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Villanueva presents research on Argentine wine exports at Latin American Studies Conference

Published on December 13, 2022

Villanueva presents research on Argentine wine exports at Latin American Studies Conference

Emiliano Villanueva
Emiliano Villanueva presented his research at the New England Council of Latin American Studies conference

Emiliano Villanueva, associate professor of international business and chair of the business administration department, presented his research on Argentine wine exports at the New England Council of Latin American Studies Conference at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, on Nov. 5.

His presentation on the development of Argentine wine exports showed how Malbec wines from Mendoza and other wine-producing regions of Argentina have established themselves as the spearhead of the export dynamics of Argentine wine. According to Villanueva, Malbec wines are a sign of identity for Argentine wine in world markets and represent competitive strength related to other agri-food subsectors in the country. His research shows that Argentine wine exports have grown despite unstable national macroeconomics, establishing the country's trademark as the Malbec grape.

This conference is hosted annually by universities in New England. This year's topic was, Living in Las Americas: Remembrance, Resilience, and Hope. Presenters explored how Latin American societies and Latinx communities in the United States have dealt with the pandemic. The New England Council of Latin American Studies is the leading regional academic association focused on developing interests in Latin American and Latinx studies.

Zulma R. Toro, president of Central Connecticut State University, welcomed the more than 50 conference participants. Topics discussed ranged from Identity Construction among Latino/a/x/e Communities in the United States to Community and National Building in Latin America.

Dr. Villanueva is a member of the board of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Written by by Noel Teter