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Argentina Project Podcast

The Argentina Project Podcast is led by host Benjamin Gedan, the Latin American Program’s Deputy Director and former South America Director on the National Security Council at the White House. Each episode features dialogue and exchange with leading experts on Argentine affairs, posing pivotal questions while analyzing the country’s present and future.
 

¿Por qué no explota Argentina?

¿Por qué no explota Argentina?

Host Benjamin Gedan speaks with Jordana Timerman, a Buenos Aires-based journalist, to discuss her recent New York Times op-ed about how Argentina has avoided social unrest despite massive economic challenges and deep political polarization.

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The Crime After Tomorrow

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Sabina Frederic, Argentina's security minister, to discuss the role of the armed forces in domestic security, and whether rising unemployment and poverty could increase crime, especially after the coronavirus quarantine ends.

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Penalizing Penitentiaries

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Sabina Frederic, Argentina's security minister, to discuss the new government's security strategies and its approach to drug policy.

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COVID - 19's Strange Bedfellows

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Fernando Straface, the chief of staff to the major of Buenos Aires, to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 in Argentina’s capital, relations between the mayor, who is the leading opposition figure, and Argentina’s Peronist president, and the city’s prospects for post-pandemic recovery.

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#MendoExit

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by David Smith, The Economist’s Argentina correspondent, to discuss the relationship between Mendoza, Argentina’s famed winegrowing province, with the national government, which has become so strained some Mendocinos are calling for a #MendoExit.

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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina's Health Minister Ginés González García

Una Receta Del Medioevo

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Ginés González García, the health minister of Argentina, to discuss the country’s COVID-19 response, potential post-pandemic health reforms and the challenges of its shared border with Brazil.

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Matías Kulfas (Part 2)

Friendly, Empty Skies

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Matías Kulfas, the minister of productive development of Argentina, to discuss the outlook for Argentina’s energy sector, the future of Mercosur and the challenges faced by Argentina’s low-cost carriers.

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Matías Kulfas (Part 1)

Un Estado Orientador

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Matías Kulfas, the minister of productive development of Argentina, to discuss the new government’s plan to boost economic growth and the implications of the nationalization of soybean processor Vicentin.

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Good Fences

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Felipe Solá, the foreign minister of Argentina, to discuss Argentina's relationship with Brazil, and the diplomatic challenge of deepening ties to China while maintaining a strong relationship with the United States.

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Un Mundo Regionalizado

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Felipe Solá, the foreign minister of Argentina, to discuss U.S.-Argentina relations, the future of Mercosur and Argentina’s approach to international trade.

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Coronavirus Bounce

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Alejandro Catterberg, a founder of Poliarquía, Argentina’s leading polling firm, to discuss President Alberto Fernández's surging popularity during the pandemic.

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Un Aplauso del Balcón

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Kezia McKeague, the Southern Cone and Brazil team’s director at McLarty Associates, who 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.

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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.

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