Marrakech (Morocco), Oct 12 (EFE).- Activists from several environmental organizations staged a march this Thursday in Marrakech, where the annual Assembly of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is being held, against the “denialist” positions of the Argentine candidate for the Presidency of Argentina Javier Milei.
Dozens of people from various organizations (120 according to a security source consulted by EFE) participated in the march, which started from the city center and headed towards the venue where the IMF and World Bank (WB) assembly is being held. , until the authorities prevented them from continuing.
Three representatives then posed in front of the door of the venue wearing masks and carrying a giant dollar bill that read “Hate” and “Oil” with Milei’s face caricatured as a cat, as well as a sign with the words “Ecological crisis/Debt crisis. It takes two to tango” (Ecological crisis/Debt crisis. It takes two to tango).
One of them was Óscar Soria, campaign director of Avaaz, who explained to EFE that the march intended to “make known the claim of many Argentine environmental NGOs, who are concerned about the statements of the candidate” of La Libertad Avanza (far-right). .
Soria explained that Milei intends to remove Argentina from the Paris Agreement on climate change and privatize the rivers, policies that, according to the activist, “take Argentina 30 years behind” when “even the IMF is considering a climate policy.” more friendly”.
About thirty organizations, such as Environmental Lawyers, Avaaz, Espacio Vivo, Banco de Bosques or Salus Terrae, supported the march in a statement published at its end, in which they explained that it was decided to caricature Milei “as a cuddly kitten from the economic power” and “climate change denier”.
The environmentalists also report that they presented a letter addressed to the director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, expressing that “the IMF cannot be condescending and endorse economic policies that imply a setback in environmental matters.”
The organizations affirm that Milei “proposes that dollarization is the exit door to the historic economic crisis that has kept the country in debt for more than 70 years with the IMF, the WB and other institutions,” ideas that “go against the grain.” of what is being discussed in the world”.
“In Argentina these ideas are presented as new, but they are ideas that have already failed in the past and that only left more poverty, inequality and social unrest,” the note indicates.