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AQ Podcast | Argentina: Trying to Avoid Another 2001

Benjamin Gedan on the crisis brewing in the South American country.
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Memories of the December 2001 protests in Argentina arise whenever the country’s social, economic and political crises deepen. Now, conditions are ripe for restlessness: inflation is nearing 100%, there are protests in the streets and the political scenario is convoluted. Could Argentina be close to another moment of social upheaval, similar to what happened in December 2001? In this episode, Brian Winter discusses popular discontent, the 2023 elections and Argentine foreign relations with Benjamin Gedan, deputy director of the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center, the director of its Argentina Project and a former South America director on the White House National Security Council during the Obama administration.

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Benjamin Gedan is is acting director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the director of its Argentina Project


Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

Supplemental reading: 

AQ Presidential Profile: Alberto Fernández by AQ editors

Can Anyone Stop Argentina’s Great Unraveling? by Eduardo Levy Yeyati

Why Argentina’s Export Boom Is Falling Short by David Feliba

AQ Podcast: Crisis in Argentina & the Road to 2023 Elections

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