Mexico And Argentina Have Established A New Axis Of Progress In Latin America

2021-02-24   |   by CusiGO

On Tuesday, the presidents of Mexico and Argentina laid the foundation for a common goal aimed at consolidating a new axis of progress or anti liberalism in Latin America. Alberto fern á ndez began his official visit to the United States on Monday, which goes beyond the current critical moment determined by the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine management, The two presidents attended a joint press conference where they showed a deep resonance with the goal of ending the recent past and the legacy of the recent government.

Mexican President Andres Manuel L ó PEZ Obrador won the election two and a half years ago with a project that promised to focus on national affairs. The best foreign policy is domestic policy. This has always been one of the maxims of this senior politician. Since he came to power, he has avoided public opinion or interference in Latin America’s top concerns. In recent weeks, however, the government’s strategy has changed, at least on the surface, with the aim of gaining new leadership in the region, and Argentina is determined to support this initiative without hesitation. “It’s our responsibility for Mexico and Argentina to come together. They face a common future, and it’s our duty to help Latin America. From the northernmost countries to the southernmost countries, we have to be able to draw an axis connecting the whole continent, “Fernandez said.

Mexico, to some extent, represents the country that has suffered as a result of the international distribution of the covid-19 vaccine. Prime Minister Marcelo Ebrard reminded this in the daily court appearance of the president, known as the “morning man.”. “Last week, under the direction of President Lopez Obrador, we made this point to the United Nations in the Security Council. This is unacceptable vaccine hoarding. Ten countries have concentrated nearly 80% of the world’s vaccines, and the worst is accelerating, “the foreign minister lamented. His country, with a population of about 130 million, took almost 1.7 million doses.

Fernandez’s administration backed the protest for a fairer distribution. But it’s just a concrete step in a shared agenda, and it’s also very symbolic. He recalled Mexico’s protection of exiled dictators and the welcome of Evo Morales by the government of Lopez Obrador in November 2019, when the Argentine politician had won the election but was not the current president. The affinity of political projects may be a major prerequisite for strengthening this partnership.

Fernandez is also the first president to attend the morning press conference, which is a regular press conference started by Lopez Obrador on the same day, and another example of this kind of political and even personal alliance. In the words of Martin Borrego Lorente, Mexico’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Latin American affairs, this is because there is a “natural chemical reaction” between the two presidents. “The positions between them were consistent, which produced a smooth dialogue,” he said. The president’s ideological unity was praised on Tuesday. “Mexico finally has a president with the moral values that Mexicans should have,” the Argentinian said. “Alberto is our friend,” his Mexican partner replied.

The ultimate goal of Lopez Obrador and Fernandez was to promote the restoration of the most recent balance, when Latin America’s geopolitical map was dyed red, despite its wide range of nuances. From Cristina Fernandez of Argentina to Evo Morales of Bolivia to Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and dilma Rousseff of Brazil, the left almost dominates the whole of South America. A decade ago, Michelle Bachelet’s first term in Chile just ended, and she returned from 2014 to 2018. Rafael Correa is on the rise in Ecuador. In Venezuela, Hugo Ch á vez is still in power. Despite criticism of his management, Nicolas Maduro’s social, institutional and economic drift has not accelerated.

In recent months, after the collapse of the so-called Bolivarian axis, the left-wing successor to Morales in Bolivia returned to power, and elections were held in Ecuador and Peru in April. In the first country, a candidate sponsored by former President Correa won by a landslide in the first round of elections on February 7. At the same time, the activities of organizations promoting progressive policies, such as the Puebla group established in Mexico City in 2019, have multiplied. In this regard, Mexico and Argentina, from north to south, have taken the lead in promoting the desire for change in the region.

This is the most important, the most important message. Beyond the shadow of their planned visit, the president of Argentina started this visit, which is the first time in ten years that a current ruler has visited Mexico, mainly for commercial purposes, Plagued by the scandal of irregularly vaccinating 70 influential people, known as vaccination VIPs. The case triggered a serious political crisis in South American countries and cost the health minister his job, but at the end of the visit, the focus was on managing the covid-19 vaccine. However, Fernandez demanded that the issue be dealt with without politicizing it, and made a request to the court: “let’s end this farce.”

The politician shrugged off the 10 charges revealed on Friday to clarify responsibility. “No criminal in Argentina would say that anyone who leads the team will be punished. You can’t use humor to create crime, “the president stressed, saying he had done what was necessary to turn the page. The vaccine scandal led to the resignation of one of the government’s most powerful ministers, and health minister gines Gonz á lez Garc í a was forced to resign after learning that he had vaccinated some privileged people with good power contacts at the Ministry of health headquarters. The list of vaccinators released by Argentina’s administration on Monday includes former president Eduardo duhald and his children, or former president kirchnerist Daniel sioli.

One of the charges led the Justice Department on Monday to accuse Gonzalez Garcia of abusing his power and search the headquarters of the Ministry of health for evidence. “I overreacted and lost a minister,” Fernandez recalled. “If there are more responsible people, they will have to leave, but I will not deal with the public ridicule that they are promoting immeasurably in Argentina,” he continued.

Lopez Obrador avoided that. “We have great respect for the Argentine government and we will not comment on this matter at the moment,” he said. Instead, the Mexican president used questions from journalists to highlight the changes in the governments of Felipe Calderon and Enrique PE ⁃ a Nieto, to break with the past – one of the priorities of his presidency – and to blame the media for seeking affinity with Fernandez.

“Sometimes the press is not objective. In this case, as Alberto fern á ndez said, I think it’s only in Mexico that the conservative media, those who support the neoliberal government, plunder Mexico, and I believe that as far as Mexico is concerned, there’s no doubt that as far as Argentina is concerned, I can’t say that I know more, they owe Argentina debt. ” The country’s relationship with the International Monetary Fund. “I know. International financial institutions, they should act fairly and not participate in politics. This is a lie. ”

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