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Buenos Aires: Capital city and chief port of Argentina
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos Aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre", named after the Madonna of Bonaria in Sardinia. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.

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More than 1,000 COVID-19 infections in Buenos Aires slum [Video]

More than 1,000 COVID-19 infections in Buenos Aires slum

Activists in Argentina are calling for the government to help a poor area of Buenos Aires, which has been hit hard by COVID-19.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published
Argentine Pichot announces bid for top job in World Rugby [Video]

Argentine Pichot announces bid for top job in World Rugby

Former Argentina captain Agustin Pichot announces he will stand against World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont in this month's election.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:52Published

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