International Nurses Day: Argentine health workers demanding better conditions

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    Thousands of health workers took to the streets of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires to mark International Nurses Day.

    Nurses and health workers are demanding better wages and recognition for their work, especially in the midst of the pandemic.

    Argentina is battling an economic crisis and the pandemic that has left more than 10,000 people dead in the past month.

    Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo 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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