United Kingdom  

Argentina

Country in South America

Argentina    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

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.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

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..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:06Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published
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,

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:57Published
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

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
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

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published
Coronavirus in Argentina: Cases continue to soar despite strict lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus in Argentina: Cases continue to soar despite strict lockdown

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:42Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:08Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published
Argentina devastated by widespread wildfires [Video]

Argentina devastated by widespread wildfires

About 22,000 of them are burning, in at least a dozen provinces - including one of the most biodiverse regions in the country.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published
Virtual Argentine dance competition goes global [Video]

Virtual Argentine dance competition goes global

With theaters closed around the world, three South American dancers have created a digital dance-off for aspiring twirlers, with Instagram as the new stage where competitors from Argentina and Brazil..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:26Published
Argentina's judicial system: Controversial reforms spark protests [Video]

Argentina's judicial system: Controversial reforms spark protests

The debate over judicial reform has polarised society once again.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

You Might Like


Coronavirus: Argentina's confirmed cases surpass one million

The South American nation becomes the fifth country in the world to reach the grim milestone.
BBC News - Published

Covid-19: Protests as Argentina's cases pass 900,000

Anger grows over the handling of the crisis and the economic effect of lockdowns.
BBC News - Published

Quino, creator of Mafalda comic character, dies aged 88

Cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino, has died in his native Argentina.
BBC News - Published

Villa sign goalkeeper Martinez from Arsenal

Aston Villa sign Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal.
BBC News - Published

Lionel Messi: Father and agent due to meet Barca president over future

Lionel Messi's father and agent, Jorge, is due to meet Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu to discuss the Argentine forward's future.
BBC News - Published

Lionel Messi: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rules out move for Barcelona forward

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rules out any interest in signing Lionel Messi, but admits the Argentine would be "great" for the Premier League.
BBC News - Published

Adult industry workers surviving the pandemic

Sex industry workers from Taiwan, Argentina and India share their struggles because of Covid restrictions.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Why politics means success or failure in South America

Argentina has been singled out for success but the situation could not be more different in Brazil.
BBC News - Published

Argentina and Brazil crops threatened by locust swarm

The insects have already caused damage to crops in Paraguay and could head for Uruguay next.
BBC News - Published

Che Guevara's birthplace put up for sale

The flat where the revolutionary icon tired out his first steps is in Argentina's city of Rosario.
BBC News - Published

Argentina extends lockdown in Buenos Aires as coronavirus cases surpass 20,000

Argentina extended on Thursday a mandatory lockdown in Buenos Aires, the capital, and some other parts of the country until June 28, as confirmed coronavirus cases continue to rise, surpassing 20,000..
Reuters - Published

Argentina debt deal in sight as serial defaulter looks to avoid 'zombie land'

Argentina, in default since last month, is tantalizingly close to pulling off a $65 billion debt restructuring deal with creditors but still faces a complex set of hurdles to avoid falling into what..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: How lockdown affected Argentina's livelihoods

The prolonged lockdown in Argentina has brought more misery to a country with a troubled economic past.
BBC News - Published

Mauro Icardi: Argentine striker secures permanent switch from Inter Milan to PSG

French champions Paris St-Germain sign Argentine striker Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal from Inter Milan.
BBC News - Published

'You can't ask people to die': Coronavirus woes deepen Argentina's crisis

A new deadline to restructure the country's debt is just days away.
BBC News - Published

Lionel Messi: Barcelona and Argentina star's iconic moments

Rank our 10 choices of Lionel Messi's most iconic moments for Barcelona and Argentina - as BBC Sport prepares for Messi Day.
BBC News - Published

Thursday's gossip column: Liverpool want Wolves winger Traore

Liverpool want Wolves winger, David Luiz may leave Arsenal soon, Chelsea interested in Argentina full-back, plus more.
BBC News - Published

'I left my campervan in Argentina'

Thousands of van-driving nomads were living the dream - until the coronavirus pandemic brought them to a sudden halt.
BBC News - Published

Buenos Aires lockdown extended until June 7 after rise in coronavirus cases

Argentina extended until June 7 a mandatory lockdown in Buenos Aires on Saturday and tightened some movement restrictions, after a steady increase in the city's confirmed coronavirus cases in recent..
Reuters - Published

Argentina extends mandatory lockdown for city of Buenos Aires until June 7: Fernandez

Argentina extended a mandatory lockdown for the capital, Buenos Aires, until June 7, President Alberto Fernandez announced on Saturday, after the city saw a steady increase of coronavirus cases in..
Reuters - Published

Argentina, creditors get ready to resume debt talks after ninth sovereign default

A major Argentina creditor group said on Saturday it had been invited to sign a non-disclosure agreement by Argentina's government, signaling that talks could be moving to the next phase after the..
Reuters - Published

Argentina defaults on bond payments as debt talks heat up

Argentina missed payments on around $500 million in already delayed bond coupons on Friday, creditors and a ratings agency said, marking the country's ninth sovereign default amid ongoing restructuring..
Reuters - Published

Argentina hits 10,000 coronavirus cases, outpaced by LatAm neighbors

Argentina surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, after recording the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Argentina to amend $65 billion debt offer, talks on 'positive' course - minister

Argentina is planning to amend its offer to creditors to restructure $65 billion in foreign debt, with talks on a positive course despite there being an "important distance" left to cover, Economy..
Reuters - Published

Colombia follows Argentina in banning all international flights through August 31

Colombia on Wednesday followed Argentina's footsteps and imposed one of the toughest travel bans in the world to fight coronavirus, saying no international passenger flights will be allowed until Aug...
Reuters - Published

Megaraptor: Fossils of 10m-long dinosaur found in Argentina

Palaeontologists say the remains date back 70 million years, close to the end of the dinosaurs.
BBC News - Published

Argentine parents, newborn baby separated 8,000 miles by virus

Jose Perez and Flavia Lavorino in Buenos Aires have yet to meet their baby Manu, who was born via a surrogate mother in Kiev 8,000 miles (12,875 km) away as lockdowns around the world and shuttered..
Reuters - Published

Argentina debt talks deadlocked as deadline looms

If Argentina does not reach a deal with private creditors there could be more debt chaos ahead.
BBC News - Published

How an Argentine family quarantines inside a sailboat near Rio de Janeiro

Constanza Coll had planned to give up her full-time home aboard a sailboat, currently traveling along the Brazilian coast, in time to give birth to her second child in a public hospital in her native..
Reuters - Published

Argentina extends quarantine for capital, relaxes elsewhere

Argentina extended until May 24 a quarantine for its capital Buenos Aires but relaxed the restriction aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus elsewhere in the country, President Alberto..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus bump: Argentina's Fernandez rises in polls over handling of COVID-19

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez is rising in the polls on public approval of the way he has handled the country's response to the spread of COVID-19, buttressing his political clout as he faces..
Reuters - Published

Man Utd to speak to Rojo over 'lockdown breach'

Manchester United will speak to defender Marcos Rojo about his conduct after apparently flouting Argentina's coronavirus lockdown rules.
BBC News - Published

'My son's killer doesn't deserve to die of virus'

A mother in Argentina says she fears the asthmatic killer will not survive Covid-19 in jail.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Argentina bans commercial flight sales until 1 September

Aviation industry groups warn that the move puts at risk more than 300,000 jobs in the country.
BBC News - Published

Argentina imposes toughest travel ban in the Americas, sparking outcry

Argentina on Monday banned all commercial flight ticket sales until September, one of the toughest coronavirus travel bans in the world, prompting an industry outcry that the new measure will put too..
Reuters - Published

Argentina, Chile defuse spat, vow united fight against pandemic and recession

The leaders of Argentina and Chile have moved to defuse a recent diplomatic spat after officials in Santiago accused President Alberto Fernandez of "meddling" in Chile's internal affairs after he met..
Reuters - Published

Argentina blocks commercial flight sales until September in coronavirus response

Argentina has banned until September ticket sales for commercial flights as part of its coronavirus response, prompting an industry outcry that the new measure will put massive strain on airlines and..
Reuters - Published

Chile chides Argentina´s Alberto Fernandez for meddling in its internal affairs

Chile´s foreign ministry said Sunday it was "astonished" by comments from Argentine President Alberto Fernandez who recently met with Chilean opposition leaders, lambasting its neighbor for "meddling..
Reuters - Published

Argentina extends coronavirus quarantine until May 10

Argentina will extend a mandatory nationwide quarantine period until May 10 in a bid to combat the advance of the coronavirus, the office of President Alberto Fernandez said in statement Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Famed Buenos Aires opera house turns its sewing machines to mask masking

A Buenos Aires landmark and one of the world's great opera houses, Teatro Colon has adapted its enormous basement workshops to making face masks, churning out 1,500 a week to help Argentina's health..
Reuters - Published

'We refuse to die in jail': Argentine inmates set fire to prison in coronavirus protest

Inmates at an Argentine prison in Buenos Aires set fire to mattresses and protested on the roof of the jail, demanding some people be released due to fears of infection by the coronavirus, according to..
Reuters - Published

Argentine city digs hundreds of graves amid pandemic even as curve flattens

A city government in the central Argentine province of Cordoba has dug around 250 graves, anticipating a death toll increase from the coronavirus pandemic, even as a nationwide lockdown appears to be..
Reuters - Published

Argentina's Fernandez extends coronavirus lockdown through April 26

Argentina will extend until April 27 the lockdown it imposed last month to control the spread of the coronavirus, President Alberto Fernandez said in a televised address on Friday, adding that the..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: English cricket coach in Argentina lockdown

Sian Kelly coaches the Argentine women's cricket team and has lived in Buenos Aires since 2016.
BBC News - Published

'Ridiculous' block-long lines at banks greet Argentine pensioners, at high risk for coronavirus

Argentina's elderly, the highest-risk group for coronavirus complications, crowded in long lines on Friday to withdraw pensions as banks scrambled to keep up with demand and extended their hours..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Stranded pair 'don't know' when they will return

The two Londoners have been stuck in an Argentine city since a coronavirus quarantine was imposed.
BBC News - Published

For Argentine farmers, pandemic threatens livelihoods and upends gaucho traditions

"Boys, from now on each one brings his own plate, knife and fork. And the mates are no longer shared."
Reuters - Published

 Page 1  〉