamente preservado del virus. Pero la idea de pasar lo que él pensaba que podría ser “el fin del mundo” lejos de su familia, especialmente de su padre, que pronto cumpliría 90 años, era insoportable.

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