Vargas Llosa: Lenin Moreno wants to perfect democracy
The Literature Nobel met Monday, November 12 with the Ecuadorian President in Guayaquil. He said there is no sense in the division between right and left.
The President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno, received the Peruvianwriter Mario Vargas Llosa on Monday, November 12, and they shared a dialogue onnational and Latin American policy issues. Moreno and the Nobel Prize forLiterature talked about freedom of the press and changes to the Organic Law ofCommunication of Ecuador, informed the National Secretariat of Communication(Secom) through a statement.
“The President has indicated to me that some revisions havebeen made that minimize the possibilities that there are arbitrary, abusiveattitudes against press freedom,” Vargas Llosa said in statements reproducedin the document.
He also highlighted the interest of the Head of State in “perfecting Ecuadorian democracy, removing all obstacles to a justice that is truly independent, neutral and efficient.” At the meeting, held at the Hotel of the Historical Park of Guayaquil, Moreno presented several of his close collaborators such as Andrés Michelena, national secretary of Communication, and Paúl Granda, of Political Management.
Also to María Paula Romo, Minister of the Interior; Juan Sebastián Roldán, private secretary of the Presidency of the Republic; and Eduardo Jurado, Secretary General of the Presidency.
For his part, Moreno expressed his pleasure at the visit of the great referent of the so-called “Latin American Boom” of the second half of the 20th century. What a nice conversation with Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize winner, and his son Álvaro. Literature, history, politics, our common concern for Latin America.
“Hopefully this renewed democracy will bring to Ecuador progress we all want for the whole of Latin America,” concluded the writer. The Spanish-Peruvian writer dictates this Monday, at 6:30 p.m., a conference in Guayaquil called “The future is thought today”, in which he will explain the importance of ideas to improve the future.
He will also be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Specialties Espíritu Santo (UEES). Vargas Llosa is considered one of the most important contemporary novelists and essayists and this year he published “The call of the tribe”, a book of essays where he explains his transition from socialism and communism to liberalism.
His latest novel dates back to 2016, when he released “CincoEsquinas”, a story about the corruption set in Peru in the 1990s, duringthe regime of former President Alberto Fujimori, against whom he competed inthe presidential elections. (I)