23, 2013, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Hudson Institute's Center for Latin American Studies cordially invites you to…
Crisis in Argentina: Implications for International Policymakers
Wednesday, January 23 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was reelected 15 months ago, with 54 percent of the vote due to the lift in the economy caused by the international commodity markets' boom. But today the economy is stagnant, and Fitch Ratings notes that a "default by Argentina is probable." The mix of 25% inflation, anemic economic growth, and higher crime rates, among other problems, has taken a toll on the government's approval rating and sparked sizable public protests. At the same time, the Kirchner administration has ignited controversy related to its policies toward the nation's news media, energy sector, and international creditors.
Jaime Daremblum, Director of Hudson Institute's Center for Latin American Studies, lead a conversation on the implications of Argentina's recent actions. How would a default by Buenos Aires impact the sovereign debt market? Is Argentina meeting its obligations as a full member of the G-20? What are the broader consequences for the region should Argentina continue down its current path?
Distinguished discussants included:
Amb. Lino Gutiérrez, former US Ambassador to Argentina and current CEO of Gutiérrez Global LLC;
Evan Ellis, Professor of national security studies with the National Defense University's Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies;
Douglas Farah, Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center and former Washington Post correspondent covering Latin America;
Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri, Corporate Director of Institutional Relations and Corporate Responsibility of Repsol, a Spanish oil and gas company; and,
Arturo C. Porzecanski, Director of the International Economic Relations Program at American University.
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