In what his hopefully a sign of good things to come, Argentina’s president-elect, Javier Milei, has excluded the communist Castro dictatorship’s sock puppet president from the guest list for his inauguration as president. Milei also excluded from the guest list the dictatorships in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Iran, citing their human rights violations.
Javier Milei excludes Diaz-Canel from his inauguration ceremony
The newly elected president of Argentina, Javier Milei, excluded Cuban ruler Miguel Díaz-Canel from his inauguration. As reported by Infobae, the new president decided that along with Díaz-Canel, Ebrahim Raisi, Nicolás Maduro, and Daniel Ortega should also not attend his inauguration ceremony on December 10.
His stance is based on the systematic human rights violations by the governments of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Iran. These regimes also maintain support for international terrorism.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry sent invitations to China’s Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and Brazil’s Lula da Silva, with whom they’ve shown more diplomatic relations. However, attendance at the inauguration was denied to leaders sympathetic to terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
Nevertheless, representatives from these excluded regimes could send their diplomatic representatives to the official events, a move not opposed by the new president.
Milei and Castroism
Economist and newly elected President of Argentina, Javier Milei, is a staunch defender of freedom and democracy. His critical stance towards the Cuban regime is well-known, as he has expressed support for the Cuban people in their fight for freedom on numerous occasions.
Following the historic protests of July 11, 2021, for instance, he strongly denounced the dictatorship.
Among his recent criticisms, it emerged in March how he confronted a Cuban-Argentine communist defending the regime. “If you like Cuba so much, go live in that country, I’ll pay for your ticket,” he said.
For the economist, the Cuban regime is an example of what happens when the State controls the economy and people’s lives. He has often stated his opposition to “the State’s encroachment on individuals. Countries that are freer are eight times richer than those that are repressed.”