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Details and secrets of the failed meeting between Lula da Silva and Cristina Kirchner


The meeting never materialized although it was scheduled to be seen. The motives of the president of Brazil and the role of Alberto Fernández.

“Today I say goodbye to Argentina, which has received us so well in recent days, heading to Uruguay.

I will meet with the president @LuisLacallePou and I will pay a personal visit to my friend Pepe Mujica.

Brazil is resuming its role of dialogue and alliances with the world.

Good day!"

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said goodbye this Tuesday with that tweet from Buenos Aires, where he had arrived on Sunday night to hold a long bilateral meeting with Alberto Fernández on Monday, plus some few and focused activities.

Lula was the protagonist of the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), whose presidency passed from Fernández to Castro Chavista Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves.

They call it the "Mini Castro".

And now Lula is the promoter of reviving the South American Union of Nations (UNASUR), his space for regional leadership.

But if something

caught our attention it is that of all the interviews that the president of Brazil had, the great absentee was Cristina Kirchner


The meeting was announced everywhere, in the manner in which the vice president's activities are known - always confirmed halfway and in doses.

But the end was a disagreement.


reconstructed behind the scenes of the failed meeting in which the confrontation between the President and the Vice President, who currently do not speak or see each other, was mixed, the pride of Cristina, who has made her office her center for international meetings under the argument that their security is at stake after the attack last September.

And a disinterested Lula, who also did not want to bother the one who really accompanied him and visited him on the day of his prison: Alberto Fernández.

To begin with, the Planalto, the government house of Brazil, had initially requested few and concentrated activities

for the 77-year-old head of state, and always accompanied by his wife "Janja" .

In fact, Lula had other activities, one of them with Nicolás Maduro on Monday that she was suspended due to his absence.

The Argentine government avoided giving the visit a state status and thus prevented a visit by the Brazilian president to the Supreme Court with which he has a serious confrontation and whose members have asked for impeachment.

And this then made Lula's visit to Congress non-obligatory.

The Brazilian presidency also said that Lula would not go to the Senate, that there were

two options, the Sheraton hotel or the Casa Rosada.

But from the first moment it came out in the Argentine part that Lula was going to see Cristina Kirchner in Congress, after her activity with the Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo and before the cultural activity at the CCK where the inner circle was invited. from Kirchnerism, but no one from the opposition.  

The management for a meeting between Lula and CFK remained in the hands of Senator Oscar Parrilli,

his side.

Cristina wanted to see Lula, and have her photo.

But the hours of Monday were passing, the activities were delayed and the meeting did not take place.

Cristina was invited to all the activities, this newspaper learned.

But she didn't go to any,

especially because Alberto was there, starring alongside Lula.

She did not want to go to the presidents' lunch or to the meeting with human rights organizations.

Neither did CCK.

And on Tuesday she did not attend CELAC either.

She is the vice president of the Nation, but she preferred to follow the international agenda in her office in the Senate, her professional world and which works as a political bunker

There he received, between Monday and Tuesday, Xiomara Castro, president of Honduras;

Luis Arce from Bolivia;

Gustavo Petro, from Colombia.

And separately, former president Evo Morales, who gets along badly with his dauphin, the now president Arce.

Lula governed Brazil between 2003 and 2010 and Cristina between 2007 and 2015. The current vice president forged an alliance with the PT leader that was greater than the one her husband had made, the late former president Néstor Kirchner, who initially had a strong rivalry with Lula. .

Kirchner was initially suspicious of the good relationship between Lula and former president Eduardo Duhalde,

with whom the Brazilian worked on the beginnings of UNASUR.

Everything is so contradictory that Néstor Kirchner initially gave the thumbs up to UNASUR, in which he ended up being its first general secretary.

Former President Kirchner also gave Itamaraty a thumbs up when asked for support in reforming the UN so that Brazil would have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

Very high sources recounted that in those glory days of the Kirchner double presidency,

Lula learned that Cristina had expressed that Brazil had “imperialist” gestures that Argentina should be careful of.

That did not like the neighbors.

And going to the present, it was Alberto F., who at the expense of his relationship with Jair Bolsonaro - who always mistreated the Argentine president with bad manners, branding his government as communist - led the "Lula Libre" campaign together with Celso Amorim.

Lula spent 580 days in jail, Alberto visited him and his sentence was annulled.

Cristina never visited him and barely got involved in that conviction.

In fact, the now president of Brazil spoke out against the attack on the vice president last September, but not against her 6-year prison sentence for acts of corruption.

Lula came to Argentina and affectionately paid his debt to Alberto Fernández.

The information for this Wednesday is that after his work meeting with Lacalle Pou,

Lula will go to the farmhouse where former president José "Pepe" Mujica, his friend, and his wife Lucía Topolansky reside.

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-01-25

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