Lessons from Macri’s win

By Dan Restrepo, Fellow, Center for American Progress With Argentina’s mid-term election in the books, U.S.-based Latin America watchers are engaging in their usual, predictable responses –  a series of overbroad generalizations about the implications of the result for the region’s politics, especially as the region enters a stretch of critical presidential elections. There are some common political dynamics afoot in much of the Americas. But, those looking to extrapolate from Argentina’s election to the other key economies facing presidential elections–Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil–should take Cambiemos’ win for what it is and nothing more. Mauricio Macri’s party’s electoral success and continued advances in Argentine politics is, first and foremost, welcome news for those looking to invest in a revitalized […]

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