Argentina: Reform Beyond the Headlines | Wilson Center
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Argentina: Reform Beyond the Headlines

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On January 9, the U.S. House of Representatives launched a new Argentina Caucus, the latest sign of the Argentine National Congress' relevance in Argentina and the region. Since President Mauricio Macri's rise to the presidency in December 2015, the Congress has played an active role in shaping the country's ongoing reform process. It has taken strides in renewing its leadership role in the region and demonstrated its commitment to enhancing relations with the United States in areas critical to the national security of both countries. Argentina's active legislature has captured international attention, given the country's presidency of the G-20 this year and its efforts to join the OECD.

What can we expect from Congress in the upcoming ordinary session? What role will new or returning congressional actors play in these debates? To discuss these and other topics, please join the International Republican Institute and the Wilson Center's Argentina Project for a conversation with special guests from the Argentine National Congress.


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Silvia Lospennato
National Deputy for the Province of Buenos Aires (2015-2019)

Cornelia Schmidt-Liermann
National Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires (2015-2019)

Karina Banfi
National Deputy for the Province of Buenos Aires (2015-2019)

Marco Lavagna
National Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires (2015-2019)

Juan de Dios Cincunegui
General Director of International Relations, Office of the Speaker of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies


Benjamin Gedan
Public Policy Fellow, Argentina Project