In a vitriolic address to Argentina’s Congress on March 1, President Alberto Fernandez put to rest any illusions that he would be a moderating influence on his vice president and political mentor, former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. During his speech, the president attacked Cristina Fernandez’s traditional enemies, including the press, the judiciary, and the political opposition. More surprisingly, he also criticized the IMF, despite being in the middle of discussions to renegotiate Argentina’s $44 billion debt.
How President Alberto Fernández handles Argentina’s foreign debt crisis will define his legacy.
Cristina Fernandez’s power and influence make it difficult for Alberto Fernandez to present a vision that can set Argentina on a stable path of reforms in order to avoid constant crises and debt defaults.
Susana Malcorra, former minister of foreign affairs for Argentina, has been appointed as the new dean of the IE School of Global & Public Affairs, as announced by the IE University in Spain.
Each subsequent crisis makes it more difficult for the government to reform the economy without provoking a major social disruption. To escape its never-ending cycle of crises, however, the next president will have to do more than reform the economy; he will have to win back the trust of voters who have grown to expect the worst from their leaders.
El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter, habló con Gustau Alegret del programa Cuestión de Poder de NTN24 sobre la situación actual en la región, la presión económica en muchos países y la crisis en Ecuador.
Will Macri’s economic package alleviate Argentina’s economic woes, and will they win him support ahead of the October presidential election?
Conversaciones con Diosdado Cabello, elecciones en Argentina y la visita de Giammattei a Estados Unidos
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en el programa Cuestión de Poder de NTN24 para tratar los temas de las negociaciones en la crisis venezolana, las elecciones en Argentina y la visita del presidente electo de Guatemala a Estados Unidos.
Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, appeared on CGTN to discuss the reasons for the unprecedented blackout that affected all of Argentina and Uruguay and parts of Paraguay on June 16, how it affects Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s re-election campaign, and whether it could happen again.
Does former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner have a better chance at a comeback by betting on the vice presidency?
More than ideology, Fernández’s pragmatism offers clues to how he’d govern.
To what extent did the race in Neuquén reflect national sentiment ahead of the presidential election in October?
¿Traerá el nuevo año aguas menos turbias para la economía Argentina, o se enfrentará a nuevas sorpresas?
In the annual meeting of the world’s largest economies, which starts on Friday in Argentina, it seemed that Latin America and its most pressing concerns – such as the crisis in Venezuela – would be the priorities. However, it is now clear that the current complex global dynamic will dominate.
En este episodio de Club de Prensa, Michael Shifter analizó el mensaje del presidente Maduro hacia su contraparte estadounidense sobre la caravana migrante, el plebiscito británico, las elecciones en Brasil y la situación argentina.