Argentina looks set to elect the Peronist Alberto Fernández president in October, unseating the center-right leader Mauricio Macri, who has held office since 2015. Why has the right fallen out of favor, and what could a left-wing victory mean for the United States and the global economy? Ryan Berg joined us this week to discuss.

Ryan C. Berg is a research fellow at AEI, where he focuses on transnational organized crime, narco trafficking, and illicit networks. He also studies Latin American foreign policy and development issues. Before joining AEI, Dr. Berg worked as a research consultant at the World Bank and was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in political science and an M.Sc. in global governance and diplomacy from the University of Oxford.


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  1. colleenb Member

    I don’t really see a left-wing trend myself.  With Venezuela out there as such as failed state and Nicaragua as a totalitarian regime, I have to believe even the Latin Americans will not go very far left-wing.  But then we have socialists in the US Congress so what I can I say.

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