Alberto Fernandez returns Argentina to the leftist organization Unasur

Former conservative President Mauricio Macri had removed his country from this forum, which is also close to the Puebla Group.

Argentine president, Alberto Fernandez, confirmed last Tuesday in a meeting held at the Casa Rosada with a number of members of the Puebla Group, and the Latin American Council for Justice and Democracy (Clajud), the reentry of Argentina into the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). "In Latin America we are all in the same boat and the construction of unity must leave aside the political use, because that condemns us to more procrastination. That is why we must revitalize Unasur as soon as possible," said the president at the closing of the meeting, where he announced the reactivation of Argentina's rights and obligations before the regional organization. In this sense, Alberto Fernández urged his peers to "agree on the need to build a regional bloc as a self-defense mechanism because no one can save himself alone". And he concluded: "If Brazil and Argentina are inside, Unasur will have another power and we will have to move forward so that all brotherly countries return to this regional bloc."

During his term in office, former Argentine conservative President Mauricio Macri decided to withdraw the country from Unasur, considering it a leftist organization ideologically very close to the Puebla Group. Undoubtedly, last Tuesday's meeting of the Puebla Group in Buenos Aires also seemed more like a convention of the Ibero-American left, than a meeting of international dignitaries willing to solve some concrete problem of the Latin American peoples, many of whom are going through very difficult economic times. The most important members of the Latin American and Spanish left-wing were there, including former presidents José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spain), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), Evo Morales (Bolivia) and Ernesto Samper (Colombia). Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, who was sentenced by the Supreme Court to eleven years of disqualification for the crime of prevarication committed during the investigation of the Gürtel case, also joined this select group.

The real reason for this meeting in Buenos Aires was to publicly support the former Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and the current vice-president, despite having been sentenced to six years in prison and life disqualification for the crime of "fraudulent administration to the detriment of the public administration." Justice estimates that the leftist leader and her accomplices robbed the Argentine treasury of 84,835 million pesos, almost 480 million euros at the exchange rate at the time of the trial.

These periodic meetings are also attended by many representatives of the Spanish radical left parties, Basque and Catalan pro-independence leaders, and members of the violent Catalan CDR (Committees for the Defense of the Republic, whose organization and functioning are modeled on the Committees for the Defense of the Cuban Revolution).