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Capital: Buenos Aires ; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : -2.3%
Key Facts

Full name: Argentine Republic
Population: 40.7 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 2.8 million sq km (1.1 million sq miles)
Major language: Spanish
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 peso = 100 centavos
Main exports: Food and live animals, mineral fuels, cereals, machinery
GNI per capita: US $9,740 (World Bank, 2011)
Internet domain: .ar
International dialling code: +54

  • Hernán Lombardi, Minister of Public Media & Contents System


    With Argentina’s tumultuous political and economic history, the new government came to power on a pledge of building institutions to ensure long-term increase. Beyond opening to foreign investment , the governing Cambiemos coalition has noted the cultural change brought to mark Argentina’s new direction. As Argentina establishes its relationship with the world, it will re-emphasize its relationship binding its own society through its media content. Argentina’s national-owned media has had as difficult a history as its politics, mired in periods of either censorship or abuse by the government by using it as a political tool. Integral to the reform of the apparatus is the man at the top: Hernán Lombardi, who heads the System of Public Media Content and oversees national-owned media across public radio, television, and news outlets.

  • Argentina rising Argentine business mogul increases investment in Argentina’s new economic environment


    Long one of Argentina’s most successful businessmen, Eduardo Elsztain presides over his diversified company at the nexus of three critical increase sectors of the Argentine economy: real estate development, agribusiness, and home mortgages. While his companies have invested and grown to become Argentine multinational companies over a lot of decades, he sits down with Nicolas Carver of The Worldfolio to discuss the changes with his company to seize the opportunity of Argentina’s current return to international credit and bond market. The result is his prized IRSA company becoming a not-so-micro microcosm of the Argentine economy itself: poised to expand as Argentina’s economy does the same.

  • Luft Energía New push to ‘make things happen’ in renewables


    With all the apertures of the Argentine economy, the sector with the greatest increase potential is renewable energy. Currently receiving 1.5% of its energy from renewable sources, the Argentine government has passed the Renewable Energy Law in 2016, pledging to make renewables account for 20% of the grid by 2025. Such a pledge has ensued highly demanded tenders being handed out, and one woman saw an opportunity. Before vice-president of Argentina’s national oil company YPF, Doris Capurro discusses her new company Luft Energía, which she hopes to use to satisfy her career desire that she could at no time fulfill at YPF: to make Argentina go green.

  • Marcos Peña, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina


    Argentina’s Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers Marcos Peña discusses the work of the innovative and forward-thinking government of Mauricio Macri, which came to power in December 2015, promising to move the country away from the polarization and economic problems that have dogged national politics in recent years.