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Cristina Kirchner, with Lula Da Silva: criticized the 'coups from the right' and revealed why she created the Instituto Patria

2021-05-15T05:36:45.718Z

Via Zoom, the vice president attended the signing of an agreement with an institute commanded by the former president of Brazil. What did they say.



Bernardo Vazquez

05/14/2021 19:01

  • Clarín.com

  • Politics

Updated 05/14/2021 7:05 PM

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Luiz Inacio "Lula" Da Silva participated this Friday, virtually via Zoom, in the event organized by the Patria Institute and the Lula Institute, which

signed a cooperation agreement

.

The vice president and the former head of state of Brazil left a message in the framework of a debate on the "Challenges of sovereign foreign policy in Latin America."

Cristina, with a brief message of just over five minutes, was the one who closed the meeting, and referred to

why in 2016 she promoted the creation of the Patria Institute

, today together with La Cámpora, the main powerhouse of hard Kirchnerism and from where a good part arises of the political decisions of the Alberto Fernández government most questioned by the opposition.

Earlier

,

Lula

, the former president of Brazil,

had also spoken

through a recorded message.

"The Instituto Patria, which we created in 2016

, was the refuge we found in the face of all those persecution processes that we suffered in our country,

"

said the former president about the space, founded in the first months of the presidency of Mauricio Macri

.

And he compared that stage with different similar processes that, he argued, are lived or lived in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.

Cristina again referred without naming it directly to

lawfare

, the theory that Kirchnerism has been remarking that it exists in the country to persecute former officials or officials from the Judicial Power.

He recalled that in the years when he was out of power, "

this doctrine of using sectors of the Judicial Power in the assembly of causes was carried out

, so that they would destroy what those governments had achieved in social matters: a better life for everyone". In this way, he compared the situation with Brazil, where

Lula was detained for a year and a half for different convictions for corruption,

of which he was acquitted this year. And he said that this "doctrine" came to replace what previously, in the '70s and' 80s, were the military coups that ruled the region.

In addition, he referred to the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued the world for almost a year and a half.

"We always thought that a war could come, but not this war, with an invisible enemy," he said.

And he

spoke promptly about how vaccines are being distributed worldwide

.

"There are differences between the North and the South, as always, but this time in access to vaccines, which is access to life," he said.

He closed his message again with a critical speech towards "

the new rights that want to abolish politics

."

And he maintained, in that sense, that "the political debate will be necessary, not only for us, but we owe it to the generations of our sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters."

Lula, shortly before, was in a line similar to Cristina when speaking of "

coups that destroyed our countries

."

He also winked at Alberto Fernández, "who got Argentina back."

and he said he was "very happy about this agreement, because it means that it was worth building a great country, a great South America."

In addition to Cristina,

Oscar Parrilli

, national senator and main reference of Kirchnerism within the Homeland, who presides over

the Patria Institute, was present at the Patria Institute

.

The vice president, meanwhile, is the current honorary president.


Parrilli, with the leader of the Lula Institute, Marcio Pochman, were the ones who signed the agreement to begin developing a course on international relations between representatives of both institutes.

Parrilli recalled that

on May 14, 2003, 18 years ago, Néstor Kirchner was confirmed as president-elect

, after Carlos Menem, who had been the most voted candidate in the general elections, announced that he was withdrawing from the subsequent ballottage.

"It is a very special date," said Parrilli.

The senator, former secretary general of the presidency, recalled the stage in which Kirchner and Lula were presidents at the same time, in Argentina and Brazil, from 2003 to 2007. "It seemed that they knew each other forever," said who in those years also met he served as secretary general of the Presidency.

"We are experiencing an onslaught,

coups like those that took place in Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil. But I believe that this onslaught by the right is ending

. We have great expectations of what may happen in Brazil next year," he concluded.

Both Cristina Kirchner and Lula Da Silva had, or have, different cases opened in the Justice of each country.

Cristina Kirchner was recently dismissed from the future dollar case, in which she had been prosecuted for defrauding the State.

However, various files remain active against him, such as that of covering up Iran for the

signing of the AMIA memorandum

, and the one that is in the

trial stage against him for alleged corruption in the award of public works

to the Kirchner businessman Lázaro Baez.

Lula was imprisoned for more than a year and a half, from 2017 to 2019, in the framework of different

corruption

cases

against him.

In March, the Brazilian Supreme Court overturned the judgments against him.

Source: clarin

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