President Cristina Fernández of Argentina has won control of the country's newsprint supplies. The Senate approved new legislation giving the government control using the argument that the paper industry is of national interest.
Well, if this isn't a step towards dictatorship, I don't know what is. No wonder her late husband and former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner was so much against the installation of paper factories in Uruguay that could serve as an alternative supply source for an Argentine free press.
I, Carlos Cortiglia, say that this is not good news for Democracy in the River Plate Region. Is Uruguayan President José Mujica blind? Can't he see what is coming? The Uruguayan government is suffering from extremely dangerous political myopia.
The aggressive Argentine foreign policy is very much part of a dictatorial vision and from now on the Argentine free press will be on its way to extinction.
Attacking Britain and violating International Law by interfering with Spanish vessels inside Uruguayan territorial waters is the external side of the said vision. Sea blockades are acts of war. The Argentine government has declared war on reason and is becoming increasingly irrational.