What is the political outlook in Latin America? Will Brazil’s Congress continue to govern independent of the erratic, but somewhat business-friendly President Jair Bolsonaro? Will Mexico’s nationalist-leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) try to extend his power? Will Argentina’s new president Alberto Fernandez govern independently of his vice president Cristina Kirchner? Will Colombia become a new Chile in terms of riots? What will happen in Chile this year? And will Peru be able to return to political stability? Michael Shifter discussed in this interview with Latinvex.
Michael Shifter fue invitado a ‘Cuestión de Poder’ de NTN24, donde comentó sobre las declaraciones de Evo Morales en Argentina, las próximas elecciones bolivianas, y el rol de Alberto Fernández en la inflación argentina.
On December 10, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue, hosted an event titled “New Leadership in Argentina & Bolsonaro’s First Year.” The panelists were Matias Spektor, Rut Diamint, Bruno Binetti, and Monica de Bolle. Rafael Mathus, correspondent for La Nación, moderated the event.
What can Argentines expect from Fernández as president?
Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy Program, spoke about the production of natural gas in Argentina and the fuel’s role in the country’s energy transition on a panel organized by the Organization of American States’ Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas on December 13.
What shape will Fernández’s foreign policy take?
In a country used to having strong leaders, Alberto Fernández’s dependency on his still-popular but polarizing vice president could weaken him politically. Sooner or later, this contradiction will need to be resolved, and one of the two Fernandezes will be left standing.
Voters in Argentina elect a new leader and a familiar face as his deputy. Bruno Binetti, non-resident research fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Hazem Sika of Al Jazeera about the Fernandez-Fernandez victory in Argentina. Binetti weighed in on Macri’s shortcomings, implications for the Argentine economy, and political trends in South America.
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.
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, participó en el programa Batalla Política de NTN24, donde fue entrevistado sobre Ecuador, Martín Vizcarra, las elecciones en Argentina, y lo que podríamos esperar de un gobierno de Alberto Fernández y Cristina Fernández.
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.
More than ideology, Fernández’s pragmatism offers clues to how he’d govern.