China’s projection as a world power in the region is not only economic and geopolitical. It is also beginning to be so in the political and ideological dimension, in terms of what is called “soft power” and the battles for cultural hegemony.
Cuando el principio de “no intervención” se esgrime para sustraerse de los compromisos regionales, hemisféricos e internacionales en materia de Derechos Humanos y defensa de la democracia, no se protege a las sociedades sino a regímenes y gobernantes que las lesionan.
The cross of ideas between Fernández and Lacalle Pou (“freeing oneself from the corset” vs. “getting off the boat”), minor and anecdotal, will nevertheless be recorded as an episode that reflects the existing differences and their implications: an eventual fork in the road between the countries of the Southern Cone.
Carlos Menem’s presidency was the longest in Argentine history, covering the entire decade of the 1990s, when the world emerged from the Cold War and Latin American countries faced the challenge of inserting themselves into globalization.
The political crisis in the Andean country shows that there are no longer “saviors of the Fatherland” who have risen to power through coups d’état. Peru is being rescued from literature, culture and the handful of non-encumbered politicians. It seems that they have found the right figure, an interim president whom they call “Don Quixote”.
The American people are what they saw during this week: the multi-colored mirrors splintered from a kaleidoscope that keeps spinning, making it extremely difficult to “reduce to unity” that means electing a president.
So much has been written and said about October 17, 1945 in Argentina as a founding myth, a historical hinge and watershed, an iconic date that is identified with the birth of Peronism. A living component of the historical-political narrative that began 75 years ago and endures to this day.