A Conversation with Governor of Buenos Aires María Eugenia Vidal 

María Eugenia Vidal 
Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires

Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Opening Remarks
Jason Marczak 
Director, Latin America Economic Growth Initiative, Adrienne Arsht LatinAmerica Center 
Atlantic Council

Recent international optimism about Argentina has centered on two things. First, in a few short months, the government of President Mauricio Macri has taken positive steps to open its economy and expand foreign investment. Second, a troika of like-minded politicians are now in charge of the country's three most critical positions: President Macri, Governor of Buenos Aires Province María Eugenia Vidal, and Mayor of Buenos Aires Horacio Rodríguez are the scions of a new Argentina. 

These three are determined to preside over economic improvements that will give their Republican Proposal party momentum for the 2017 midterm elections. But challenges remain. There are emerging signs of social unrest as the Macri administration prepares to lead Argentina further down the difficult path of economic reform. 
As part of our ongoing Argentina series and our Women's Leadership in Latin America Initiative, join us for a conversation with the governor of Argentina's largest province, María Eugenia Vidal. Home to 40 percent of the country's people and nearly half of its GDP, Buenos Aires province is a bellwether for Argentina's economic resurgence. The governor, who is the first woman elected to her post, will discuss the outlook for her province and how its industries can power the next chapter in Argentina's recovery.  

Please note that this discussion will take place entirely in Spanish. 
No translation will be available.

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