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BBC World Service

Tuesday 10 March 2020 -
18:30 to 21:30

"After months of planning our event in Buenos Aires, we have some disappointing news. Due to ongoing discussions around the Coronavirus, we have taken the precaution of cancelling Tuesday evening’s public event. We will return to Buenos Aires to stage BBC World Questions at the earliest opportunity". 

- A message from Charlie Taylor, BBC Producer of World Questions -

BBC World Questions is a series of panel debates where the audience take part, delivered in partnership with the British Council.

The new government faces challenges over inflation, poverty, and government debt which is put at hundreds of millions of dollars. Will President Fernandez’s team be able to turn the tide, and see the resource-rich, vast, and fertile Republic of Argentina return to prosperity? He has promised an end to rancour and hate, and a new caring social contract. There are also calls to legalise abortion in the Pope’s home country.  

Chairing the debate at Teatro Picadero, the BBC’s Jonny Dymond will be joined by a panel of leading politicians and thinkers who will debate the questions put to them by the audience themselves.   

The panel will include:

  • Juan Grabois, Leader of the Confederación de Trabajadores de la Economía Popular (CTEP) and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
  • Camila Crescimbeni, Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina and President of PRO Youth
  • Fernanda Vallejos, Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina and President of the Finance Commission 
  • Ivan Petrella, Writer on Politics and Theology and Former Secretary of Federal Integration and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Culture.

The programme will be recorded on Tuesday 10 March 2020. The event starts at 18.30 with a drinks reception where you can submit your question and have your say in a debate that will be heard around the world. 

Admission is free, but online registration is required. Please register using the link on this page. We hope to accommodate everyone, but please arrive on time to be sure of a seat.

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