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On December 7, 2017, days before the second anniversary of President Mauricio Macri’s time in office and the start of the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Buenos Aires, the Atlantic Council, in partnership with HSBC, hosted “Argentina’s Transformations: Open to the World.” The half-day conference at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires focused on Argentina’s political and economic transformations, and its reinsertion into the world. The dialogue centered on Argentina’s ambitious reform agenda, and the new opportunities for businesses and economic growth in the country. The discussion also focused on the implications of Argentina’s renewed international leadership exemplified by its hosting of the WTO Ministerial and its presidency of the G20 Summit in 2018.

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In view of media comment around the Atlantic Council’s Venezuela work, Jason Marczak, Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council made the following comments:

“Around the world, the Atlantic Council puts forward policy ideas that help influential actors navigate political and economic change so we can live in a more secure and prosperous world. The deteriorating situation in Venezuela is of great concern.

That is why the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center follows the Venezuelan crisis very closely and seeks to contribute toward a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Venezuela. Given the gravity of the situation, we have stepped up our analysis and events—all of which seek to encourage a peaceful solution and engage stakeholders who can influence resolution of the worsening crisis.

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