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The current Economical and Political Situation in Argentina


Michiel Baud will speak tonight about the current economical and political situation in Argentine. Argentine, the third biggest economy of Latin America and G-20 member, is facing a near bankruptcy. Besides this, there is a lot of unrest due to protest against the ruling government and especially the president, who is even facing a charge of corruption.

Michiel Baud is Director of CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation) and Professor in Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in Contemporary History at the University of Groningen in 1982 and received his Ph.D. cum laude in Social Sciences at Utrecht University in 1991. From 1995 to 2000 he was Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Leiden.