Analysis

Argentina’s Recurring Nightmare

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.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

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

Video

Can President-elect Alberto Fernandez fix Argentina’s problems?

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.

Bruno Binetti, Hazem Sika

Interviews ˙ ˙ Al Jazeera

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

Which Fernández Will Be Left Standing in Argentina?

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.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

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 ˙

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

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 ˙

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

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

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 ˙