Argentina and Brazil take the lead in regional integration

From Rio de Janeiro

Now when Brazil and Argentina return to act together, signing various agreements and affirming their political identities, the true weight of that alliance.

The awareness of the importance of the link between Brazil and Argentina on the part of the USA It already came from the times of Vargas and Perón. Already at that time there were strange operations to introduce conflicts between the two leaders.

At the time of the renegotiation of the external debts of the countries of the continent, the United States, plus the IMFThey always tried to prevent Argentina, Brazil and Mexico from coming together to act in a coordinated manner. The photos of all the creditors on one side at a Paris Club table and on the other, alone, the representatives of each debtor country were impressive.

During the military dictatorship, Brazil became the privileged ally of the US on the continent. Carlos Menem tried to counteract this situation, with the policy of rapprochement with the US, which he called carnal relations.

With the establishment of the close alliance between the two countries, from the historic embrace between Néstor Kirchner and Lula, Brazil and Argentina have come to play the role of axis of the regional integration processes.

The continent has gone through a period of integration, democracy and anti-neoliberal governments. That it has had moments of rupture and return, even in Argentina and Brazil.

Lula’s return to Argentina as president of Brazil, he has opened a new era in relations between the two countries, as Lula has highlighted. A new era opened by the agreements established between the two governments and with a political document affirming their terms. As well as conventions about the economy, about science and technologyupon international relations and on other topics, such as health.

Likewise, the match, in addition to scoring the return of Brazil to Celacserved Brazil to apologize for the rudeness that had been addressed to the Argentine president, as well as to assume as a current issue the understandings for the creation of a common currency for trade between the two countries. The region would begin to join an international process of de-dollarization of trade relations that has already begun. Only Peru and Mexico have spoken out critically against the process of conceiving a common currency. Each with their own reasons. Peru, for a politically backward position, in defense of national currencies. Mexico because, due to its insertion, it is condemned to a link with the dollar, to the point that it was not influenced in the original project, which refers to South America.

The meeting of the 33 CELAC countries was a great political event, marked, above all, by the return of Brazil. Secondly or at the same time, it also marked the return of Lulawho has resumed his role as Latin America’s greatest political leader.

The US dismissed the success of the Celac meeting, issuing a document where they tried to affirm that the late OAS is the one that represents all the countries of the continent. However, Celac has already occupied that place, irreversibly.

The reaffirmation of the axis of the Argentina-Brazil alliance has been consolidated by the agreements signed between the two countries, which project a long-term interdependence. Both countries thus assume the leadership of the Latin American integration processes. Lula has referred, in addition to Celac, to Mercosur and Unasur, which constitute a joint system of Latin American integration.

The new age, initiated by the Celac meeting, projects a process of regional integration now not only political, but also economic, with the debates on the construction of a common currency. And the brand of the sister and strategic alliance between Argentina and Brazil.

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