It is well known that the Chilean abandoned the virtues Eduardo Frei Montalva was wrong when he initially supported Pinochet’s coup against Salvador Allende (who considered Pinochet his most “loyal” general), who thought that the coup d’état (which he supported below) would last only a short time and that the political crisis would soon be resolved in their favor. Not so (there are loyalists like General Schneider). Chile is immersed in a bloody dictatorship, which lasted for decades and whose consequences (including its constitution full of padlocks designed to override the democracy of Jaime Guzmán, often confused with Juan Guzmán Tapia, the only judge – Catholic – who prosecuted Pinochet and no. even mentioned by Boric) still stands.
Not so different as the mistake made by the so-called Peruvian “caviar left”, led by Verónica Mendoza, a friend of Boric (the main support of Dina Boluarte in the region, despite the fact that Boric from the student in Chile.The movement and the Boluarte dictatorship suppressed and gassed the same students in San Marcos). At first, Mendoza supported the coup against Castillo (a mountain man with no “experience”), who defeated him in the 2021 elections, but also with votes (he had to wait more than a month to be recognized his victory, challenged by the Fujimorism of his voters in Puno, Juliaca, Ayacucho and Cusco who said that “Indians do not know how to vote”, probably thought that the political crisis would be resolved (as Frei thought in Chile several decades ago) in their favor. But it is not like that. And now Peru is immersed in a political and social crisis rarely seen since the restoration of democracy. This crisis is aggravated by the lack of clarity (about legal nullity of the vacancy against Castillo) in Latin American progressivism, divided into two (Evo, Petro, Amlo, Xiomara, Arce, but also Lacalle Pou, Alberto and even Piñeria; one side, Lula and Boric, on the other ).Part of progressivism replaced the less innocent confusion caused by Mendoza, who was not clear from the beginning about the illegality of the vacancy against Castillo, even if he was authorized or not to dissolve the parliament. There are mechanisms provided by the constitution for these cases and they are not respected.
The rule of law was dismantled, the criminal law of the enemy was restored, dissent was persecuted and silenced, to fight “urban terrorism” any prisoner was dressed in red, the National Board of Justice was invaded, as criticized by the former prosecutor of the Nation Zoira Avalos, the critical press is censored, students are censored, congress approves regulations in favor of illegal mining. The OAS and UN reports were challenged.
By putting his own personal interests first in a critical moment, such as an illegal removal of a president, Mendoza influenced many people’s misunderstanding of politics and law in Latin America. This misstep has consequences. Its first ambiguity created confusion in most of the Latin American left (Ecuador, Brazil, Chile) about (and underestimated) the seriousness of the mechanisms used to remove Castillo. The vacancy against Castillo is null, (whether we like Castillo or not, they are an independent issue, it is not about justifying one thing with another, discussing if he was ready to govern does not entitle him to remove in any way, violation of constitutional procedures) because his vacancy was enforced, violating the constitution and regulations of the Peruvian Congress. This is an illegal vacancy. And it was not initially said by the left. The caviar left (a term that originated in France, where Mendoza studied) preferred to look the other way, because they thought that by dropping Castillo (because he is an Indian, a mountain man, he is not “willing”, because “he can’t”, etc., a teacher from Cajamarca), complicit in his downfall, the crisis will be resolved in their favor in a short time. But not like that. Today Peru has 75 killed, a government without legitimacy and an atomized opposition, because the left does not know how to position itself clearly from the first moment, against -cousin of Boluarte and his ministers allied with Fujimorism, who sat after an unconstitutional. vacancy and a murderous repression. On the day of Castillo’s illegal expulsion, the Argentine left (del Caño) came out to put up posters in UBA faculties that said “solidarity with French workers.” There is no word about the illegality of the dismissal against Castillo. Nothing. The white left cannot be complicit in such outrage. (Evo, who is not white or caviar, who understands racism, supports Castillo) Milei (like Boric) supports Boluarte.
Verónica Mendoza has met Boric three times. Boric met Dina Boluarte three times, whom he hugged in every photo. We are starring in a historic role of progressivism in Latin America. They did not see that there was a coup d’état. Even the Democratic Party of the United States expressed concern, in a letter signed by 16 legislators, at the request of Alexandra Cortes, about the violation of human rights in Peru.
Jorge Cholvis (who dedicated himself to thinking about debt and sovereignty) was a young coach when he traveled to Chile for Arturo Sampay, who was an adult; Eric Calcagno was waiting for him in Santiago. Cholvis traveled to collaborate on Allende’s constitutional reform. An article similar to art. 40 of the 1949 constitution (lost in our country by a military faction, a detail of the institution that is almost a footnote in the manuals of Bidart Campos, so that the Duhalde “the good” is disturbed that the old building of the Secretary of Human Rights , on 25 de Mayo Street, will be called Bidart Campos and not Arturo Sampay), in natural resources. They may seem like far-fetched stories, but they are decisive in regaining the unity of our jurisprudence in a common cause. Latin American. Castillo’s vacancy is null and void, as it was implemented in violation of Peru’s constitution. Progressivism cannot see it any other way. It has to be said.
It is strange that Boric supports Boluarte. Milei (and Vox) did it too.
In Peru, as in Chile during the Vicariate of Solidarity, the only consistent and serious opposition to the institution was that supported by the Catholic Church.
Milei says the Pope supports the bloody dictatorship. But in Peru the blood that flows is Milei’s justification. There were 75 killed in Peru. And no one went to jail. Boric’s embrace of Boluarte is bad progressivism.