Argentine President Proposes Leftist Alliance with Mexico, Brazil

Argentine President Alberto Fernández. Photo: Google


In a letter made publish by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on Sunday, March 13, Argentine President Alberto Fernández, a diehard populist who has backed López Obrador’s leftist policies, proposed the creation of a regional socialist alliance between Mexico, Argentina and Brazil to combat capitalism.

In the letter, dated March 9, Fernández proposed the creation of an axis between both countries and Brazil, in the event that fellow leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is elected as president in October.

Lula de Silva, who visited AMLO earlier this month and who governed the country between 2003 and 2010, is running after having been released from prison on alleged corruption charges. He is expected to win in the election.

“I have seen that you have been with my dear friend Lula. He is a great person and the greatest leader that South America has had and has,” Fernández’s letter read.

“If he wins, it would do a great good to the long-suffering Brazilian people. But, in addition, I imagine that it would allow us to strengthen the MBA (Mexico, Brazil and Argentina), an axis around which the politics of the region could be walked in pursuit of a better democratic quality and above all in a fairer distribution of income. We must never forget that we live in the most unequal continent in the world.”

>Fernández went on to say that the three countries “must join efforts to change this outrageous reality.”

“I also believe that those of us who firmly believe that the only ones to whom we owe loyalty are those who have been trapped in the cone of marginalization and poverty, should come forward,” the letter continued.

“If capitalism continues to limit the number of consumers impoverishing societies, one day we will witness its own suicide undaunted. So much immorality cannot go unpunished.”

Fernández likewise thanked López Obrador for his support in the midst of the economic crisis and indebtedness that Argentina is facing, adding that his government had obtained a positive response from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which avoided “the typical adjustment plans with which the neoliberals intend to solve economic imbalances.”

“I naively believed that the pain caused by the pandemic, with so much illness and so much death, would make us review the global injustice in which we live,” Fernández said.

“I thought that capitalism would review itself and be encouraged to recover the social ethics that it sullied by the greed of the powerful. I was wrong.”

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