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What is Latin America for?


What are a former Spanish president and a former Spanish judge convicted of prevarication doing giving justice lessons in Argentina? It must be good colonialism

Latin America is good for the same as everything else: it is ammunition in the sectarian war.

If he had been the current president of the Government, Alberto Núñez Feijóo would have attended the Ibero-American Summit in Santo Domingo and would have been with autocrats.

They are perks of the trade: editors have to deal with poets.

As Ignacio Varela has written, it was a mistake to contrast the event held by the PP in Madrid this weekend with the Summit, and this is not counting the grotesque spectacle of the evangelist preacher Yadira Maestre, whose speech is strident in a secular political culture, although the rigor of his reasoning is not far from that of those poured out by the Secretary of State for Equality.

Of course, it is a discursive, entertainment operation.

The relationship between Spain and Latin America is central and produces many more things: among them an intense economic and cultural exchange, and an immigration that brings diversity and wealth to our country.

But Spanish policy towards Latin America has been erratic in recent times and there does not seem to be a clear project, something that the governments of Felipe González and José María Aznar did have, regardless of the opinion that those projects deserve.

At the same time there is a round trip: Carlos Granés, author of the overwhelming

American Delirium

, has written about the Latin American influence on leaders of the

new politics

and the subcontinent can be a source of activity, relevance or income for retired politicians.

Some interventions are valuable, such as those of Felipe González in Venezuela;

others are shameful, like those of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in Mexico, Venezuela or Argentina.

Last week Zapatero went to Buenos Aires to attend an act in support of Cristina Kirchner, sentenced to six years in prison and disqualified for life.

In the event,

popular will and democracy.

From the military party to the judicial party,

They were members of the Puebla Group such as Evo Morales or Rafael Correa.

The excuse for this “Kirchnerist rally”, Federico Rivas Molina has written, was “the presentation of a book coordinated by former judge Baltasar Garzón that harshly criticizes the legal case against Kirchner, whom they consider to be a victim of lawfare


What are a former Spanish president and a former Spanish judge convicted of prevarication doing giving justice lessons in Argentina?

It must be good colonialism.


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Source: elparis

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