“Argentina: a Threat to the Empire”

Under the headline above, Mexico’s widely-read Siempre magazine published an interview Sept. 6 with Fernando Esposito, an Argentine organizer with the LaRouche Citizens’ Movement (Mocila) in Mexico City, in which he discusses the efforts of the British Empire’s vulture funds to bring Argentina to its knees— so far without success.

As Esposito notes, the vultures have engaged in “an openly political strategy, which has nothing to do with money per se; rather it’s an attempt to drive the country into bankruptcy. Why? Because Argentina is developing economic and productive sovereignty in areas that are key to any nation, such as in science and technology.” Argentina has gained enormous international support precisely because it insists on its sovereignty, and hasn’t capitulated to the financial predators.

He highlights the recent completion of the Arsat-1 satellite, to be launched from French Guiana in October, and the commitment of the two Kirchner governments to invest in scientific and technological development over the past decade, which has produced stunning results. Esposito also documents the country’s economic growth, job creation, and restoration of social services and pensions that had been gutted by the neoliberalism of the 1990s. These pro-growth policies have allowed the country to achieve the highest living standards in Ibero-America. “A country with these characteristics obviously represents a threat to the Empire,” he told Siempre The development of the new global BRICS geometry, and Argentina’s role in it, is a central part of the interview.

“There is a very important economic renaissance, led by nations that have lost their fear of that macabre economic system that is globalization, and are fighting for real development,” Esposito explained. Exemplary of this are the large infrastructure projects discussed at, or around, the mid-July BRICS summit in Brazil, including the Nicaragua inter-oceanic canal, financed by the Chinese; the transcontinental railroad discussed among China, Brazil and Peru, as well as numerous accords for nuclear energy.

The LaRouche movement, Esposito concluded, is based on principles that came out of the Treaty of Westphalia, like those also espoused by Chinese President Xi Jinping: “history teaches us that the law of the jungle isn’t the path to human coexistence. All nations must obey the principle of equality, mutual confidence, reciprocal cooperation, and the search for common benefits for the construction of a world of harmony, sustained peace and mutual prosperity.” Argentina, he said, is very clear on who the enemy is and won’t give in to extortion. “As President Cristina Kirchner explained it, ‘there is a new world, new actors that don’t want to bash your head in, but rather cooperate to see whether together, we can move this huge car that is the world, forward.’”

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