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Argentina: Country in South America
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area. The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Argentina evictions: Squatters forced off land and left homeless [Video]

Argentina evictions: Squatters forced off land and left homeless

Poverty and unemployment figures have soared in recent months.

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Argentina's nurses demand better working conditions as pandemic rages on [Video]

Argentina's nurses demand better working conditions as pandemic rages on

.Hundreds of nurses march through the streets of Buenos Aires towards the local government headquarters to ask for recognition, better salaries and improved working conditions.View on euronews

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British and Irish Lions to play on home turf 2021 [Video]

British and Irish Lions to play on home turf 2021

It is official, the British and Irish Lions will play in a curtain-raiser Testmatch against Japan in Scotland's own Murrayfield stadium next summer, on June26. It will be the first time the Lions have..

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Bolivia's socialists claim victory in presidential election [Video]

Bolivia's socialists claim victory in presidential election

Bolivia's socialist candidate Luis Arce looks set to win the country's presidential election without the need for a run-off, an unofficial count indicated on Monday, putting the leftwing party of Evo..

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Argentina marks 75th anniversary of Peronism [Video]

Argentina marks 75th anniversary of Peronism

Annual event commemorates the 1945 protests by Argentine workers calling for the release of imprisoned politician Juan Domingo Peron, who went on to become president.

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Argentina opens up: Malls and football return with restrictions [Video]

Argentina opens up: Malls and football return with restrictions

Argentina has one of the highest numbers of infections in the world.

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Argentina's protesters urge gov't to stop foreign debt payments [Video]

Argentina's protesters urge gov't to stop foreign debt payments

The economy in Argentina was in trouble prior to the pandemic, struggling with recession and high inflation.

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Argentina set to face 'tough rival' Ecuador in first World Cup 2022 qualifier [Video]

Argentina set to face 'tough rival' Ecuador in first World Cup 2022 qualifier

VIDEO SHOWS: ARGENTINA TRAINING AHEAD OF WORLD CUP QUALIFIER MATCH AGAINST ECUADOR, AND THREE SOUNDBITES FROM HEAD COACH LIONEL SCALONI RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SHOTLIST AND SCRIPT SHOWS: EZEIZA,

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About 300 firefighters try to control fires in Cordoba, Argentina [Video]

About 300 firefighters try to control fires in Cordoba, Argentina

Some 300 firefighters tried to put out two large forest fires that are still active in a mountainous area of Córdoba province, in central Argentina.View on euronews

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Argentina: Thousands displaced as economic crisis worsens [Video]

Argentina: Thousands displaced as economic crisis worsens

Government figures released this week show that poverty has soared in Argentina in recent months.

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Tributes after Argentine cartoonist Quino dies aged 88 [Video]

Tributes after Argentine cartoonist Quino dies aged 88

Argentine cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, the creator of the beloved comic strip Mafalda, has died at the age of 88, his editor announced Wednesday.View on euronews

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The dark underbelly of Argentina's horse meat trade [Video]

The dark underbelly of Argentina's horse meat trade

Argentina is famed for its horses, whether excelling in polo matches or carrying gauchos through the Pampas farm lands. What's less well known is what lies ahead for many horses after their best days..

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Latin America faces threat of unrest over COVID-19 economic damage [Video]

Latin America faces threat of unrest over COVID-19 economic damage

In Latin America, COVID-19 infections and deaths are continuing to rise with more than 800,000 people now infected in Colombia and Peru, and at least 700,000 in Argentina.

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Argentina women urge president to fulfil legal abortion promise [Video]

Argentina women urge president to fulfil legal abortion promise

Argentina's president is under pressure to keep an election promise which could end a leading cause of maternal deaths in the country.

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Coronavirus in Argentina: Cases continue to soar despite strict lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus in Argentina: Cases continue to soar despite strict lockdown

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Bolsonaro criticises Argentina for handling of economy [Video]

Bolsonaro criticises Argentina for handling of economy

Brazilian president accuses President Alberto Fernandez’ government of bad economic policies during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Argentina economic crisis worsening due to COVID-19 [Video]

Argentina economic crisis worsening due to COVID-19

Many people in Argentina say they are barely surviving - and blame the pandemic, debt and a failing healthcare system.

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Argentina: Provincial healthcare strained as COVID cases spread [Video]

Argentina: Provincial healthcare strained as COVID cases spread

From the capital city and into the provinces - the coronavirus makes its way relentlessly across Argentina.

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Argentina police protest to demand better pay and conditions [Video]

Argentina police protest to demand better pay and conditions

Police officers in Argentina say they are being forced to pay for protective equipment including bullet-proof vests from their own salaries.

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Messi stays at Barcelona: Fans hope he will return home soon [Video]

Messi stays at Barcelona: Fans hope he will return home soon

Argentinian fans are asking if Lionel Messi will return home next summer.

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Argentina small businesses struggling to stay afloat [Video]

Argentina small businesses struggling to stay afloat

Al Jazeera looks at steps to help businesses battling to survive in Argentina.

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