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Peru’s Economic Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Lucio Castro, a Wilson Center global fellow, hosts Piero Ghezzi, an economist and former production minister of Peru, to discuss Latin America’s post-pandemic growth challenges and the chronic struggle in Peru to address labor informality.

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Soy Hoarding in Argentina

In Argentina, soy is a top cash crop and brings the country much-needed foreign currency revenue. Yet due to Argentina's heterodox economic policies, the grain often sits stuck in silos instead of sold abroad. In this video about soy hoarding, we explore the central, and at times controversial, role of soy in the Argentine economy.

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Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in Latin America

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is an issue of global concern but carries especially high environmental and economic costs in Latin America, where all but two countries have a coast. In this video, we explore issues of IUU fishing from Ecuador to Argentina, as well as regional and international frameworks to confront unsustainable fishing practices.

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Commemorating Quino

On September 30, 2020, Quino, an Argentine cartoonist and creator of the beloved comic “Mafalda,” passed away. The adored, avant-garde comic ran from 1964 to 1973, focusing on the daily life of Mafalda, an optimistic young girl from Buenos Aires who favored philosophical questions and precocious commentary. This video commemorates Quino’s legacy and the lasting impact of “Mafalda” in Argentina and around the world.

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En Memoria de Quino

El 30 de septiembre de 2020, Quino, el humorista argentino y creador de la querida tira cómica “Mafalda,” falleció. La tira cómica vanguardista y adorada se desarrolló entre 1964 y 1973 y se centraba en la vida cotidiana de Mafalda, una niña optimista de Buenos Aires quien planteaba preguntas filosóficas y comentarios precoces. Este video conmemora el legado de Quino y el impacto duradero de “Mafalda” en Argentina y en todo el mundo.

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Food Security in Latin America during the COVID-19 Crisis

Though agricultural production across Latin America helps feed the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about food security for many across the region. The World Food Program projects that 3 million additional Latin Americans will miss a meal this year, for a total of 13.7 million people. In this video, we explore food insecurity, and related economic challenges Latin Americans are facing.

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Latin America's Lithium Triangle and the Future of the Green Economy

Latin America's Lithium Triangle and the Future of the Green Economy

Lithium is a key metal for rechargeable batteries used in consumer electronics, electric vehicles and energy storage. A green energy transition will require secure supplies of lithium, of which 60% is located in South America’s Lithium Triangle. In this video, we explore the challenges and opportunities that confront the region in extracting and developing of this metal, as well as how the sector is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina's Security Minister Sabina Frederic (Part 1)

The Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Sabina Frederic, Argentina's security minister, about the new government's security strategies and its approach to drug policy.

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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina's Security Minister Sabina Frederic (Part 2)

The Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Sabina Frederic, Argentina's security minister, about 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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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina's Health Minister Ginés González García

Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina's Health Minister Ginés González García

The Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Ginés González García, the health minister of Argentina, about the country’s COVID-19 response, potential post-pandemic health reforms and the challenges of its shared border with Brazil.

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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina’s Minister of Productive Development Matías Kulfas (Part 1)

The Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Matías Kulfas, the minister of productive development of Argentina, about the new government’s plan to boost economic growth and the implications of the nationalization of soybean processor Vicentin.

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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina’s Minister of Productive Development Matías Kulfas (Part 2)

The Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Matías Kulfas, the minister of productive development of Argentina, about 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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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina's Foreign Minister Felipe Solá (Part 1)

The Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Felipe Solá, the foreign minister of Argentina, about U.S.-Argentina relations, the future of Mercosur and Argentina’s approach to international trade.

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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Argentina's Foreign Minister Felipe Solá (Part 2)

The Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Felipe Solá, the foreign minister of Argentina, about 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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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi (Part 1)

Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Ernesto Talvi, foreign minister of Uruguay and former presidential candidate, about 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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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi (Part 2)

Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with Ernesto Talvi, foreign minister of Uruguay and former presidential candidate, about Uruguay's approach to the Venezuela crisis, its relationship with Argentina and the future of Mercosur.

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Benjamin Gedan Interviews Alejandro Catterberg

Latin American Program’s Benjamin Gedan speaks with 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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