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Two The Point Podcast

Two the Point is a biweekly podcast led by host Benjamin Gedan, Deputy Director of the Latin American Program and former South America Director of the National Security Council at the White House. Each episode features leading analysts, scholars, business leaders, and public servants who provide informed and insightful updates on the critical social, political and economic developments in Latin America.

Electing Uncertainty

Electing Uncertainty

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Daniel Zovatto, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, to discuss how the coronavirus has impacted and could continue to impact elections, democracy and civil liberties across Latin America.

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Al Compás de un Tango Indio_Two The Point

Al Compás de un Tango Indio

Cynthia Arnson, the Latin American Program Director, hosts Hari Seshasayee, one of India’s foremost analysts of Latin America, to discuss India’s increasing exports to the region, India’s interest in Latin America’s Lithium Triangle, and the significance of China in India’s relationship with the region.

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Update Venezuela: Maduro Tightens His Grip_Two The Point

Update Venezuela: Maduro Tightens His Grip

Cynthia Arnson, the Latin American Program Director, hosts Wilson Center’s Global Fellow and IESA Professor Michael Penfold to discuss Venezuela’s authoritarian crisis and the U.S. policy response.

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Al Otro Lado del Río (de la Plata)

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Ernesto Talvi, foreign minister of Uruguay and former presidential candidate, to discuss Uruguay's approach to the Venezuela crisis, its relationship with Argentina and the future of Mercosur.

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Todos en Casa

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Ernesto Talvi, foreign minister of Uruguay and former presidential candidate, to discuss Uruguay's success containing COVID-19, and Uruguay's "Todos en Casa" operation to repatriate Uruguayans stranded abroad by the virus's outbreak.

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From Taipei with Love_Two The Point

From Taipei with Love

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Shihoko Goto, deputy director for geoeconomics and senior associate for Northeast Asia in the Wilson Center's Asia Program, who discusses Taiwan's COVID-19 pandemic response in Latin America.

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Mask Diplomacy

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Margaret Myers, director of the Asia & Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, who shares insights on perceptions of China’s coronavirus assistance to Latin America, and the implications for U.S.-China competition.

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Frying Pan to the Fire

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Alex Schober, DuckerFrontier’s senior analyst for Latin America, to discuss the coronavirus's economic consequences.

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Don't Pass the Mate_Two The Point

Don't Pass the Mate

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Nicolás Saldías, the Argentina Project’s senior researcher in the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, who shares on-the-ground insights on how the coronavirus is affecting life and the economy in Uruguay.

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Uruguay’s Uphill Battle_Two The Point

Uruguay’s Uphill Battle

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Todd Martinez, Fitch Ratings’ lead Uruguay analyst, to discuss Uruguay’s new government and the economic difficulties it inherited.

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AMLO’s Teflon Approval Ratings

Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Duncan Wood, director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, to discuss AMLO's high approval ratings, despite struggles with crime and economic malaise.

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