Argentina Needs Help And Donald Trump Is The Answer

The main points in dispute are the situation in Bolivia, that of Venezuela and, as always, Cuba. Fernández helped Morales obtain asylum in Mexico after his resignation. Morales had a hero's welcome in that country and made countless statements about the conflict in Bolivia. According to the interim government of Bolivia, Morales ordered demonstrations and closures of Bolivian highways, in addition to creating a shortage of fuel and food. The day after the visit to Mexico City by the US attorney general, William Barr – perhaps a coincidence, perhaps not – Morales went to Havana and, days later, arrived in Argentina, where he has obtained a permanent asylum . From Buenos Aires, he is still involved in political activities and has even inaugurated public works by telephone and has held meetings with his party delegates and potential candidates for the next elections.

Argentina needs a bailout of its overwhelming debts. Trump cannot secure a rescue easily, but he can block it. Fernández, unlike the typical Peronist, seems to be a reasonable, knowledgeable and honest politician. His formula partner, former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and a broad left-wing coalition, La Cámpora, led in part by her son, prefer confrontation with the United States, but perhaps the president does not.

Fernandez would do well to leave Bolivia behind. The military forces helped remove Morales from the presidency, but did not assume power. The repression and the initial human rights violations of the new government have diminished, presidential elections are scheduled for early May and the Morales party, Movement to Socialism, has been authorized to present a candidate. The former Bolivian president must be allowed to stay in Argentina, but without using that country as a stage to prepare for his return to power.

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The new Argentine president seems to be moving partially towards prudence and moderation. After the shameless attempt made by Maduro on January 5 to prevent the re-election of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the National Assembly, the Argentine government issued a very important message in which he condemned Maduro's action. "To impede the operation of the Legislature by force is to condemn international isolation," wrote on Twitter the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Felipe Solá. “We reject this action and urge the Venezuelan executive to accept that the road is exactly the opposite. The Assembly must elect its president with total legitimacy. ”

Unlike Mexico, Argentina has not left the Lima Group, created in 2017 to seek a democratic solution to the Venezuelan nightmare without Maduro. However, both countries refused to recognize Guaidó as the reelected president of the National Assembly, which placed them on the side of Cuba and Nicaragua. Fernández is having problems with the cards he played with and with an international situation that constantly generates crises and challenges.


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