Skip to main content
Support

Argentina Project Podcast

The Argentina Project Podcast is led by host Benjamin Gedan, the Latin American Program’s Acting 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.
 

Una Agenda Accionable

Una Agenda Accionable

En este episodio, Beatriz García Nice platicó con Fernando Straface, Secretario General y de Relaciones Internacionales de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires sobre la reciente cumbre del C40 en dicha ciudad y donde se firmó el Pacto de Buenos Aires. También discutieron el rol de la Argentina en la actual convergencia internacional y como Argentina puede ser protagonista de algunos de los desafíos globales en materia alimentaria, energética, minera asociada al litio y al turismo.

Listen
Ampliando Lazos: Una Argentina Productiva

Ampliando Lazos: Una Argentina Productiva

En este episodio, Beatriz García Nice platica con el Secretario de Industria y Desarrollo Productivo del Ministerio de Economía de Argentina, José Ignacio (Vasco) de Mendiguren, sobre la actualización de la matriz productiva argentina en la coyuntura actual con la guerra en Ucrania, la transformación energética que vive el país y las oportunidades que representa para la economía nacional así como qué representó y los pasos a seguir después de la reciente visita a Washington, D.C. del Ministro de Economía.

Listen
La desconocida huella ambiental de producir litio en Argentina

La desconocida huella ambiental de producir litio en Argentina

En este episodio, Patricia I. Vásquez, miembro global del Programa Latinoamericano, plática con María Laura Castillo Díaz, coordinadora del Programa Altoandinos, en la Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, sobre la falta de suficientes datos científicos para poder entender la huella ambiental que genera el desarrollo del litio en los salares argentinos y sobre algunas falencias en la aplicación de las leyes que rigen los impactos sociales en los desarrollos de litio en Argentina.

Listen
Figuritas and Argentina’s Latest Economic Troubles

Figuritas and Argentina’s Latest Economic Troubles

In this episode, host Benjamin Gedan speaks with Andrés Borenstein, the chief economist at Econoviews and the host of the podcast, “La economía en tres minutos,” about Argentina’s fragile economic condition and whether the country’s latest finance minister is solving long-term problems or simply postponing the next crisis.

Listen
La Factura de Gas Argentina

La Factura de Gas Argentina

En este episodio, Beatriz García Nice, coordinadora del Programa Latinoamericano, plática con Nicolás Acero, director de la Consultora Economía y Energía, sobre el déficit energético que vive Argentina durante el invierno austral, la falta de infraestructura para cubrir la demanda actual y los retos que el país enfrenta para incentivar una inversión prolongada en el país.

Listen
Image - Orgullo

Orgullo

Guest host Nicolás Saldías, a Latin America analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, sits down with Esteban Paulón, executive director of Argentina’s Instituto de Políticas Públicas LGBT+, to discuss Argentina’s recently approved transgender labor law and the impacts of COVID-19 on Latin America’s LGBTQ+ community.

Listen
Image - Perspectives from Palacio Bosch (Part 2‪)‬

Perspectives from Palacio Bosch (Part 2‪)

In part two of this special conversation, former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet hosts his successor, Edward Prado, who served as ambassador in Buenos Aires until this past January, to discuss where the relationship between the United States and Argentina stands today, and where it is headed.

Listen
Image - Perspectives from Palacio Bosch (Part 1)

Perspectives from Palacio Bosch (Part 1)

In part one of this special conversation, former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet hosts his successor, Edward Prado, who served as ambassador in Buenos Aires until this past January, to discuss their experiences representing very different U.S. presidents and interacting with very different Argentine governments.

Listen
Photo - ¡Ojo! Walmart Shoppers

¡Ojo! Walmart Shoppers

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Thomaz Favaro, director for the Southern Cone at Control Risks, to discuss Walmart’s exit from Argentina and what it says about the country’s turbulent business climate.

Listen
¿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.

Listen
Sabina Frederic Cover 1

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.

Listen
Penalizing Penitentiaries Cover

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.

Listen
COVID - 19's Strange Bedfellows_APP

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.

Listen
#MendoExit_APP

#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.

Listen
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.

Listen
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.

Listen
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.

Listen
Felipe Solá Photo 2

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.

Listen
Un Mundo Regionalizado_APP

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.

Listen
Coronavirus Bounce_APP

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.

Listen
Un Aplauso del Balcón_APP

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.

Listen
I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday_APP

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.

Listen