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Chris Lenton gets to the heart of the Latin America’s most important issues. Dive into the region’s main economies and understand what is going on, and what it all means. With interviews with key players, Chris goes beyond the headlines and builds the full picture of one country each episode.

Chris Lenton gets to the heart of the Latin America’s most important issues. Dive into the region’s main economies and understand what is going on, and what it all means. With interviews with key players, Chris goes beyond the headlines and builds the full picture of one country each episode.
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Chile

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Chris Lenton gets to the heart of the Latin America’s most important issues. Dive into the region’s main economies and understand what is going on, and what it all means. With interviews with key players, Chris goes beyond the headlines and builds the full picture of one country each episode.

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@bnamericas

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English

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56929410417


Episodes

#20: Copper Week

4/24/2019
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Hundreds of copper industry players descended on Santiago in April for Cesco Week, one of the industry’s top annual events that looks at exploration and other key mining aspects. In this special episode we share four takeaways from the event, including whether copper prices will incentivize increased investments in the short term, as well as some exclusive interviews with experts.

Duration:00:20:03

#19: Is Latin America Turning the Corner on Corruption?

3/27/2019
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The Lava Jato investigation that uncovered massive, cross-border kickbacks from construction giant Odebrecht could mark a before and after in the region’s long history of corruption in the public and private sector. We speak to Transparency International, the UN Global Compact’s Brazil Network, and our own on-the-ground experts in the region to discuss the growing anti-corruption movement. To stay updated on the latest news of the region, subscribe to our weekly newsletter here:...

Duration:00:25:40

#18: The Impacts of Crime in Latin America - Part Two

2/20/2019
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This is the second part of a two-part series. Listen to the first one here. We speak to Dr. William Godnick, professor of Practice at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, part of the US Department of Defense's National Defense University; and Michael Cullen, senior partner and head of Andean region at consultancy Control Risks, about the relationship between corporations operating in the region and private security firms. Our Intelligence Series Reports are out!...

Duration:00:32:44

#17: The Impacts of Crime in Latin America - Part One

1/22/2019
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In this month's podcast we talk about the region's crime epidemic with the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's Latin American section, Antonio Mazzitelli, and Katherine Aguirre, a researcher at Brazil-based regional think tank Igarapé Institute. Next month we will continue talking to experts on security issues in the region.

Duration:00:24:24

#16: What to Expect in 2019

12/18/2018
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In our last episode of the year we take a look at the economic and political risks that will hang over Latin America in 2019, as well as the markets that will outperform the rest of the region. Listen to our experts talk about the issues that will drive the conversation, and get the economic lowdown from Fitch Ratings’ top analysts for the Americas. Featuring interviews with: And from the BNamericas team: Out Outlook 2019 Reports are out now! Choose your industry: Electric Power | Mining...

Duration:00:31:20

#15: A Tale of Two Conservative Presidents

11/19/2018
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As Chris Lenton bids farewell to our podcast, we discuss how president-elect Jair Bolsonaro is starting to sound a lot like Brazil’s answer to Donald Trump. Meanwhile, our new hosts Laura Superneau and Sebastian Pérez-Ferreiro explain how Argentina’s market-friendly President Mauricio Macri is making an anti-business decision in order to stay on the good side of the IMF. Featuring interviews with: Ignacio CelorrioEmily HershGlobal Lithium PodcastRogerio JelmayerOur Outlook Reports will be...

Duration:00:37:09

The State of Venezuela Today

10/22/2018
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This month our podcast looks at Venezuela. It has two parts. First, we hear the personal stories of our Venezuelan colleagues at BNamericas in Santiago who had to leave their homeland behind. In the second part, Chris speaks to Luis Giusti, the last head of state oil company PDVSA before Hugo Chávez assumed power and the firm began its long and disastrous decline. Featuring interviews with: And from the BNamericas team: Be sure to also read our Political Risk report by host Chris Lenton.

Duration:00:35:06

Brazil’s Uncertain Election and the Great Task at Hand

9/14/2018
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This month, we look at Brazil. What a fascinating, bizarre election season it has been. Now with just weeks until the October 7 vote, everything is still up in the air. This podcast goes into a few things: the election, but also, what’s next? What is going to happen in Brazil, and what needs to happen? Featuring the always brilliant Brian Winter, of Americas Quarterly, and Shelly Shetty, the head of sovereign ratings for Latin America at Fitch. -- Join us in the upcoming webinar...

Duration:00:45:12

Can Iván Duque unite a divided country?

8/21/2018
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This podcast looks at the Colombia that Iván Duque is inheriting and looks ahead to what’s in store over the next four years. Will Duque manage to be the “extreme centrist” he has promised he will be? How will he handle the economy? Corruption scandals? What is the "orange economy"? How will his government strengthen peace in the country while addressing the disaster in Venezuela and the threat posed by rising coca production and criminal gangs? The podcast features interviews with: Ricardo...

Duration:00:36:16

Where Is Chile Headed?

7/18/2018
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This podcast looks at the Chile of today, including its prospects for growth, external and internal perils, the political landscape, Chile’s Me Too movement, immigration, how the country is managing the risk posed by natural disasters, and much more. The podcast features interviews with: Andrés Velasco, former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Ciudadanos.Maria Luisa Puig, Senior Analyst at Eurasia Group.Nicolás Birrell, Executive Director of NGO...

Duration:00:56:30

What Would an AMLO Win Mean for Mexico?

6/20/2018
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What kind of leader will Andrés Manuel López Obrador be? Will he be another Hugo Chávez? A Lula? Or something else entirely? What will happen to the energy reform? To the new airport? Will he offer amnesty to drug lords? Right now there is a lot of noise, confusion and worry, but at this stage only one thing is certain: he is surging in the polls and is the heavy favorite to win the election in Mexico. Together with Chris Lenton and the BNamericas team, featuring an interview with Mexico...

Duration:00:29:16