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Two the Point is 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.
 
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Cynthia Arnson, the Latin American Program Director, is joined by Luis Felipe López-Calva, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, to discuss the pre-existing structural inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19 and the need to address these underlying issues to secure region-wide recovery.…
 
Cynthia Arnson, the Latin American Program Director, hosts Andrés Allamand, the Foreign Minister of Chile, to discuss what the region expect from the Biden administration, the prospects for a peaceful democratic transition in Venezuela, and the forthcoming election to select the members of the Constitutional Convention that will draft Chile’s new c…
 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens joins host Benjamin Gedan to analyze the parallels between the 2009 coupin Honduras and the recent coup d’état in Myanmar, which has presented the first foreign policy challenge for the Biden administration. Ambassador Llorens, who served in Tegucigalpa during the coup and its aftermath, discusses the…
 
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Nicolás Saldías, a Latin America analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, to discuss the legacy of the late former president of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez and how a mild mannered doctor quietly transformed Uruguayan politics. Read “Farewell to an Unassuming Star of Latin America’s Left” by Nicolás Saldías: https://ww…
 
Guest host Anna Prusa of the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute is joined by phone from Brazil by Renato Leite Monteiro, head of the Privacy and Data Protection Practice at Baptista Luz Advogados and director of Data Privacy Brazil, an organization focused on education and applied research on privacy and data protection, to discuss what to expect fro…
 
Host Benjamin Gedan and Monica de Bolle, a Wilson Center Latin American Program board member and director of the Latin American Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, discuss why Uruguay has the most to lose should the Mercosur-EU free trade agreement fall apart. They were speaking at a recent Wilson Center s…
 
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