The Nobel Prize for Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa (MVLL), again referred to the last presidential elections in Peru, held this 2021, which gave as winner to Cajamarquino professor Pedro Castillo. And he maintained that The teacher’s victory meant his personal failure. The renowned writer and novelist gave these statements when commenting on the management of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).
“(AMLO) has attacked me several times. You said that the Castillo triumph it was my defeat, which is unfortunately true. I believe that Castillo’s triumph in Peru is a disaster for my country, “said the Spanish Peruvian Nobel in an interview with journalist Carlos Loret de Mola for Latinus.
During the second round of the electoral campaign, Vargas Llosa criticized the now Peruvian president. “I have the impression that Castillo is a well-intentioned person, but this deeply mistaken on substantial matters like, for example, foreign investments, ”he said on April 24. At the end of May, claimed to believe in Keiko Fujimori, for which he invoked to vote for the orange party.
Without proof, MVLL insists there was fraud
The author of Conversation in the cathedral insisted on the theory of fraud during the last elections, but without mentioning hard evidence. “I have the impression that the elections were rigged. One votes with what exists and I voted for the lesser evil, represented by Keiko Fujimori. Anyway, Castillo has won and the ravages have already begun in Peru, “he said. Vargas Llosa in line with the Fujimori stance.
A week after the vote, on June 13, the Nobel Prize for Literature stated that the National Elections Jury (JNE) did not provide “any explanation” for the decision to annul the extension of the deadline for submitting requests to annul the vote. Peru Check proved this claim to be false.
MVLL: I have always thought that AMLO is a populist
During the interview, the writer referred to the statements of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who He raised the Spanish monarchy to offer apologies by abusive way in which the indigenous peoples of their country were repressed during the conquest. According to Mario Vargas Llosa, this request is “absurd.” In June, the president called the novelist “retrograde” for his vision of Peru.
“I’ve always thought that (Lopez Obrador) is a populist. I said it when he was a candidate and I think he has shown that he is a populist. Do not tell me that it is not comical, absurd, at this point to ask Spain to pay the costs of what was the conquest of Mexico. It’s completely crazy. It makes no sense”, Declared Vargas Llosa.