Former Uruguayan president José “Pepe” Mujica talks exclusively with Lautaro Maslin for Fuera de Agenda in C5N, about current events, the figure of the vice president, the arrival of “Loco” Bielsa to the sky-blue team and Power surge- Wing figures like Xavier Miley.
The former president said that we are going through a global era of change, which is accompanied by several important factors, such as the “gradual loss of power of the nation state” and the appearance of “magical solutions”. He said, “They call it freedom to guarantee the exploitation of man by man without any kind of restriction or regulation.”
When asked about the possibility of Javier Mille’s presidency, the former Uruguayan president said he did not know what the Argentine people were going to say, but insisted not to believe in these “magical solutions”. Furthermore, he defined the liberal dream as “a great dream of humanity” that does not deserve to be outraged in the way it is being outraged. “People tend to vote against whatever it is, without being clear about what they are voting for,” he said.
Meanwhile, he compared the current advance of the extreme right with what happened in Europe in the 1930s, when “a nation as important as Germany ate the poetry of Nazism and it was what it was.” “We have already seen this movie in human history,” he remarked.
Mujica, on the other hand, indicated that he had “no idea” about the decisions Vice President Christina Kirchner was going to make regarding being a candidate in the next election, but added that “whatever she does or not In addition, he said that “it shows that they are squeezing him and they are throwing away all responsibility” in reference to the Frente de Todos because “they see him as a lifeline”. see as.” At the same time, he commented that “he also has character and his talent and his sense of responsibility.”
On the economic side, the former president referred to the importance of lithium exploitation, arguing that “there is nobody in the world that has that reserve” and “please” asked that the rulers of the “right, left, center” come together. to rescue him. In this sense, he insisted that “any government that comes in” should be understanding and have a common policy with neighboring countries.
Mujica expressed his confidence in Argentina’s future and assured that “Argentinians go on” although he indicated that he did not know what the price would be. “He leaves because his strength and his misfortune is the abundance of natural resources,” he said.
Meanwhile, he noted that “Argentina doesn’t trust its currency at all” so “it’s very difficult to operate this way.” For this reason, he considered it important to be able to “fix” that trust, which is not a current problem, but conditioned by history and pointed to it as a challenge to the country’s future. “Don’t believe that dollarization machine because it was tested in Ecuador and we have already seen what happened,” he recalled.