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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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Crime in Argentina: Months of quarantine leave many vulnerable [Video]

Crime in Argentina: Months of quarantine leave many vulnerable

Under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, police in Argentina are also tackling a rise in crime.

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Argentine justice reform: Anger at motives behind the gov't plans [Video]

Argentine justice reform: Anger at motives behind the gov't plans

Protesters in Argentina question the government's motives for a proposed overhaul of the justice system.

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Argentina's pandemic squatters [Video]

Argentina's pandemic squatters

Al Jazeera speaks to Argentinians left out in the cold because by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Argentina battles fires in Paraná Delta [Video]

Argentina battles fires in Paraná Delta

Firefighters continued to fight fires in the wetlands of the Paraná River Delta, destroying habitats in an area close to 200 square miles.

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David Beckham talks about ‘brutal’ reaction to World Cup sending off [Video]

David Beckham talks about ‘brutal’ reaction to World Cup sending off

David Beckham has spoken about the “brutal” reaction he faced following his1998 World Cup sending off during a discussion about football’s mental healthculture. Beckham was vilified by some fans..

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Argentina lockdown: Reports of abuse by security forces [Video]

Argentina lockdown: Reports of abuse by security forces

Human rights groups say at least 12 people have been killed or disappeared by security forces since Argentina imposed a lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Argentine paralympic swimmer builds plastic bag pool [Video]

Argentine paralympic swimmer builds plastic bag pool

Sebastian Galleguillo, 18, an Argentine paralympic swimmer, has found an unusual way to train during an almost four-month lockdown in and around capital Buenos Aires due to the coronavirus pandemic..

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Argentina artists struggle during COVID-19 crisis [Video]

Argentina artists struggle during COVID-19 crisis

Theatres, cinemas and everything related to culture were among the first places to shut down, and they are likely to be the last ones to reopen.

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Argentinians protest in Buenos Aires against government decisions [Video]

Argentinians protest in Buenos Aires against government decisions

Argentina is struggling with recession and inflation and is negotiating with creditors to restructure its foreign debt.

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Femicide in Argentina: Not One Less protest held despite lockdown [Video]

Femicide in Argentina: Not One Less protest held despite lockdown

Thousands defy the lockdown in Argentina to protest against the killing of women.

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Barcelona president Bartomeu says Messi will end his career with Catalan club, dismissing earlier report [Video]

Barcelona president Bartomeu says Messi will end his career with Catalan club, dismissing earlier report

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Lionel Messi will end his career at the Catalan club, dismissing a report saying the Argentine won't renew his contract

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Argentina allows Olympic athletes to resume training [Video]

Argentina allows Olympic athletes to resume training

Argentina gives athletes due to compete in next year’s delayed Olympic games in Japan special permission to train.

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COVID-19 survivor loses dad the day he's discharged [Video]

COVID-19 survivor loses dad the day he's discharged

An Argentine COVID-19 survivor tells the emotional story of losing his father to the same disease the same day he was discharged from the hospital. Gavino Garay has more.

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Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits [Video]

Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health, finds a new study. Excess sugar consumption is a worldwide problem. The six..

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Argentina extends lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases in capital [Video]

Argentina extends lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases in capital

Argentina was one of the first countries in the region to impose a strict lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Argentina takeover of soy giant Vicentin sparks political debate [Video]

Argentina takeover of soy giant Vicentin sparks political debate

Argentina is embroiled in a bitter dispute that goes to the heart of the country's identity and how it plans to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Argentina expected to extend coronavirus controls in capital [Video]

Argentina expected to extend coronavirus controls in capital

Argentina was one of the first countries in Latin America to impose a lockdown.

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Sailor completes three-month solo Atlantic crossing to spend lockdown with parents [Video]

Sailor completes three-month solo Atlantic crossing to spend lockdown with parents

Juan Manuel Ballestero's boat was nearly broken up by waves on his perilous journey across the Atlantic to Argentina from PortugalView on euronews

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Sevilla beat Betis 2-0 in La Liga return [Video]

Sevilla beat Betis 2-0 in La Liga return

Lucas Ocampos scores and assists as Sevilla see off city rivals Real Betis 2-0 at home in the first La Liga game since the season was halted in March by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Man City star Sergio Aguero takes on role as Spanish teacher [Video]

Man City star Sergio Aguero takes on role as Spanish teacher

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has taken on the role of Spanish teacher for BBC Bitesize, with lots of children taking part in remote learning due to the pandemic. The Argentine forward uses the..

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Parents finally meet surrogate baby in Ukraine [Video]

Parents finally meet surrogate baby in Ukraine

After a long wait, an Argentine couple finally got the chance to fly over to Ukraine to meet their baby son born through surrogacy. Francis Maguire reports.

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Argentine canoeist trains in his girlfriend's pool to prep for 2021 Olympics [Video]

Argentine canoeist trains in his girlfriend's pool to prep for 2021 Olympics

Sitting in a pool with his kayak strapped to palm trees, Argentine wildwater canoeing slalom racer Sebastian Rossi is keeping fit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Canoeist trains for Olympics in girlfriend's pool [Video]

Canoeist trains for Olympics in girlfriend's pool

Argentine athlete Sebastian Rossi is training for the 2021 Olympics with an innovative home setup -- inside his girlfriend's swimming pool. Gloria Tso has more.

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