Argentina is Brazil’s third-biggest trading partner—and the main destination of Brazilian manufactured goods. That’s one of the main reasons why anything that happens there affects us here.
On October 27, Argentina heads to the polls to choose who will lead their nation for the next four years. And, based on what we have seen so far, the race to the Casa Rosada will be extremely hard-fought and polarized.
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On this episode:
- Adrian Bono is the CEO of The Essential, an English-based weekly newsletter about Argentina’s politics and economics.
- Monica Yanakiew is a Buenos Aires correspondent for the state-owned Brazilian Broadcasting Corporation, or EBC.
- During the 2000s, South America was overwhelmingly ruled by center-left and left-wing governments. What went wrong with the so-called “Pink Tide”?
- New multilateral body Prosur has been created in Chile. Despite what its enthusiasts claim, the new bloc is highly ideologically oriented—to the right.
- Argentina’s 5-year Credit Default Swap (an index measuring a country’s risk of defaulting on its debt) is the highest in the world—as the chance of default rose over 60 percent.
- Listen to episode #67 of the Explaining Brazil podcast: The Mercosur-EU deal, explained.
Explaining Brazil is made by:
- Gustavo Ribeiro, editor in chief of The Brazilian Report. He has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets, including Veja, Época, Folha de São Paulo, Médiapart and Radio France Internationale.
- Maria Martha Bruno, producer. She is a journalist with 15 years of experience in politics, arts, and breaking news. She has collaborated with Al Jazeera, NBC, and CNN, among others, and worked as an international correspondent in Buenos Aires.
- Euan Marshall, editing. is a journalist and translator who has lived in São Paulo, Brazil since 2011. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics and the connection between the two, his work has been published in The Telegraph, Al Jazeera, The Independent, among others.
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