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Argentina remembers former first lady Eva Peron

A hundred years on, Argentina marks the birth of its former first lady and actress.

The charismatic former first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, was born 100 years ago. Many know her as just Evita.

Remembered for being a champion of women’s rights and the poor, her memory lives on in musicals, films and art.

Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires on the tributes marking the special occasion.