Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Argentina’s Post-COVID Consensus Is Unraveling

For much of the country, hopes for political consensus increasingly seem like wishful thinking.
Nikita Kataev
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The early days of the pandemic saw Argentines rally around their new president, Alberto Fernández. But “those days are over,” says pollster Alejandro Catterberg, who points to a resurgence in polarization as COVID-19 cases spread and the economy sinks deeper into recession. That’s bad news for the half of the country that wants to move past the divisive politics of former Presidents Mauricio Macri and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, said Catterberg, who spoke to AQ’s Brian Winter from Buenos Aires. 

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Alejandro Catterberg is the president and co-founder of Poliarquía Consultores. 

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.  

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