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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.
 
The Argentina Project Podcast is led by host Benjamin Gedan, the Latin American Program’s Deputy 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.
 
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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.…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by phone from Buenos Aires by Agustino Fontevecchia, digital director of Perfil, one of the leading news companies in Argentina, and executive director of the English-language Buenos Aires Times, to discuss tensions between the Argentine press and the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner government, and expectations for the …
 
Today’s episode features highlights from “Adelante or Déjà vu?”, our recent seminar on Argentina’s presidential election, co-hosted by the John Hopkins SAIS. La Nación’s Rafael Mathus moderated the panel, featuring our host, Benjamin Gedan; Monica de Bolle, a Johns Hopkins professor and board member of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program; an…
 
Benjamin Gedan is joined by phone from Buenos Aires by Bloomberg reporter Patrick Gillespie to discuss Patrick’s recent article on Argentina’s collapsing real estate market and the implications for Argentina’s sputtering construction industry. Read Patrick’s article here, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-01/capital-controls-sky-high-…
 
El episodio especial de hoy incluye los hitos del último evento del programa de América Latina, en conjunto con el Proyecto Argentina, con Juan Manuel Urtubey, actual candidato a la Vicepresidencia de Argentina y gobernador de la provincia de Salta; y Kezia McKeague, de McLarty Associates. La discusión se centró en cómo la Argentina cambió totalmen…
 
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Kezia McKeague, of McLarty Associates, by phone from Buenos Aires, to discuss her recent meeting with leading presidential candidate Alberto Fernández and her advice to U.S. companies trying to answer the biggest mystery in Argentina: the likely economic policies of a Fernández administration.…
 
Host Benjamin Gedan speaks to David Smith, a foreign correspondent for The Economist, former senior UN diplomat, and special contributor to the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project to unpack the results of Argentina’s stunning August 11 primary results. Does Alberto Fernández’s strong showing signal the end of President Mauricio Macri’s chances for re…
 
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