Argentina inmates riot over coronavirus fears

Inmates at a prison in Argentina have staged a demonstration demanding more protection from the spread of COVID-19 after a guard tested positive for the virus that causes it.
Prisons in Argentina have a history of overcrowding and lack of sanitation.
Prisoners’ families came out to show their support, some calling for their relatives to be released to finish their sentences under house arrest.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from outside the Devoto prison in Buenos Aires.

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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.

Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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