Spanish deputy assures that “in Latin America there is a neocommunist tsunami”

The deputy of the conservative Spanish Popular Party (PP), Cayetana Alvarez de Toledo He said this Wednesday in the Panamanian capital that in Latin America there is a “neocommunist tsunami from which very few countries are safe.”

“In Latin America there is a new wave of left-wing populism and, more than a wave, it is a neo-communist tsunami from which very few countries are safe”, affirmed the Spanish policy during a virtual intervention at a press conference of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (Apede).

The region is experiencing a turn towards a “new” left in the political spectrum, with a group of governments supposedly distanced from the veteran socialist states, according to some international experts.

In recent elections, leftists such as Xiomara Castro in Honduras, Gabriel Boric in Chile and Pedro Castillo in Peru have won, and there are expectations about the candidacies of Gustavo Petro in Colombia and Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva in Brazil.

“What it is about in our generation is to work to rescue politics from the dirty jaws of populism, which can be from the left and from the right,” said Álvarez de Toledo.

“We always believe that our country is safe from these movements, which only affect others. The Venezuelans said it about the Cubans, the Chileans would never have imagined that their country had entered total instability and unconstitutional uncertainty, the Peruvians in political paralysis, and so on, ”he detailed.

Álvarez de Toledo stressed that “the communist movements of the extreme left have maintained a superiority and moral legitimacy (…) that does not correspond to their historical successes and their ability to generate wealth.”

And “those communist forces that failed miserably in the 20th century have found a new space, and have disguised themselves as new causes or identities.”

“The question is, in the face of these new radical leftist, communist movements that come to absorb us democratic governments, what is there? What there is is a certain legitimacy, a certain paralysis and a complex and an absence of narratives”.

Given this, Álvarez de Toledo proposes “to wage a cultural battle, to form powerful, ideological, political and social narratives against those reactionary movements that are destroying democracies.”

The politician, historian and XIV Marchioness of Casa Fuerte will speak virtually on February 16 at the annual meeting for Economic and Business Freedom, organized by the Apede.

Álvarez de Toledo will be the international speaker at the event, whose motto is “strengthening constitutionality and democratic principles, to combat populism in defense of individual business freedoms.”

The forum will have limited seats and will be moderated by the president of Apede, Elisa Suárez de Gómez, and Camilo Valdés.

Spanish politics is a deputy for Barcelona in the Spanish Congress of Deputies with the Popular Party (PP, right) and has a long political career.

She also acts as second vice president of the Finance Commission and member of the Science, Innovation and Universities Commission and of the Mixed Commission of the Congress and the Senate for the European Union (EU).