President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assured that he spoke with his counterpart from Argentina, Alberto Fernandezon the presidency of the IDB, but ruled out any distance and difference with the Argentine president.
“Alberto Fernández is my friend, we are colleagues and friends, I was invited because the meeting of the Pacific alliancewe were looking at the IDB, but that does not mean any distancing”:
In a press conference, President López Obrador stressed that President Fernández is a good person.
According to the Argentine press, Fernández canceled his trip to Mexico “annoyed” with his Mexican counterpart, due to the dispute over the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which was won by the Brazilian economist Ilan Goldfajnbacked by the United States.
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The result ended the aspirations of Cecilia Todesca, a candidate promoted by Argentina, who in the end supported the candidacy of Brazil.
The president of Mexico He commented that Fernández asked him for his support for Todesca, but our country had its candidate, Gerardo Esquivel.
However, he said “at the bottom of the matter is that we find it unacceptable to continue with the same policy of dominance of the interests of the United States in America, since the candidate supported by that country won.
“Argentina is a brother town and Alberto is a people very close to us if that is going to help them, go ahead and hopefully they comply. I have already become very skeptical, but I could be wrong, what if the first action of the IDB, to cover my mouth, is to support Argentina”, assured the president.
With information from Manuel Espino and Pedro Villa
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