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LAURA SUPERNEAU

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BNamericas senior editor by way of Buenos Aires and New York. Bilingual thoughts on politics, technology, fiction, food and fútbol. 

SEBASTIÁN PEREZ-FERREIRO

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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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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.

 2019

E P I S O D E S

#23 THE CHALLENGES FACING THE PACIFIC ALLIANCE

AMLO’s ‘Mexico first’ agenda could slow down the ambitious integration project it shares with Chile, Colombia and Peru. Plus, we preview the APEC CEO Summit Chile 2019. 

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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?

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.

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 18

THE IMPACTS OF CRIME IN LATIN AMERICA - PART TWO

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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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.

Alejandra Morales

Cristina Montecinos

José Cárdenas

Mariolga Guyón

CRISTINA MONTECINOS

Communications Coordinator

Producer / Editor

Cristina studied Social Communications in Venezuela. She handles BNamericas' communications and media partnerships.

ÁLVARO CAMPOS

Marketing Assistant

Technical Producer

The sound guy. Marketing, graphic design and photography.

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 14

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.

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The podcast features interviews with:

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 15

A TALE OF TWO CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENTS

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. 

Ignacio Celorrio

A distinguished Argentinian mining lawyer with over 20 years of experience, who is also vice-president of the Australian-Argentine Industry and Commercial Chamber, Chair of Administrative Law at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, and long-time Board Member of CAEM (Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros – Argentine Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs).

Emily Hersh

Managing Partner at  DCDB Rearch in Buenos Aires, a division of the DCDB Group. Emily is also co-host of the ‘Global Lithium Podcast’.

Rogerio Jelmayer

BNamericas São Paolo correspondent.

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.

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The podcast features interviews with:

Alberto Precht

Executive Director at Chile Transparente

Ana Paula Carracedo

Coordinator of the Anticorruption Working Group at the UN Global Compact Network in Brazil 

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 16

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2019

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.  

Alex Emery

Commodities reporter covering the Andean region at BNamericas.

Allan Brown

Editor and Banking and Insurance Reporter at BNamericas.

Carlos Morales

Director of Latin America Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings.

The podcast features interviews with:

Shelly Shetty

Head of Sovereign Ratings for Latin America at Fitch Ratings.

James Young

Banking and Insurance Reporter at BNamericas.

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 17

THE IMPACTS OF CRIME IN LATIN AMERICA

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.  

The podcast features interviews with:

Antonio Mazzitelli 

Head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's Latin American section.

Katherine Aguirre 

Researcher at Brazil-based regional think tank Igarapé Institute. 

This month we focus for a second straight episode on the effects of crime and violence on Latin America's business environment. We speak to Dr. William Godnick and Michael Cullen about relationship between corporations operating in the region and private security firms.

The podcast features interviews with:

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 

Michael Cullen

Senior partner and head of Andean region at consultancy Control Risks 

Alex Emery

Commodities reporter covering the Andean region at BNamericas.

James Young

Banking and Insurance Reporter at BNamericas.

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BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 19

IS LATIN AMERICA TURNING THE CORNER

ON CORRUPTION?

IoT promises to connect every device you use, and there are already over 300 million of these connections in Latin America. But how do you keep networks safe when a printer or a vending machine becomes a backdoor for hackers? We talk to hacking, cybersecurity and IoT experts to find out.

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 21

SECURING THE INTERNET OF THINGS ECOSYSTEM

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. 

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 20

COPPER WEEK

BNamericas' video coverage on CESCO Week 2019 is available on Vimeo. Check it out!

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Our sector experts review the planned capital expenditures in the region’s oil & gas, electric power, mining, infrastructure and ICT sectors. See where investments are headed.

BNAMERICAS PODCAST - EPISODE 22

INVESTMENT TRENDS IN LATIN AMERICA