Lopez Obrador with Juarez: Respect for the Rights of Others Is Peace


Lopez Obrador continues to recall the famous phrase of the Mexican politician Benito Juarez pronounced in 1867, 152 years ago, which today is so relevant: ‘Among individuals , as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace.’ 

By Luis Manuel Arce Isaac, Mexico, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The government of President Donald Trump disqualifies the diplomatic proposal of Mexico and Uruguay, which Pope Francis joined, to seek dialogue in Venezuela to avoid any misfortune.

The proposal of these two countries, which is consistent with United Nations calls for a peaceful solution to the crisis created in Venezuela, hinders the development plan implemented by the White House to remove President Nicolas Maduro from the government at any cost.

The United States acts on a diplomatic platform that presents to the world as something natural and spontaneous a president ‘in charge’ with no more endorsement than that of Trump and the conservative press, to which he adds allies of the European Union and the Lima Group.

From an advertising matrix that launches Maduro as an usurper of power and illegal president, a contrary image of Juan Guaido is woven, who being the true usurper is legitimized by the most ruthless conservatism in the name of a dubious democracy that violates the human rights, enthrones the chaos and death without fear of copying schemes of the nefarious guarimbas.

In this context, the visit of the president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, took place, with the mission of convincing the president of Mexico to abandon his position of principles enshrined in the Constitution and in the common law of his foreign policy, in which Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador emphasizes by proposing dialogue and non-intervention, negotiations and non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela.

His position already bothered Trump since a meeting in Peru of the Lima Group followed by another at the OAS headquarters in Washington, where Mexico refused to ignore Nicolas Maduro as elected president at the polls.

To the failure of Sanchez in his efforts joins the ratification of the government that Mexico will never play the role of a safe third country for migration that would allow the United States to divert its care responsibilities to the Central American exodus to Mexico.

Both attitudes annoyed Trump and his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who ended up suspending an already agreed official visit to Mexico, and led to the recent statement that they will reject the joint proposal for dialogue with Uruguay to which the Vatican joined.

Trump’s response is typical of his xenophobic arrogance when comparing Mexico with Afghanistan, the country that the US troops have devastated and where they created the Taliban, to blame it for all the ills of the United States as if Mexicans were guilty of drug addiction and the social violence that consumes that society.

Instead of supporting the emerging plan for Central America proposed by Lopez Obrador, Trump announced remilitarization of the common border, and in an act that violates international law and the generally accepted rules of good neighborliness, unilaterally returns to Mexican lands the Central Americans in Customs and migration processes.

To the diatribes and pressures received on the case of Venezuela, including the insinuations of the Spanish Pedro Sanchez, Lopez Obrador continues to recall the famous phrase of the Mexican politician Benito Juarez pronounced in 1867, 152 years ago, which today is so relevant: ‘Among individuals , as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace.’ 

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