MADRID, 21 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, attacked the far-right Javier Milei this Monday, after he won the second round of the Argentine elections, making him president of Argentina as of December 10.
"As already predicted by the polls, the neo-Nazi extreme right won in Argentina. It is an extreme right that comes with a colonial project for Argentina, but that intends to lead a colonial project for all of Latin America and the Caribbean," he declared.
Although he has asserted during his television program Con Maduro that Caracas respects the vote of the Argentine people, he has stressed that they are not going to remain silent and from Venezuela they will "always" "tell the truth." "We simply call for reflection on the emergence of extreme right-wing centers," he added.
"The arrival of a right-wing extremist with a colonial project, kneeling to North American imperialism, who seeks to end the State, with social rights, is a tremendous threat," he remarked, while comparing him to the former dictator of Chile, Augusto Pinochet, or Argentina, Jorge Rafael Videla.
Thus, he has asked to have history as a reference to avoid what was the "imposition of a State model in which social rights were denied and a repressive paramilitary and parapolice State was implemented."
The triumph of Javier Milei in Argentina has created a wave of expectation among the extreme right, whose proposals, at least on the American continent, have been relegated in recent years by candidacies on the left, achieving milestones such as the first progressive government in Colombia , the possibility of the same thing happening in Guatemala, or the recovery of places like those in Brazil or Chile.
In Venezuela, where elections are scheduled for 2024, María Corina Machado, chosen by the opposition to try to remove Chavismo from Miraflores despite dragging a fifteen-year disqualification that leaves her future in the air, has celebrated that Milei's victory is a "fight for change" and playing with the name of the coalition has emphasized that "freedom advances in Latin America."