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The Argentina Project Podcast
Policy-relevant Podcast on Argentina, during a historic political and economic transformation by the Wilson Center Latin American Program's Argentina Project
Apr 10, 2020
Un Aplauso del Balcón
Kezia McKeague, the Southern Cone and Brazil team’s director at McLarty Associates, shares on-the-ground observations from Buenos Aires on the economic and political consequences of the strict public health measures the Argentine government has adopted to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Mar 11, 2020
I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Todd Martinez, Fitch Ratings’s lead Argentina analyst, to discuss Argentina’s high-stakes efforts to restructure its foreign debt and avoid default.
Dec 4, 2019
This Just In
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by phone from Buenos Aires by Agustino Fontevecchia, digital director of Perfil, one of the leading news companies in Argentina, and executive director of the English-language Buenos Aires Times, to discuss tensions between the Argentine press and the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner government, and expectations for the media’s relationship with president-elect Alberto Fernández.
Nov 22, 2019
Peas in a Puebla
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Duncan Wood, director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, to discuss Alberto Fernández’s Mexico City jaunt, his first international trip as Argentina’s president-elect.
Nov 12, 2019
Leave Those Kids Alone
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Sarah Nielsen, an Argentina Project researcher at the Wilson Center and former reporter for the Bubble, an English-language media company in Argentina, to discuss Alberto Fernández’s dog and how young Argentines are shaping the political landscape.
Nov 5, 2019
Adelante or Déjà vu?
Today’s episode features highlights from “Adelante or Déjà vu?”, our recent seminar on Argentina’s presidential election. La Nación’s Rafael Mathus moderated the panel, featuring our host, Benjamin Gedan; Monica de Bolle, a Johns Hopkins professor; and Paula Alonso, a professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
Oct 29, 2019
Guess Who's Back?
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by phone from Buenos Aires by Demian Bio, who is covering Argentina's presidential election for the leading online Argentine news site, Infobae. They discuss the return of the Peronists, and why the election showed off Argentina’s maturing democracy.
Oct 25, 2019
What Awaits Argentina’s Next President
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Nicolás Saldías, a senior researcher at the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project, to discuss how Argentina’s powerful unions and restive social movements could complicate life for whoever wins Argentina’s presidential election.
Oct 22, 2019
Host Benjamin Gedan speaks to David Smith, a foreign correspondent for The Economist, former senior UN diplomat and special contributor to the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project, to discuss President Mauricio Macri’s surprisingly energetic, albeit quixotic, campaign to win reelection.
Oct 15, 2019
Still on the Market
Benjamin Gedan is joined by phone from Buenos Aires by Bloomberg reporter Patrick Gillespie to discuss Patrick’s recent article on Argentina’s collapsing real estate market and the implications for Argentina’s sputtering construction industry.
Oct 8, 2019
Ivanka, OPIC and Latin America
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Kristie Pellecchia, OPIC’s senior adviser for Latin America, to discuss her high-profile trip to Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia; OPIC’s support for female entrepreneurs; and OPIC’s strategy for drawing U.S. investment to a region in the face of rising Chinese engagement.
Oct 1, 2019
Fool Me Once
Host Benjamin Gedan talks to James Bosworth, author of the Latin America Risk Report and CEO of the Hxagon consultancy, to discuss whether President Mauricio Macri's reelection hopes are as far-fetched as polls suggest.
Sep 25, 2019
El deseo de una política aburrida en Argentina
El episodio especial de hoy incluye los hitos del último evento del programa de América Latina, en conjunto con el Proyecto Argentina, con Juan Manuel Urtubey, actual candidato a la Vicepresidencia de Argentina y gobernador de la provincia de Salta; y Kezia McKeague, de McLarty Associates. La discusión se centró en cómo la Argentina cambió totalmente a partir de las primarias del 11 de agosto.
Sep 17, 2019
The End of the Peronist Curse?
Host Benjamin Gedan sits down with Adrian Bono, founder and CEO of The Essential and the Bubble, two leading English-language publications in Argentina, to discuss how the political stability in Argentina amid economic chaos demonstrates how the country has matured since past crises. If you enjoyed the episode and are interested in sponsoring the podcast, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sep 12, 2019
Where Does Argentina’s Economy Go From Here?
Benjamin Gedan joined a panel of experts in New York City at a seminar co-sponsored by the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project and UBS to discuss the economic drama in advance of Argentina’s election.
Sep 3, 2019
Argentina’s $56 Billion Question
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Kezia McKeague, of McLarty Associates, by phone from Buenos Aires, to discuss her recent meeting with leading presidential candidate Alberto Fernández and her advice to U.S. companies trying to answer the biggest mystery in Argentina: the likely economic policies of a Fernández administration.
Aug 27, 2019
China’s Latin America Shopping Spree
Host Benjamin Gedan sits down with Stephen Kaplan, a Wilson Center global fellow and George Washington University professor, to discuss why investment in Latin America might not be zero-sum game between China and the U.S.
Aug 21, 2019
Overshooting for the Stars
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by phone from Buenos Aires by Stephen Kaplan, a Wilson Center global fellow and professor at George Washington University to discuss the violent market reaction to Argentina's presidential primaries and whether populism is on its way back.
Aug 12, 2019
Host Benjamin Gedan speaks to David Smith, a foreign correspondent for The Economist, former senior UN diplomat, and special contributor to the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project to unpack the results of Argentina’s stunning August 11 primary results. Does Alberto Fernández’s strong showing signal the end of President Mauricio Macri’s chances for re-election and a sharp reversal for his pro-market policies?
Aug 6, 2019
The Power of a Runoff
Host Benjamin Gedan sits down with Cynthia McClintock, a professor at George Washington University, a former Wilson Center fellow and the author of “Electoral Rules and Democracy in Latin America,” to discuss the story behind Argentina’s quirky election system and the moderating power of a presidential runoff.