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It is easy to steer a government when things are going well. But what happens when conditions start to deteriorate? When the path becomes less clear? What happens when countries face that fork in the road?

The Crossroads is a new video series from the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Global Economic Dynamics team that focuses on decisive moments for different economies.

Our first episode, The Crossroads: Argentina, focuses on a country facing turbulent economic conditions and an ongoing debt crisis just as it prepares for crucial presidential elections in October 2015.

Featuring commentary from top diplomats, former cabinet members, advisors to the presidential campaigns, leading economists and consultants—as well as analysis from Bertelsmann Foundation Latin America specialist Samuel George—these videos offer new perspective on the Argentine drama.

It’s decision time. Which way will Argentina go?


Part I—The Crossroads: Argentina


Many of Argentina’s current dilemmas stem from the government’s inability to close the door on the 2001 financial crisis. In Part 2 of The Crossroads, we look at Argentina’s ongoing conflict with bond holders who refuse to accept the terms of debt restructuring following the 2001 default.


Part 2—The Debt Crisis


Finally, we look to the future. With an eye on upcoming presidential elections, we consider the pathways available to a country that must choose a new direction.


Part 3 – What’s Next?

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Thanks for tuning in! And keep an eye out for The Crossroads: Cuba coming in August 2015!