Analysis

Argentine President Alberto Fernández and his Vice President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, are not on speaking terms and lambaste each other in public, Kezia McKeague writes below. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

Can Fernández Win Argentina’s Presidency Again?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on President Alberto Fernández’s re-election bid in Argentina.

Kezia McKeague, Bruno Binetti, Carlos Fara

Latin America Advisor ˙

black and white photo of Bruno Binetti

Argentina’s Ruling Coalition Hopes to Avoid ‘Death by IMF’

In most of the world, the International Monetary Fund is just a multilateral financial institution. In Argentina, in contrast, the fund is a fundamental and highly controversial part of economic and political life. As if to highlight that, the country’s ruling Peronist coalition is currently unraveling from internal divisions following a recent agreement between the government and the IMF, approved only weeks ago.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Profile of Michael Shifter by Arteaga

Shifter: “La América Latina de hoy no reconoce a la de hace 30 años”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Rafael Mathus de La Nación sobre lo que vio en las últimas tres décadas en América Latina. Durante la entrevista se cubrieron temas como la influencia de Estados Unidos y China en la región, fortalecimiento de la izquierda y las dificultades que afronta la Argentina.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ La Nación

Fernandez and Xi Jinping

¿Qué significa ser parte de la Franja y la Ruta de China?

Durante la reciente visita presidencial a Pekín, la Argentina adhirió formalmente a la Iniciativa de la Franja y la Ruta de China, conocida como BRI, por sus siglas en inglés. Es una buena oportunidad para analizar los alcances y límites de esta iniciativa, aclarando algunos malentendidos que podrían llevar a conclusiones simplistas o equivocadas.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Nación

Alberto Fernandez speaking

Mercosur’s Divisions Are Pushing It to a Breaking Point

Relations between the four members of South America’s Mercosur trade bloc—Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay—are at their worst since the group’s establishment three decades ago. If the bloc is not up to the task of adapting to the 21st century, it may be time to set its members free to pursue their own trade and development goals.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Sergio Massa with Michael Shifter

Private Meeting with Sergio Massa

On June 16 the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private meeting with Sergio Massa, President of the House of Representatives of Argentina, on the political and economic challenges during the Fernández administration, and the state and future of US-Argentina relations.

Dylan Gervasio

Event Summaries ˙

Alberto Fernandez speaking

Will Argentina’s Fernandez Punt on a Deal With the IMF?

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.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Nadie duda que Biden conoce la región, que le importa la región”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Rafael Mathus Ruiz sobre la llegada de Biden a la presidencia y el optimismo que genera en América Latina. La conversación también exploró los desafíos que Washington tiene por delante y el efecto que los mismos podrían tener para la construcción de alianzas entre Estados Unidos y América Latina. 

Michael Shifter, Rafael Mathus

Interviews ˙ ˙ La Nación

The government of Argentine President Alberto Fernández reached a major debt renegotiation deal with bondholders earlier this month. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

Has Argentina Struck a Good Deal With Creditors?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on Argentina’s recent restructuring debt deal with foreign bondholders.

Bruno Binetti, Kezia McKeague, Lisa M. Schineller

Latin America Advisor ˙

Bruno Binetti Video

¿Cambiará el mapa electoral en EEUU?

Bruno Binetti, investigador no-residente del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en el programa Club de Prensa de NTN24 donde comentó sobre las últimas encuestas para las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos, los efectos de la pandemia en el país y las consecuencias del Covid-19 para las economías de América Latina, entre otros temas. 

Bruno Binetti

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Event Speakers and photo of Buenos Aires Video

Argentina: Between Covid-19 and Default

On June 1, 2020, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted “Argentina: Between Covid-19 and Default,” a webinar featuring Maria Victoria Murillo, Alfonso Prat-Gay, and Rodrigo Zarazaga. Michael Shifter moderated the event. The discussion focused on the political, economic, and social dimensions of the current situation in Argentina as the country has found itself in the middle of both a global pandemic and a massive debt negotiation.

Sarah Galbenski

Event Summaries ˙

Argentine President Alberto Fernández’s government is seeking debt relief in talks with international creditors. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

Will Argentina Be Able to Reach a Deal With its Creditors?

What are the major sticking points keeping Argentina and its international creditors from reaching a deal, and what needs to happen for the country to avoid a default on May 22?

Jorge Argüello, Kezia McKeague, Arturo Porzecanski, Horacio Verbitsky

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter

Shifter: “Si los precios de las materias primas siguen muy bajos, Sudamérica va a sufrir un golpe muy fuerte”

El titular de una de las instituciones más antiguas de Washington habló con Infobae. Considera que Alberto Fernández tuvo una reacción “rápida y admirable” ante el coronavirus, pero alertó que la Argentina está frente a “una enorme crisis económica” y que la región corre el riesgo de que la emergencia erosione las instituciones democráticas.

Michael Shifter, Sergio Serrichio

Interviews ˙ ˙ Infobae