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Argentina: Federal republic 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, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. 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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'Up in the air': Polls show Argentine presidential race neck-and-neck

Argentina's presidential race looks set to go down to the wire, with the first batch of polls showing incumbent Mauricio Macri and center-left challenger Alberto Fernández neck-and-neck.
Reuters - Published

Early poll in Argentina predicts narrow election win for Macri in runoff

Argentine President Mauricio Macri could edge out his main challenger in the event of an election runoff later this year, according to an opinion poll published on Thursday, one of the first since..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Argentina

Argentina forensics team travels the world to identify missing [Video]Argentina forensics team travels the world to identify missing

Argentine Anthropology Forensic Team believes their work can help the relatives find justice but also closure.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Locals loot truck of butchered pork in Argentina [Video]Locals loot truck of butchered pork in Argentina

Local residents in the Argentine town of Santa Fe carried off butchered pork from a truck that had broken down along the side of a highway on Thursday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Argentina poverty on the rise despite president promises [Video]Argentina poverty on the rise despite president promises

Freezing temperatures have once again raised concerns over rising poverty in Argentina.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Total solar eclipse plunges Chile and Argentina into darkness [Video]Total solar eclipse plunges Chile and Argentina into darkness

Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gathered as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Total solar eclipse 2019: Tourists flock to Chile to see sight [Video]Total solar eclipse 2019: Tourists flock to Chile to see sight

People in parts of Argentina and Chile will gaze heavenwards to see rare total solar eclipse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Argentina energy crisis: La Plata goes without power for days [Video]Argentina energy crisis: La Plata goes without power for days

Anger in Argentina where days of power cuts have paralysed parts of the country.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Argentina To Investigate Blackout [Video]Argentina To Investigate Blackout

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Mauricio Macri called the massive blackout that left tens of millions in South America without power on Sunday “unprecedented”, and promised a thorough..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

South America Suffers Massive Blackout [Video]South America Suffers Massive Blackout

Almost the entirety of the nations of Argentina and Uruguay, were “completely without power” following a “massive failure” in an electrical system on Sunday, Bloomberg and CNN reported, with..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Multiple South American Countries Without Power After Massive Outage [Video]Multiple South American Countries Without Power After Massive Outage

According to a report by CNN, on Sunday, a utility distributor said that a 'massive failure' in an electrical interconnection system has left Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay completely without power...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Massive Power Outage Leaves Millions Of South Americans Without Electricity [Video]Massive Power Outage Leaves Millions Of South Americans Without Electricity

According to a report by Business Insider, on Sunday, millions of people across South America were left without power following a widespread failure in the electrical system. The BBC reported that the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

England v Argentina: Women's World Cup match preview [Video]England v Argentina: Women's World Cup match preview

England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley previews her team's World Cup group match against Argentina on June 14.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

Wawrinka To Face Federer In France [Video]Wawrinka To Face Federer In France

(CNN)It will be just like old times at the French Open for Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, who will meet in the quarterfinals again after completely contrasting victories. While Wawrinka outlasted..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Federer waltzes into French Open last eight [Video]Federer waltzes into French Open last eight

Roger Federer inched closer to a triumphant return to the French Open by beating Leonardo Mayer to reach the quarter-finals.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Pochettino's Spurs in good shape for Champions League final [Video]Pochettino's Spurs in good shape for Champions League final

Spurs coach pays tribute to greatness of Liverpool but wants his team to make some of their own history tomorrow

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published

Argentina activists renew fight to legalise abortion [Video]Argentina activists renew fight to legalise abortion

Thousands of abortion rights advocates march in Buenos Aires as new legislation is presented in Congress.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:02Published

Argentina corruption: seizing assets difficult even under Macri [Video]Argentina corruption: seizing assets difficult even under Macri

While corruption scandals flourished under former President Kirchner, cleaning up after her proves difficult for Macri.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

Mexico's new jaguar cub attempts to roar for the cameras [Video]Mexico's new jaguar cub attempts to roar for the cameras

A zoo in Mexico has welcomed the birth of a new jaguar as part of its breeding programme for the threatened species. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Highlights from the Cannes Film Festival 2019 [Video]Highlights from the Cannes Film Festival 2019

From Tarantino's new movie to Selina Gomez talking about social media to Elton John's appearance for ''Rocketman'', ahead of the Palme d'Or being handed out we take a look at some of the highlights..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:30Published

Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner faces corruption charges [Video]Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner faces corruption charges

As Argentina's former president goes on trial for corruption, Al Jazeera looks at the impact it could have on her future political ambitions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

New Maradona Film Tracks Highs And Lows, Intimate Family Moments [Video]New Maradona Film Tracks Highs And Lows, Intimate Family Moments

According to Reuters, a new documentary about soccer great Diego Maradona shines a light on intimate moments with his family and teammates through previously unseen footage that capture the highs and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Maradona to Miss Cannes Film Premiere After Shoulder Injury [Video]Maradona to Miss Cannes Film Premiere After Shoulder Injury

According to Reuters, Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona is set to miss out on the Cannes premiere of a documentary about his life and career, due to “a shoulder injury requiring medical..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Argentine President Macri has slim lead for re-election in early poll

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has a narrow lead against his main challenger, candidate Alberto Fernandez, according to a poll published on Thursday, one of the first since candidates have..
Reuters - Published

Argentine President Macri picked in poll to narrowly win re-election

Argentine President Mauricio Macri is predicted to narrowly win re-election against his main challenger, Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez, according to a new poll published on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Argentina's pre-default president de la Rua dies at 81

Fernando de la Rua, who led Argentina through a debilitating economic depression that eventually led to the country's record sovereign debt default, died on Tuesday after falling ill with heart..
Reuters - Published

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