07-10-2021 Latin American Weekly Report
Castillo steps out from Cerrón’s shadow
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández paid an official visit to Mexico between 22 and 24 February, amid suggestions that he and his host, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, feel the time is ripe to strike up a more strategic partnership.
Both Presidents Fernández and López Obrador consider themselves to be leftists in a continent which, in recent years, has swung somewhat abruptly to the right. After Fernández won the 2019 elections in Argentina, his first trip as president-elect was not to Brazil (the traditional port of call) but rather to Mexico, where he proposed the creation of a strategic axis. By all accounts, López Obrador’s response fell well short of outright enthusiasm.
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