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.
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
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Tags: AQ Podcast, Argentina, Argentina elections, Economy