Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro yesterday gave his assessment of the outcome of the presidential elections in Argentina, which were won by the libertarian Javier Millay, reported France Press.
“In Argentina, the neo-Nazi extreme right won (. . .) We say to the Argentines: you made your choice, but we will not remain silent, as the coming to power of a right-wing extremist with a colonial project is a terrible threat,” Maduro said on Venezuelan state television .
The Venezuelan president, who is known for his anti-American rhetoric, said Millay was a man who had fallen “on his knees before North American imperialism”.
Maduro accused the newly elected Argentine president of intending to continue the tradition of dictatorships established in the 1970s in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
“He wants to impose on the continent the ultra-neoliberal project, which they call liberal, which was established in the 1970s with the coups d’etat of (Augusto) Pinochet in Chile and of (Jorge) Videla in Argentina, as well as the coup d’état in Uruguay,” Maduro pointed out.
“We respect the decision of the Argentine people and simply call for reflection on the emergence of far-right foci that aim to impose themselves in order to recolonize Latin America and impose extremist models. In Venezuela, this did not work,” said the Venezuelan president. .