Argentina is approaching October elections with an annual inflation of above 100%, poverty levels at around 40% and the possibility of tipping into recession again. However, the political class is mostly united in trying to avoid the worst, according to our guest, political risk consultant Juan Cruz Diaz. Juan also argues that there is a sense of opportunity for the medium term, as a gas pipeline comes online probably sometime this year and interesting energy projects move forward.
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Juan Cruz Diaz is a political risk consultant
Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly
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