U.S., Lima Group, Must Reach Out to Winners of Argentina’s Primary Elections

In the primary elections in Argentina, the government party lost by a relatively large margin of 15%. According to Argentina’s law, anybody can vote in the primaries as long as he/she votes one time. There is no need for party registration or affiliation. Macri’s chances are not impossible, but he has to work hard to convince voters to vote for him. But perhaps more important, it was Alberto Fernandez’ ability to unify a Peronist movement that set the path to victory. Kirchner is part of the economic problem that Macri needed to confront. The question is if Fernandez will continue Macri’s position towards Venezuela. Will Fernandez reverse his position towards the pro-Maduro left-wing camp or will he be a different type leader? What will happen is uncertain. However, it is important to be ready for the worst-case scenario. Therefore, it is important for the United States and the Lima Group to begin to reach to Mr. Fernandez to make sure that Argentina stays among those who demand freedom, human rights and regime change in Venezuela and those who remain committed to democracy and human rights in the continent.

TO VOTE FOR FUNCTIONAL OPPOSITION’S CANDIDATES IN A VOTE-CATCHING DICTATORSHIP IS TO VOTE FOR THE DICTATOR

Americas’ Transnational Organized Crime’s dictatorships are “vote-catching dictatorships”. They hold elections in which people vote but do not elect, taking the people to a situation in which by voting for the functional opposition’s candidates, they vote for the permanence of the dictator. In a vote catching dictatorship what is contested with the regime is not the legality but the legitimacy. The dictatorial legality is totally built, controlled, and manipulated by the regime that legislates. Legitimacy is that which is “legal, fair, genuinely truthful, and truthful in any line”, that which is allowed according to justice and reasoning.

Alberto Fernández todavía no garantiza la continuidad de la política exterior con respecto a Venezuela

Fernández deberá decidir de qué lado quiere que la Argentina se ubique. Por un lado, él se distanció del gobierno de Maduro llamándolo “dictadura”. Pero por otro lado, fue endorsado por el Foro de San Pablo en su última cumbre. Fernández también apoyó la liberación de Luiz Inácio “Lula” Da Silva. Visitó al ex presidente brasileño en prisión, denunció su encarcelamiento como una injusticia. ¿Será Fernández un líder comprometido con la democracia o revertiría su posición hacia el campo de izquierdas pro-Maduro?. Fernández quizá no sea Kirchner, pero su actitud no garantiza todavía que vaya a tomar una ruta distinta. Es importante que los Estados Unidos y el Grupo de Lima comiencen a comunicarse con él para asegurarse que Argentina permanezca entre aquellos que exigen libertad, derechos humanos y un cambio de régimen en Venezuela, y aquellos que siguen comprometidos con la democracia y los derechos humanos en el continente.