ARGENTINA’S ELECTIONS, TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A BAD GOVERNMENT AND ORGANIZED CRIME

Political conditions, the economic situation, and corruption are -amongst others- the features that have driven the Argentinean people to a very delicate situation in which the cross-roads would seem to be to choose between reelecting a bad government or to return to an organized crime’s regime. To cover Cristina up with all the corruption structure resulting from the Kirchner’s twelve years of government would integrate Alberto Fernandez into the organized crime’s system of that period. Mauricio Macri is paying the price for not having acted decisively against corruption and for his gradual method of confronting the crisis left behind by the Kirchner’s that now already appears to be his own creation, the price of a bad government.  Alberto Fernandez gives all indications of belonging to the Organized Crime that since a long time ago his candidate to the Vice-Presidency is a member of.
Carlos Sánchez Berzaín

ARGENTINA’S ELECTIONS, TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A BAD GOVERNMENT AND ORGANIZED CRIME

Carlos Sánchez Berzain*

The general elections of this upcoming 27th of October in Argentina, after Mauricio Macri’s defeat in the primary elections, are highlighted by the possible return of Kirchnerism to the government with Alberto Fernandez as President and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as Vice President.  Political conditions, the economic situation, and corruption are -amongst others- the features that have driven the Argentinean people to a very delicate situation in which the cross-roads would seem to be to choose between reelecting a bad government or to return to an organized crime’s regime.
Placing Alberto Fernandez as a candidate to the presidency and remaining in the Vice-Presidential candidacy is considered by some analysts as a masterful electoral play because it killed Macri’s strategy of preserving Cristina as a candidate to the presidency in order to easily defeat her.  The situation, however, does not leave us any doubt that Cristina is the head, who from the Vice Presidency would be one step away to the presidency, that she would easily take due to a resignation or any other form of Alberto Fernandez’s disqualification.
If Alberto Fernandez makes it to Argentina’s presidency with Cristina Kirchner as Vice-President, there is the possibility of him serving through his presidential term, but there is also the possibility of him resigning or leaving the position so that Cristina may “legally” take the presidency even if Argentina had not voted for her to be a president.  Hector Campora’s history and his role to enable Juan Domingo Peron to return to the presidency is an interesting precedent to consider.
As far as corruption goes, if Alberto Fernandez would serve out all of his presidential term, he would have only two options that are; to send his Vice-President to jail, or cover her up.  To abide by the decisions of the judicial and not protect his Vice-President would be the right thing to do and that would place him in a situation similar to that of Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno, who is now considered a traitor to the Castro Chavism system and is under all sorts of threats and destabilizing actions that in Alberto’s case could lead to his forced departure from the government.  To cover Cristina up with all the corruption structure resulting from the Kirchner’s twelve years of government would integrate Alberto Fernandez into the organized crime’s system of that period.
But before anything may happen if Alberto Fernandez wins the elections in Argentina, currently there is concrete data that identify him as a possible front man, a figure head  for Cristina, he is often described as the Russian “matryoshka, mamushka or babushka” doll, in other words a “doll in whose interior there is one other doll”.  It is the growing suspicion that Alberto may be “a person who supplants another in a fraudulent business in such a way that in spite of the supplanting, the person covered up continues benefitting from the fraud”.  The terrible thing is that in this case, the fraudulent business is the taking of Argentina’s presidency.
Alberto Fernandez’s transparency and honesty are questioned by the nature of his candidate to the Vice-Presidency who is accused, has been prosecuted, and who -legally- should be serving time in jail if it had not been for the immunity as a Senator that she hides behind.  The popular cliché “tell me who you walk with and I will tell you who you are” resonates because in the simplest of the cases, the Vice-President’s function would be useful for Cristina to maintain her immunity, without taking into account the political power to manipulate the judicial power, as they notoriously did during the Kirchner government.
Internationally, Alberto Fernandez has offered up proof of his alignment with the organized crime that has taken over politics in the Americas, stating that “Venezuela is not a dictatorship”, clearly aligning himself -by making kirchnerism’s position as his own- with the “CastroChavism” system of Transnational Organized Crime’s dictatorships directed by Cuba and that now controls Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua.  The K candidate just visited and praised Evo Morales expressing that “Bolivia is a model, I have great admiration for” forgetting that Argentina has had to reinforce its borders because it is -amongst other things- flooded with cocaine produced by his praised neighbor Morales who has turned Bolivia into a narco-state.
Mauricio Macri is paying the price for not having acted decisively against corruption and for his gradual method of confronting the crisis left behind by the Kirchner’s that now already appears to be his own creation, the price of a bad government.  Alberto Fernandez gives all indications of belonging to the Organized Crime that since a long time ago his candidate to the Vice-Presidency is a member of.

*Attorney & Political Scientist.  Director of the Interamerican Institute for Democracy.

Published by Diariolasamericas.com  Sunday September 22nd, 2019

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Translated from Spanish by; Edgar L. Terrazas, member of the American Translators’ Association, ATA # 234680.