A group of French intellectuals last Thursday, December 9, rejected the admission Hispanic-Peruvian Mario Vargas Losa To do French Academy நாவின், As a result – according to what – their political position is narrowed to the far right.
In an article published in the Liberation newspaper entitled “It is Wrong to Bring Mario Vargas Losa to the French Academy”, the signatories expressed their “surprise” at being included in the 2010 Nobel Prize-winning selection group. By the French language.
“This decision presents serious ethical issues,” say five intellectuals, citing the writer’s recent support for the far-right Chilean presidential candidate, Jose Antonio Cast, whom they consider to be “a nostalgic defender of Pinochet’s military dictatorship.”
The signatories also point to Vargas Losa’s support for presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s presidential election last April, among whom – they insist – he does not accept the outcome of the election and denies the legitimacy of the winner, Pedro Castillo.
“(Fujimori) is campaigning for the removal of the new president. Far-right groups physically attack center-left and center-right political figures, ”they write.
Faced with this situation, they try to explain the work that the Peruvian Nobel has accomplished.
“Some are calling for a coup. Vargas Losa has been instrumental in bringing about this chaos in Peru by campaigning in advance in support of Keiko, which he presents as the last obstacle against communism, ”they said.
They express their support for Ivan Duque, the current president of Colombia, who “ended the peace agreements signed in 2016” with the FARC guerrillas.
Similarly, intellectuals pointed out The author’s involvement in the so-called “Pandora Papers”, Where it was revealed the presence of companies in tax havens.
“It tarnishes the image of France in Latin America”
In line with the above, the signatories are urging Mario Vargas Losa to enroll in the academy “which tarnishes France’s image in Latin America, where his extremist positions are well known and provoke strong rejection.”
Its entry into the French language defenders threatens to “legitimize the conditions under which France seeks to incorporate the values of democracy, namely freedom of expression, the right to accept voting decisions and to defend the cause without fail. Life ”, they add.
The signatories are Professor Caesar Itier of the University, Evelyn Mesklier, Director of Research at the Institute for Development Research (IRT), Professor Valerie Robin Acevedo of the University of Paris, researcher Sylvie Dowsick and anthropologist Pablo del Valle.
Mario Vargas Losa was selected to join the French Academy on November 25th He will also be seated at a ceremony in the coming months.
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