In his reappearance on the public scene after months of silence, The ex-president Mauricio Macri criticized the Government when affirming that it has “tried to advance on freedoms“while stressing that there was” an active and strong reaction from society, which has mobilized to express itself against these abuses and advances. “
Macri further warned that within the framework of the pandemic “the freedom of expression, the operation of the Justice or the private property cannot be affected”, to allude to governments that did it, among them the one of Alberto Fernández, in your opinion.
Interviewed by Álvaro Vargas Llosa in an online conference for a Chilean site. under the title “The other view of Latin America“The former president gave his first interview since leaving the Casa Rosada and spoke about the pandemic, the internal one in the PRO, criticism of the Government, Venezuela, the United States and China, among other issues.
Macri’s top 10 definitions in his public comeback:
- Populism. “In some countries we have had governments that saw that pandemic It is a good opportunity to advance in soft authoritarianism, which can become dictatorships like that of Venezuela. I see populism weaken. Hand in hand with the revolution in technologies and communications, it has become empowered. Here we have unfortunately seen a government that has tried in the pandemic to advance on freedoms, freedom of expression, operation of justice, independence of powers, private property. But it has generated an active and strong reaction from society, which has mobilized to express itself against these abuses and advances. “
- His political future. “My first task is to strengthen the unity of Together for Change so that the space grows from the volume of its leaders. I will continue to try to help talents grow and we have many leaders to defend flags such as freedom and transparency. “
- Pandemic. “It led us to a place of fear and panic. This leads to urgent and hasty decisions, which in the end end up showing stupid decisions. You do not have to be carried away by fear to make decisions, but by data. The world launched itself into take action that he then had to start correcting on the fly. There was a lack of global coordination and leadership. “
Health or economy. “When death comes into play, fear and panic builds. 99% of the time someone approaches us with something supposedly dramatic, it is neither dramatic nor urgent. You have to deal with the data, not fear There has to be a balance between health prevention and people’s mental, physical and occupational health“.
Post-pandemic economy. “The countries where they have strong structures, a capitalist system that works is going to have a very fast recovery, like the US, in a V. In countries that have problems it will be more similar to a long L. In countries with more weaknesses it has than being more careful with balance. “
U.S. “In the coming months we are going to see that the US is going to be closed more in itself by the electoral process, focused on its internal politics. I do not think that there is a decline of the US as a global leader, it continues to be a very important leader in technology with a strong currency. The world needs the balancing role, hopefully that will return. “
China. “The temptation is always that efficient authoritarianism becomes more agile. It is always a temptation to move away from. China is a reality, it is very important for the region and it is a world leader. The balance between the US and China is still It has not been found. In the future, China will approach the liberal democracies that we have. “
Venezuela. “When it was Chávez I said it was a dictatorship and that it was not going to be easy to solve. Time unfortunately proved me right. This reinforces the importance of having an active, courageous, united society that reacts to the first attempts to reduce our freedoms. Venezuela did not arrive at that place overnight. He was giving in, thinking that he could live with a few freedoms less. You cannot live with any less freedom. We must continue to maintain the pressure until a decision arises within the Venezuelan Army to end this process of destruction, generation of poverty and persecution. Unfortunately, my country is withdrawing from the positions of increasing the level of sanctions and claims against Venezuela. It hurts but it is the reality with the new Government. Argentines have welcomed Venezuelans with open arms, but in other places this is not the case. In any case, it is impossible to sustain this situation for a long time, this must be resolved with Venezuela recovering freedom. “
The world after Covid. “There are things that are going to advance, such as e-commerce, home office, some homeschooling, but children have to keep going to school and socialize. There are things that are going to change, but others are not because the human being wants to relate, to be in contact, know, want to be part of something interactive exchange. That goes hand in hand with freedom and against authoritarianism who want to impose only a vision of things. I am very optimistic for the future. Beyond that in the in the short term we are going to live very difficult situations “.
- Information. “In the world we had before Covid, it was already politically unstable. The revolution of expectations, today a person receives in 30 days all the information that 30 years ago he received in a lifetime This is the first pandemic that coexists with the technological revolution, with WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram. We have never been so informed and yet so confused. Networks allow the radicalization of debates. “
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