Tras varias conversaciones entre el Gobierno y Ecuador, finally Guillermo Lasso vendrá a la summit de la CELAC

Guillermo Lasso together with Alberto Fernández
Guillermo Lasso together with Alberto Fernández

Finally, after various conversations between officials of both countries, the president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lassoconfirmed that he will come to the next summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) que se realizará en Buenos Aires.

Si bien originally no estaba previsto que el mandatorio participari del encuentro regional por la tension que se generó a partir del pedido de asilo político en Argentina de María de los Ángeles Duarte Pesantesthe ex-minister of Rafael Correa condenada por corrupción, prefirió prioritizer la relación con el país y finalmente viajará.

Así se acordó después de varias conversaciones reservadas que mantuvén argentinos funcciones con sus pares ecuatorianos, que derivaron en la decisión de Lasso de asistir a la cumbre y, probabilidade, también podría producirse una bilateral con el presidente Alberto Fernández.

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Si eso ocurre, la situación de Duarte Pesantes, sentenciada a 8 años de prisión por hechos de corrupción, sería uno de los asuntos a tratar entre ambos. For the moment, the former minister is in the Argentine embassy in Quito since August 2020, trying to prove his direct involvement in the case Sobornos 2012-2016.

Lasso decided to prioritize the relationship with Argentina and leave the conflict for the former refugee functionary in the embassy (REUTERS/Luisa González)
Lasso decided to prioritize the relationship with Argentina and leave the conflict for the former refugee functionary in the embassy (REUTERS/Luisa González)

This judicial investigation revealed a plot of irregular financing of the Alianza País movement, the political coalition that led Correa and that tuvo como una de sus principales protagonistas a la entonces ministeri de Transporte y Obras Públicas.

Una asesora de Correa -called Pamela Martínez- llevaba un cuaderno de contabilidad que registraba los aportes illegales de empresas privadas al aparato político del ex presidente. Entre esas compañías se encontraba la constructora brasileña Odebrecht, que enfrente casos de corrupción en toda América Latina.

With the confirmation of Lasso, in addition, it was ratified that this will be the first time in the history of CELAC that the representatives of the 33 countries that are part of it will be represented by the heads of state, vices, prime ministers or chancellors, aunque todavía queda la incógnita respecto de qué hará el venezolano dictator, Nicolás Maduro.

The arrival in Argentina of the leader of the Chavista regime was very questionable by the local opposition, which even considered that his arrival should be “immediately detained for having committed crimes against humanity, as happened with Pinochet in London in 1998.” “.

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If he travels personally and does not mandate a representative of his, el presidente Alberto Fernández analyzes concederle a él also a bilateral meeting, como lo hará con el dictator cubano Miguel Díaz Canelwho will receive Wednesday in the Casa Rosada.

If Nicolás Maduro also comes to Argentina, President Alberto Fernández will grant a bilateral meeting (REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria)
If Nicolás Maduro also comes to Argentina, President Alberto Fernández will grant a bilateral meeting (REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Viloria)

Por el contrario, quienes está confirmed que no participarán de la cumbre de la CELAC siguen siendo los mandadarios de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador; in Nicaragua, Daniel Ortegaque por diferentes motivos se ausentarán y en su lugar vendrán representantes de esos países.

En el primer caso, Alberto Fernández maintains a tense relationship with López Obrador, luego de la elección del brasileño Ilan Goldfajn como nuevo titular del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) that was realized last Sunday in Washington.

Argentina had proposed a Cecilia Todesca como candidata para ese cargo y México, que en principio había descartado para el puesto a Alicia Bárcena, propuso para la competition a Gerardo Esquivel, quien apenas met el 6.8% de los votos.

After the first round of voting in the BID to name the successor of the American Mauricio Claver-Carone, en la siguiente, with the key support of the United States and also of Argentina (que se quedó with three important locations in the directory), se consagró ganador a Goldfajn.

En lo que respecta a Brasil, su flamante presidente, Lula da Silvahe communicated in the last days with Alberto Fernández, with whom he also maintains a friendly personal relationship, and he ratified that he will participate in the summit, despite the political crisis that was caused by the disturbances registered at the beginning of the year in the seats los tres poderes del Estado de ese país.

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