Argentina marks 75th anniversary of Peronism

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    Argentina is commemorating the birth of Peronism. Events have been held to mark the 75th anniversary of protests calling for the release of imprisoned politician Juan Domingo Peron who went on to become president. After a tumultuous political career, Peron died in office in 1974. In this year’s celebration, many people remained in their cars, waving flags out of the windows, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need for physical distancing, and also as a show of respect for the government and its efforts to control the pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina. –

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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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