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Controversial absence of victims of Latin American dictatorships in a human rights forum in Buenos Aires


The III World Forum on Human Rights was organized by Kirchnerist Horacio Pietragalla. Strong protests from intellectuals and activists. President Fernández inaugurates it this Monday. On Tuesday, Cristina Kirchner will be there.

The Human Rights Forum that the secretary of the area

Horacio Pietragalla

put together for this Monday in Buenos Aires seems like an international activity tailored to the story of hardcore Kirchnerism and that is already generating controversy.

To begin with, 

none of the victims of the Latin American dictatorships suffered by the region was invited to speak

about the atrocities they have suffered in their daily lives for decades.

There will then be no individual testimonies or human rights organizations from Venezuela or Cuba or Nicaragua

that expose their suffering.

On the contrary, the Kirchnerist Secretary of Human Rights, who recently denounced before the United Nations the Justice, the operation of the Supreme Court, the media and businessmen.

Now, in this forum, Pietragalla made Evo Morales, Rafael Correa and the Spanish ally of Chavismo José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the international stars of the so-called III World Forum on Human Rights, which has been taking place at the CCK since Monday, to recall the 40th anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina.

Pietragalla leads the clamor that Vice President Cristina Kirchner is the alleged victim of "lawfare"

at the international level.

For that matter, he did so before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

President Alberto Fernández will open this Monday the Forum also organized by UNESCO, which will take place at the CCK and where the main national speakers will be

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Estela de Carlotto and former prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, among others.

There will be parallel panels, among which criticism will be heard for the judicial cases against Cristina, who will attend this Tuesday, and will also receive the support of the so-called Puebla Group, in a twice-postponed meeting.

Thus, a new controversy surrounds the ultra-Kirchnerist official Pietragalla, who is openly a defender of the Castro-Chavista dictatorships of Nicolás Maduro, Miguel Díaz-Canel and Daniel Ortega, something that has provoked the repudiation of Argentine politicians and intellectuals and the Venezuelan diaspora

. .

Correa's participation in the forum comes just a week after the scandal broke out over the escape of his former minister convicted of corruption, María de los Ángeles Duarte, from the Argentine Embassy in Quito to escape to Caracas, which caused the mutual expulsion of ambassadors and strong accusations by the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, Juan Carlos Holguín, against the now ex-ambassador Gabriel Fuks, who in turn denies them.

Also invited to the forum was the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, one of the main allies of the three Latin American dictatorships, and who is in the eye of the storm for his attempts to destabilize Luis Arce himself, in his country -in the framework of a strong internal MAS- and also of the government of Dina Boluarte, in Peru.

Another of the international lecturers Rodríguez Zapatero exercises a kind of "para-diplomacy".

He travels to Caracas to support Maduro and promote alleged dialogues for the Venezuelan regime, which do not prosper and continue to consolidate him in power.

From Spain, former judge Baltasar Garzón Real, who was part of the defense team of Nicolás Maduro's front man, Álex Saab, has also been invited to try to prevent his extradition from Cape Verde to the United States, where he is now being held on trial for money laundering. money.

Also invited is the political scientist and leader of the Spanish party Podemos, Juan Carlos Monedero Fernández

, who is one of the main partners of Chavismo in Spain to the point that between 2005 and 2010 he worked for the Hugo Chávez regime as an advisor to the Ministry of Planning.

Other speakers defending the dictatorships of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua include former Colombian President Ernesto Samper Pizano;

the former Chilean deputy, Marco Enríquez-Ominami, who articulated the so-called Puebla Group, and whom the group came out to support for their cause of corruption.

That generated a protest from the government of Gabriel Boric before that of Alberto Fernández because he criticized the Chilean justice system.

The Argentine sociologist Atilio Alberto Borón, who is closely linked and in communication with Maduro, is also invited.

Repudiation of politicians and defenders of DD.HH.

From the Argentine Forum for Democracy in the Region (FADER) they assured that the event was "a valuable opportunity to speak - without bias or partisanship - about freedom, democracy and the defense of Human Rights in any part of the world where they are violated but, those who govern us today, have decided once again to appropriate human rights to promote their propaganda but avoiding talking about the three countries in the region where, right now, there are tortured political prisoners: Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua".

The members of FADER recalled that there is currently an investigation by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela, while in Nicaragua the Ortega and Murillo dictatorship attacks anyone who opposes it, including the Catholic Church;

and in Cuba there are more than 1,000 political prisoners, but none of this will be addressed in the forum.

For this reason, FADER condemned "the use of human rights to position messages that have nothing to do with their defense while deliberately ignoring the reality of the peoples who suffer the violation of their rights as a State policy, as occurred in the Argentina before the democratic restoration".

Along the same lines, the democracy activist Elisa Trota Gamus expressed that "seeing nefarious characters who have not only been accomplices but have also benefited economically and politically from these dictatorships accused of crimes against humanity is deeply regrettable and does not give space to analyze what has really happened and is happening in the region. The Argentine government has chosen to ignore these serious violations and pretend to ideologize human rights, staining the flags that we must defend after 40 years of democracy".

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