Mexico’s president asks G20 to help Argentina with crisis

Mexico City, Sep 8 (EFE).- Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent Friday a message to the G20, which is meeting this weekend in India, to help Argentina with its economic crisis.

“I know that Alberto Fernández, president of Argentina, is going, and I wish him the best and that he continues to make his efforts so that everyone participates and helps Argentina, especially the G20 and those co-responsible for the Argentine crisis, those of the International Monetary Fund,” said the president at his daily press conference.

Raquel Buenrostro, the Secretary of Economy, will represent Mexico at the summit since López Obrador and the Foreign Minister, Alicia Bárcena, begin a tour of Colombia and Chile this Friday.

The meeting of the Group of 20 will be marked by the economic impacts and divisions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as the needs of the global south, a point pushed by India, the host.

López Obrador said that the meeting should come to the conclusion that International Monetary Fund officials “should support Argentina’s economy, the people of Argentina” because they over-lent money to support the failed re-election of Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) as president.

“They were the ones who caused the over-indebtedness for political reasons. I am not inventing anything. They received instructions from above to give Macri money beyond Argentina’s payment capacity because they bet that Macri would be re-elected,” he said.

After Macri’s defeat, the Mexican ruler asserted that “instead of supporting Alberto to seek a restructuring that would allow Argentina to move forward in the medium and long term, they did nothing.”

López Obrador has never been to a G20 summit in his almost five years in office, in which he has only traveled four times to the United States, once to Central America and now to South America.

His absence occurs despite his admiration for the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, of whom he always points out that he appears in first place in the survey conducted by the U. Morning Consult on the best-evaluated presidents in the world, in which López Obrador is in second place.

“Modi is extraordinary. He is the best-rated prime minister in the world. You know I always send him the message that he beats me. I am in second place,” he commented.

“He is a giant. He is a good ruler,” he added. EFE


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