Updated 07/31/2021 10:00 PM
López Obrador, president of Mexico and Oracle of Delphi for Alberto Fernández, has just made an offer to the United States that translates as follows: respect for the political autonomy of the countries in exchange for help
to prevent China from advancing in Latin America
. The idea arises from a pure and harsh reality: Mexico has an overwhelming economic dependence on the United States and, at the same time, has a foreign policy that is independent of its great neighboring power but that, in the end, is not contradictory with its national needs. This is the intense and tight web of economic interests with Washington.
Our closeness forces us to seek agreements and it would be a serious mistake to kick Samson, but at the same time we have powerful reasons to assert our sovereignty (...)
", explained López Obrador didactically at the last meeting of the Community of States Latin Americans and the Caribbean (CELAC), a body of which Hugo Chávez was the midwife in that remembered meeting in Mar del Plata, in which the Venezuelan sent to hell with George Bush's FTAA. USA and Canada are excluded. Bolsonaro's Brazil participates without enthusiasm.
Fernández quickly tuned in with his mentor and proposed that CELAC replace the Organization of American States (OAS), which it
accuses of being the bearer of all plagues
, and its head, Luis Almagro, of implementing the policy of the stick against the " popular governments ”.
rarely talks about international issues
is Marcelo Ebrard, its chancellor and batonman of the alliance with Argentina, in which Mexico is always the hand.
Ebrard promotes actions that are reproduced here in a mirror.
This initiative is the post received by the Argentine president.
The Mexican proposal, paradoxically, is basically -not in the inflamed anti-imperialist rhetoric- similar to the FTAA that
was rejected in the times of Nestor and Chávez
, in which any common action in South America
should be anti-American
Now he intends to retrace those steps, take advantage of Washington's dispute with China and, in return, let everyone swallow the heart of the situation in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, arguing that the violation of rights and the suppression democratic freedoms are unthinkable issues for the international community.
Fernández wants to crown his term by presiding over CELAC and, incidentally, getting at least
the goal of honor
after losing at the IDB and the CAF.
Depending on how you see it, getting Argentina to be elected - something that is more of a bureaucratic procedure than a vote in order - and offering an agreement to the United States against China, would also be presented as a
so necessary for Felipe Solá, at a time when that Fernández's cabinet looks too much like a quake because of the result of the November elections.