Presidential contenders vie for Argentina’s future

Americas Now

AN LAURA CARLSEN INTERVIEW 1

From Mexico City, political analyst Laura Carlsen joins anchor Elaine Reyes on the set of “Americas Now” to talk about Argentina and what is at stake in the October 25th presidential election.

Almost all the presidential candidates are campaigning on a platform of fiscal reform. Inflation is high in Argentina and the country has experienced a major economic slowdown which some say borders on recession. The nation’s deficit is steep as well.

Outgoing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been in office for two terms. Her late husband Nestor held the office previous to her. A change in their economic policies would put the nation in a state of major transition.

Elaine and Laura discuss the candidates in this race, the issues they face, and the debates. They also examine what the Kirchner legacy will be for Argentina.

Presidential contenders vie for Argentina’s future

Presidential contenders vie for Argentina’s future

From Mexico City, political analyst Laura Carlsen joins anchor Elaine Reyes on the set of “Americas Now” to talk about Argentina and what is at stake in the October 25th presidential election. Almost all the presidential candidates are campaigning on a platform of fiscal reform. Inflation is high in Argentina and the country has experienced a major economic slowdown which some say borders on recession. The nation’s deficit is steep as well. Outgoing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been in office for two terms. Her late husband Nestor held the office previous to her. A change in their economic policies would put the nation in a state of major transition. Elaine and Laura discuss the candidates in this race, the issues they face, and the debates. They also examine what the Kirchner legacy will be for Argentina.