“The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, wants to influence the elections in Mexico by attacking his foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard. Alberto Fernandez’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Felipe Sola, wrote that it not only shows his inability to achieve consensus among member states, but also shows great institutional irresponsibility. on his Twitter account.
The Argentine’s letter was an expression of support for his Mexican counterpart, who asserts that Almagro’s letter is “the worst OAS administration in history.”
Sola also directly accused the secretary of the regional body of trying to influence the midterm elections, which will take place tomorrow in Mexico.
Despite Sulla’s defense, The dispute between Abrad and Almagro began with the controversial statement of the Mexican last FridayDuring the usual morning conference of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, He stated that Almagro repeatedly acted without consulting the states. “He works as a freelancer, and he presumably does not need to consult them. I have taken very questionable actions like the case of Bolivia, they were shameful, they practically facilitated a coup. Mexico’s opinion is that it is one of the worst efforts in history.”
After the Mexican’s statements, the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States said he was surprised by the attacks. “I am a kind person, for my part, I wish him not to unravel any further work he has done as Head of Government of Mexico City. Without prejudice to my solidarity with the victims of the metro line,” said the Uruguayan.
Thus Almagro indicated the collapse of a section of Line 12 of the metro’s mass transit system, on May 3. Also known as the “Golden Line” was the remarkable opus of Ebrard’s six-year term, construction of which began in July 2008 and opened on October 30, 2012.
Almagro also noted that the foreign minister’s views are not new since Mexico opposed his re-election as head of the commission.. This was the campaign slogan he used to try to avoid being re-elected, and, as we have seen, it was overtaken by facts. It is a defeated slogan so it is not affected. This morning I received two notes congratulating us on the administration we have undertaken during our six years of the Organization of American States. “I keep those items,” he added.
Ibrad’s accusations against Almagro occur in the context of the violent Mexican electoral context. Tomorrow the country will hold the largest elections in its history with the disputed House of Representatives, as well as the main governments of President Lopez Obrador’s project. In addition to attacks on candidates –And that even includes murdersDiscussing the president’s supposed interference in the electoral process.
As in all elections in the region, members of the Organization of American States are already in the country as “accredited foreign visitors” to oversee the elections, Which may have raised the defensive position of the Mexican authorities.
Sola’s comments against Almagro are also not the first. In addition to vigorously defending the alliance that Argentina has maintained with the Mexican government since Fernandez won the elections in 2019 – in fact, Al-Biruni visited Mexico even before taking office – the foreign minister asserts that the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States was instrumental in the resignation of Evo Morales. of the Bolivian presidency.
As he has declared on several occasions, for the Argentine government, it was not the electoral fraud of 2019 that removed Morales from power, but a coup d’état. “What happened in Bolivia would not have been possible without the approval of the Organization of American States. Your role is to report visits, not sponsor them“, Sola was charged on November 10 last year, the day after Evo Morales Who has spent nearly a year as a refugee in ArgentinaReturning to his country with the President of the Republic Fernandez.