Neoliberal restoration causes disasters in Argentina and Brazil
In both countries there is no sign of resuming economic growth, since the only policy of these governments is fiscal adjustment, something that in no part of the world led to the recovery of economic expansion, but rather the opposite.
Once again neoliberalism wanted to present itself as a panacea to solve the problems of Latin American countries. And once again it causes disasters and brings no solutions.
Countries that still face this dilemma - like Ecuador now, in the second round - do not need to look at their past and compare with their present. It is enough to look at the disasters caused by the governments of Mauricio Macri and Michel Temer, to see the risks that the liberal restoration presents. Look at the worst crisis in Argentine history at the beginning of the century, when the neoliberal model exploded dramatically and the formidable recovery of the country promoted against neoliberal policies by Nestor and Cristina Kirchner. See what Brazil was, the most unequal country on the continent, the most unequal in the world, before the governments of Lula and Dilma, and the gigantic advances that the country had with these governments.
While neither Argentina nor Brazil have a positive economic index and, on the contrary, they are immersed in social setbacks, with governments promising, again, as in their first appearance, rapid and totally positive results For their countries. The two countries are experiencing huge setbacks, in parallel, because they have very similar economic policies, focused on hard fiscal adjustments.
They used the international regressive effects on the economies of these countries to resume their old song that the problem lies in the expenses - considered excessive by them, the State. From that wrong diagnosis, only wrong measures could be taken.
They had to diagnose a deep economic crisis, which was not such but needed, to appear again as the saviors of a catastrophic situation brought about by excessive state spending. In Argentina, Macri ruled openly for the rich since the beginning of his rule. Water, electricity and gas prices increased by more than 400% and transportation doubled its price. If they claim that public spending must be lowered, they will tax the rich, with the pretext, never confirmed by reality, that it would be a way of encouraging investments that never arrive.
The same is true in Brazil, governed for banks, increasing recession and unemployment, freezing resources for social policies, but maintaining adjustments to payments to financial capital with public debt. In both countries there is no sign of resuming economic growth, since the only policy of these governments is fiscal adjustment, something that in no part of the world led to the recovery of economic expansion, but rather the opposite.
For this reason, Latin American social movements have published a manifesto with the significant title of "People of Ecuador: Do not choose a Macri or an Ecuadorean Temer!". Unlike any Ecuadorian intellectual or any other Latin American or European country, these movements are not alien to the alternatives of the second round in Ecuador.
Hence, after analyzing the consequences of the change of government in Argentina and Brazil, they say:
"Dear People of Ecuador, do not fall into this trap of choosing a banker, because afterwards there will be no time for regrets, they will pay with their work the political mistake." They are undoubtedly aligned with the candidacy of Lenin Moreno in the second round, to avoid That the disasters caused by the neoliberal restoration in Argentina and Brazil will be reproduced in Ecuador and the right-wing offensive in the region will be stopped.
Anthology Raul Valdivia P Researcher-Editor-Producer Culture