Alberto Fernández, Yesterday, together with the president of Mexico, Manuel López Obrador
Alberto Fernández ratified Yesterday's day that his government will strengthen foreign policy with a fervent progressive imprint, although this will not imply a confrontation between Argentina and the U.S.A. of Donald Trump, and had made it clear that Mexico will become a central ally to develop this regional plan.
After 1 hour and a half of a “very rewarding” match, as he described it, with the president of Mexico, Manuel López Obrador, Fernández said that From December 10, Argentina will take a Copernican turn in its diplomacy to return to embrace regional organizations promoted by the South American left To the same as CELAC, UNASUR and the Puebla Set, among many others.RELATED
Although, the president-elect himself left it clear that this strategy will not imply a confrontation with Washington The same as it was along Both mandates of Cristina Kirchner "We do not promote a progressive pole against," Fernandez said in open defiance who saw a break with Trump on his trip to Mexico.
On the contrary, Fernández stressed the telephone dialogue he indicated with Trump on Friday afternoon and close friends of the first elected magistrate confided to Infobae that there was a very good tuning between the two. "I expect a good link with the United States and if I have not planned a trip to the US for now, I had a very good talk with Donald Trump," he said yesterday, followed by his match with López Obrador. So that there were no doubts left that relations with the USA they will not return to the “era of Alicante”, in the same way that an adviser to Fernández described.
Either way, there will be no confrontation to the identical one that was after the episode that starred the former Chancellor of Former President, Héctor Timerman when stopping with alicante in hand the entry of a US military plane in Ezeiza that came to offer a course of Federal Police training.
But Fernández and a part of his entourage that was Yesterday at lunch with López Obrador reiterated that “there was very little talk about Venezuela”, the concrete thing is that the intention of the 1st elected magistrate of Argentina to revitalize all regional bodies Progressive court indicates to find a way out of the Venezuelan crisis agreed with the regime of Nicolás Maduro.
As the central vertex of that diplomatic strategy that yesterday reiterated in Mexico, Fernández highlighted the need to strengthen the international weight of the Puebla Set. “I pushed that group a lot before being a candidate. With (the Chilean leader Marco Enriquez) Ominami, ”said the future Argentine president.
The Puebla Group emerged in the month of July In exactly the same way that it contrasted with the Lima Group, which made up the Argentina of Mauricio Macri with 13 other countries more aligned to the Latin American right center to question the Venezuelan regime.
In contrast to these Latin American countries, and in the case of leaders without real power, the Puebla Group seeks a way out of the Venezuelan crisis without US interference and in dialogue with Maduro. There, communists of the Latin American left commune in the same way as Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), José Mujica (Uruguay), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Álvaro García Linera (Vice President of Bolivia), José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero ( Spain) and Daniel Martínez (candidate of the Frente Amplio who will compete in the ballot in Uruguay).
In the middle of his visit to Uruguay to meet Mujica, Alberto Fernández had already slipped the idea of reinforcing the progressive blocs in Latin America that had had a clear setback.
Former Uruguayan magistrate José "Pepe" Mujica and Alberto Fernández agree on the requirement to revitalize Latin American progressivism
Fernández is going to host a 2nd game of the Puebla Set to be held in the city of Buenos Aires on November 8. Although the president-elect himself announced Yesterday From Mexico that his government will not seek to make this group a tool to disagree with Trump.
One of the central actors of the Puebla Set, In exactly the same way as Ernesto Samper Pizano, former president of Colombia and former secretary of UNASUR, advanced the objectives that will be pursued at the top of Buenos Aires by maintaining lately that “the The idea is to continue building, among all, a progressive agenda that identifies and gathers us ”. And in the same way he stressed that right-wing governments are those that encourage the return of progressivisms in Latin America.
However, there is a difference that Fernández marked beforehand with that goal that Samper and many of his progressive partners raise. “International ties are not governed by ideologies. We are not talking about generating an ideological reference that confronts anyone. It is a group of leaders from Latin America that propose alternatives. Like those that occurred in Argentina. That it looks for the social equality lost in Latin America ”, warned when referring to the Puebla Set.
In truth, the president-elect also pointed out that this set implies the “integral search for communication and work with a progressive look in respect to institutionality and democracy”. A wink of demand face the Venezuela of Maduro.
Worn Lima Group and other blocks
Fernández's decision to embrace the Puebla Set will not imply leaving the Lima Group. "What I think I can say in the Lima Group or anywhere else," said the president-elect in assessing the continuity or not of Argentina in that group of countries.
In this same line of analysis, a close friend of Fernández highlighted to Infobae what his diplomatic strategy holds: “The Groups do not abandon themselves, they consume themselves as they have no activity or purpose. This is how diplomacy is, ”he said in open reference to the Lima Group.
President Macri reinforced at the time the idea of the Lima Group that had its last meeting of foreign ministers in the city of Buenos Aires (Franco Fafasuli) (/)
That is, Fernández's intent is in sight. It will not leave the Lima Set and will not be measured with the US either, but it will reinforce at its best the Latin American progressive spaces to counter them to the center-right scheme that had prevailed until then in Latin America.
The plans that Fernández designed for his foreign policy and which he reinforced yesterday After his lunch with López Obrador, he will also be supported by a kind of revival of CELAC and UNASUR, two large blocks that were born 15 years ago in the heat of the axis Bolivarian of Chavez, Kirchner, Lula Da Silva, Correa and Evo Morales, among many others.
"CELAC could be a space to revitalize Latin America and it is important that UNASUR returns, since it is a central issue," said Fernández. In exactly the same way as the axis of what would be his second stage of this unprecedented expansion plan. of the South American progressive without facing Washington.
The UNASUR that was born Also that an expression of Latin American union with its headquarters in Quito, traveled dismantled in recent years by Macri, Piñera, Lenin Moreno, Ivan Duque and Bolsonaro. In truth, Argentina decided to openly abandon that space, since, alongside its regional allies, they reported that the Lima Group replaced UNASUR in time and needs. "We need more pragmatic and less ideological organizations," Macri used to say about UNASUR.
Something similar It happened with CELAC that a creation by Hugo Chávez was directed to bring the Caribbean and Central America closer together, in this way as a statement from the progressive concert that took place between 2005 and 2007. In fact, one of the first presidential summits of this In Venezuela, Chavez took office in power and Correa even thought about replacing the OAS with that body.
Talk with Chile and the IMF
Fernández spoke in the last hours with the 1st magistrate of Chile and did not rule out visiting Piñera in the immediate future. There is still no date or details of that occasional match. However Versa of another gesture of the first elected magistrate of Argentina designed to avoid confrontation Despite the ideological differences and without abandoning the critical discourse towards the Chilean “neoliberal model”.
“We agree on the concern about what is happening in Chile and Ecuador. Our communion of ideas must see how to see the world, ”Fernández reported about his meeting yesterday with the president of Mexico.
The social conflict in Chile and Ecuador addressed the statement that Alberto Fernández spoke with López Obrador yesterday. (IVAN ALVARADO /)
Precisely, López Obrador was willing to work as a link with the IMF to help Argentina in its future debt rescheduling program. "Mexico has a place in the board of the International Monetary Fund and a hard weight there," Fernandez said.
In this international gear López Obrador is not a simple interpreter. He is also the man who could facilitate his ties with U.S.A., since he has a good personal relationship with Trump Despite the diplomatic clashes in sight of the planet.
This link between Mexico and Argentina will be reinforced with a new impetus of the commercial relations and exchange agreements that both countries have, but that due to open ideological differences with López Obrador, Macri had neglected in recent years.
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