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Go in depth on the latest trends in Latin American politics, economics, and culture in this podcast series by Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

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Go in depth on the latest trends in Latin American politics, economics, and culture in this podcast series by Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

    LatAm in Focus: The Future of Fintech in Argentina

    LatAm in Focus: The Future of Fintech in Argentina

    Fintech in Latin America is growing, and Argentine entrepreneur Pierpaolo Barbieri talks with AS/COA Online about how technological innovations in the financial sector are transforming the economy in both his own country and the region at large.

    • 18 min
    How Can Latin American Economies Grow Again?

    How Can Latin American Economies Grow Again?

    Is Latin America suffering from secular stagnation? Bloomberg's John Authers interviews the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department Director Alejandro Werner on the economic scenario in 2020 as the region—and the world at large—face uncertain times.

    • 57 min
    Brazil's New And Old Hurdles In 2020

    Brazil's New And Old Hurdles In 2020

    In 2020, Brazil's economic woes might be similar to those of last year, but the world around it is changing fast. The Peterson Institute's Monica de Bolle talks about the country's nationalistic government and its efforts to recover growth amid global concerns about Brazilian climate change policy and rising discontent in Latin America.

    • 41 min
    Have a Little Faith in Peru—and Its Constitution

    Have a Little Faith in Peru—and Its Constitution

    Ahead of January 26 special legislative elections in Peru, we talk with constitutional law expert Alonso Gurmendi of Universidad del Pacífico about what makes these elections “weird” and how the country’s Magna Carta is holding up amid considerable constitutional strain.

    • 28 min
    What's on the Docket for Latin America in 2020?

    What's on the Docket for Latin America in 2020?

    2019 closed with disruption and discontent across much of Latin America. If we didn’t see last year’s wave of protests coming, what are the stories we’re overlooking as 2020 starts? James Bosworth, author of Latin America Risk Report and founder of Hxagon, talks with AS/COA Online’s Carin Zissis about what to watch in the coming year.

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    • 22 min
    Reissue: Monica de Bolle on Whether Bolsonaro Can Fix Brazil's Economy

    Reissue: Monica de Bolle on Whether Bolsonaro Can Fix Brazil's Economy

    After his first six months in government, Jair Bolsonaro has been more disruptive when it comes to social issues than tackling Brazil stagnant economy. Can he fix the country’s problems? Economist Monica de Bolle of SAIS and the Peterson Institute for International Economics tells AS/COA Online’s Luisa Leme about Brazil’s economic growth problems and explains what’s standing in the way as the new government tries to get the country back on track.

    • 36 min

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