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Why Argentina’s Macri Could Have a Rockier Year in 2017

Argentina Why Argentina’s Macri Could Have a Rockier Year in 2017

Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his team can take a bow for their first year in office. Despite Macri’s outsider status and his party’s limited influence in the Congress, he...

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Latin America's Populist Hangover

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In my piece published in the November/December 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, I lay out the economic and political characteristics of populism, analyze why it is receding in Latin America today,...

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Argentina and Brazil Grow Together

Argentina Brazil Argentina and Brazil Grow Together

In my piece published this week on I reflect on Argentina’s and Brazil’s current political and economic situations. I argue that while their current challenges are their own, a...

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Argentina’s Congress Returns

Argentina Argentina’s Congress Returns

During his first two months in office Argentine President Macri pushed through reforms to eliminate currency controls, cut export taxes, and remove energy subsidies. He also appointed two new judges...

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A Conversation With Mark Jones and Kellie Meiman Hock

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This post features Mark P. Jones, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s political science fellow and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin America Studies at Rice University,...

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New Argentine President Macri’s Economic Challenges

Argentina Brazil China New Argentine President Macri’s Economic Challenges

Mauricio Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires and leader of the Cambiemos coalition, won yesterday’s presidential run-off, becoming the first non-Peronist president in nearly fifteen years. From his start on December...

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Argentina's Presidential Primaries

Argentina Argentina's Presidential Primaries

In yesterday’s presidential primaries Daniel Scioli unsurprisingly won the Peronist Frente para la Victoria (FPV) party primary, backed by Cristina Kirchner, with 38 percent of the total vote. The Cambiemos...

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China’s RMB Swap Lines with Latin America

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My colleagues Benn Steil and Dinah Walker recently published a great interactive on the spread of central bank currency swaps since the financial crisis. They find the United States provided...

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Argentina's Natural Gas Discoveries

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Last December, Argentina’s major oil and gas company YPF discovered some 4.5 trillion cubic feet of unconventional gas in the southwest province of Neuquén. The find has the potential to totally transform the country’s (and the region’s) energy future. It pushes Argentina’s energy reserves to 774 trillion cubic feet -- making it the third largest provider of natural gas in the world, after the United States and China.

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