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Chris Lenton runs the energy team, intelligence reports, and political risk at BNamericas. He has an MA from Columbia University in International Economic Policy and a BA in International Studies from Trinity College.

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Cristina studied Social Communications in Venezuela. She handles BNamericas´ communications and media partnerships, and is head of the Social and Environmental Committee.  

CRISTINA MONTECINOS

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BNAMERICAS PODCAST 9 - RICHARD TOWNLEY FROM BUENOS AIRES

Latin America's Roadmap Hangs in Balance. This month we we do a sweep through the whole region, and deep-dive into Argentina, with guest Richard Townley, our correspondent in Buenos Aires.

BNAMERICAS PODCAST 8 - ROGERIO JELMAYER FROM SAO PAULO

This month we focus on Brazil, with guest Rogerio Jelmayer, BNamericas' correspondent in Sao Paulo.

BNAMERICAS PODCAST 7 - MICHAEL PLACE

This month we focus on Colombia, with guest Michael Place, BNamericas' correspondent in Medellín.

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BNAMERICAS PODCAST 1

Go beyond the headlines. 

Understand Latin America.

Dive into the economic and political reality in the region's main economies with our monthly podcast. 

Featuring interviews with the top minds in the region, analysis, and a few laughs. In English and from our headquarters in Santiago.

 2018

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THE STATE OF VENEZUELA TODAY

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.

Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Cuidadanos.

The podcast features interviews with:

Luis Giusti

Former CEO of PDVSA, now works at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. and is also a member of the advisory board at Riverstone-Carlyle.

Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Cuidadanos.
Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Cuidadanos.
Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Cuidadanos.

Alejandra Morales

Cristina Montecinos

José Cárdenas

Mariolga Guyón

Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Cuidadanos.

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BNAMERICAS PODCAST 10

WHAT WOULD AN AMLO WIN MEAN FOR MEXICO?

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?

Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Cuidadanos.
Nicolás Birrell, the executive director of NGO Desafío Levantemos Chile.

Brian Winter

Americas Queaterly

Shelly Shetty

Head of Sovereign Ratings for Latin America at Fitch

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BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 13

BRAZIL'S UNCERTAIN ELECTION AND THE GREAT TASK AT HAND

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.

The podcast features interviews with:

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BNAMERICAS PODCAST 11

WHERE IS CHILE HEADED?

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.

Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Cuidadanos.
Maria Luisa Puig, of Eurasia Group.

Maria Luisa Puig

Senior Analyst at Eurasia Group.

Nicolás Birrell

Executive director of NGO Desafío Levantemos Chile.

Nicolás Birrell, the executive director of NGO Desafío Levantemos Chile.
Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister in Chile and the current head of political party Cuidadanos.
Nicolás Birrell, the executive director of NGO Desafío Levantemos Chile.

Ricardo Ávila

Editor-in-Chief of the Colombian business daily Portafolio and the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of El Tiempo, the most widely-read daily in Colombia.

Diego Molano

Colombia's Minister of Information and Communication Technologies from 2010-2015, and currently an international consultant on digital transformation of companies and governments. While minister from 2010 to 2015, Molano created the country’s ICT plan “Vive Digital”, a program aimed at reducing poverty and creating jobs through the use of technology.

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 12

CAN IVÁN DUQUE UNITE A DIVIDED COUNTRY?

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:

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