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Milei's ghost lingers over convention of rightwing leaders in BA

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Bullrich said Milei would not last long in office if he wins this year's elections Bullrich said Milei would not last long in office if he wins this year's elections

The Libertad y Democracia Group of center-rightwing leaders gathered in Buenos Aires Friday to express its support to opposition candidate Patricia Bullrich of Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) of former President Mauricio Macri, who co-chaired the event “The ideas of freedom in the politics of the future” with Chile's Sebastián Piñera.

Asked why Milei was not present, being a libertarian in an event for freedom, Macri replied: “I understand that Milei's people were invited.”

“Javier Milei calls himself a libertarian and I firmly believe in freedom. The forces of freedom, which are currently asphyxiated, restricted, and restrained in the continent, must be freed to allow imagination and creativity to flourish, fundamental elements that drive innovation and entrepreneurship,” Piñera also said.

“But I have many disagreements with Milei. He has some ideas that in the light of Argentina's history must be seriously considered, which is to make Argentina a freer society,” the former Chilean head of state added.

In her speech, Bullrich did not mention Milei but hinted that should the Libertarian Congressman reach Casa Rosada he would not last long on the job. ”This is the historic step, it is the moment, it is the final battle against a Kirchnerism that is weakened, and this final battle when we are disembarking in Normandy we are not going to run so that a new group, which has the right, but will not have the back, the courage, the temperament, the strength and the decision to say enough, never again, they will prevent us from governing, try to reach the Government, because if this is so, this power (Kirchnerism) returns quickly,” Bullrich also said.

Also attending the gathering were present and past heads of state or government such as Iván Duque and Andrés Pastrana (Colombia), Guillermo Lasso (Ecuador), Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox (Mexico), José María Aznar and Mariano Rajoy (Spain), Juan Guaidó (Venezuela), Mario Abdo Benítez (Paraguay), and Rafael Ángel Calderón (Costa Rica) as well as other political leaders, namely María Corina Machado (Venezuela); Xóchitl Gálvez (Mexico), Álvaro Delgado (Uruguay), and Brazil's Ronaldo Caiado, governor of the State of Goiás, and Senator and former Judge Sergio Moro. Bolivia's former President Janine Áñez, who is incarcerated in her country, was represented by her daughter Carolina Ribera.

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  • Chicureo


    I'm personally confused as there is a lot of mixed opinions regarding Milei.

    To quote from the press:

    “The Nobel-prize winning economist Simon Kuznets once analyzed the world's economies this way — he said there are four kinds of countries: developed, underdeveloped, Japan... and Argentina.

    If you want to understand what happens when inflation really goes off the rails, go to Argentina. Annual inflation there, over the past year, was 124 percent. Argentina's currency, the peso, is collapsing, its poverty rate is above 40 percent, and the country may be on the verge of electing a far right Libertarian president who promises to replace the peso with the dollar. Even in a country that is already deeply familiar with economic chaos, this is dramatic.”

    Time will tell...

    ¡Saludos de Panquehue!

    Sep 24th, 2023 - 10:36 pm +1
  • Pugol-H

    Argy governments seem not to cares about a little economic collapse here and there, it's recovering the S. Atlantic that is important.

    That will solve all their problems.

    Well, at least then they wouldn’t have to watch in despair, the economic boom in the S. Atlantic, while they are sinking ever deeper into an economic mire.

    Sep 25th, 2023 - 12:46 pm 0
  • Chicureo


    Perhaps Milei can ensure Dollarization of my Argentine neighbors...

    I personally hope they do not sink ever deeper into an economic mire...

    * * *

    Things personally have radically changed today, as Madame and our oldest daughter leave tonight for Cleveland Ohio.

    I'm back to La Dehesa (Santiago) to help organize for the coming week...

    ... Madame's suggested idea is to return to Valle Nevado...

    ¡Saludos de La Dehesa!

    Sep 25th, 2023 - 06:50 pm 0
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