Argentina says Cuba and Venezuela has sent agents to destabilize the government

Argentina’s Foreign Affairs Minister Diana Mondino and President Javier Milei.

In a televised interview, Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diana Mondino, claimed the government has detected the presence of Cuban and Venezuelan “infiltrators,” who are organizing protests in an attempt to destabilize the government of recently elected president Javier Milei. During his campaign and since taking office, the Libertarian president has blasted socialism and called out the Cuban dictatorship for its oppression and corruption. The communist Castro dictatorship has a long history of meddling in the affairs of democratic nations in Latin America, and with the help of its colony of Venezuela, it appears to be attempting it again in Argentina.

Via CubaNet (my translation):

‘Infiltrators from Cuba and Venezuela’ attempting to destabilize the government of Milei are denounced

Argentine Minister Diana Mondino denounced on Thursday the presence of “infiltrators from Cuba and Venezuela” in her country, whom she claimed are “specialists in destabilizing governments.”

The statements by the Secretary of State in Argentina came to light during her appearance on the Todo Noticias (TN) channel, where she pointed out that the infiltrators have been responsible for organizing marches and demonstrations against the omnibus law promoted by President Javier Milei.

During the interview, journalist Nicolás Wiñazky suggested that “Javier Milei is afraid of some social unrest because it was detected that there were Venezuelan and Cuban infiltrators in those demonstrations.”

“Unfortunately, it’s true (…). We have already verified it,” Mondino replied, adding that some even pretended to be journalists.

Although the Argentine Chancellor did not provide evidence to support the accusation, she also linked the presence of foreign infiltrators to the disturbances that occurred in Chile after October 2019.

Mondino asserted that “they are self-employed” individuals who travel to Argentina because “someone pays them to cause trouble or someone pays them to stop causing trouble”; and that in the previous government, “they had more freedom to come and go.”

Last December, there was a notable shift in Argentine foreign policy when Javier Milei announced that his administration would not appoint ambassadors to Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, marking a clear departure from the stance of his predecessor, Alberto Fernández.

This decision will have significant consequences in international organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of American States (OAS), where the previous administration supported authoritarian regimes led by Miguel Díaz-Canel, Daniel Ortega, and Nicolás Maduro.

The change in stance will also impact relations with Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, countries whose leaders, Lula da Silva, Gustavo Petro, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, maintained a close agenda with the Caribbean dictatorships, a position that former President Alberto Fernández actively shared.

According to Infobae sources, Milei has openly expressed his support for the opposition in Venezuela, voted against Nicaragua in the OAS, and condemned Cuba in multilateral human rights organizations. Chancellor Diana Mondino received instructions from the president in this regard.

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