Intellectuals reject Vargas Llosa’s admission to the French Academy for supporting Kasto.

Intellectuals reject Vargas Llosa's admission to the French Academy for supporting Kasto.

A group of French intellectuals showed their disapproval of Hispanic-Peruvian admission Mario Vargas Llosa Feather French Academy of Languages, There is a reason for that their political position Closer to the extreme right.

In a gallery published in the Liberation newspaper, signatories Express your “surprise” at the inclusion of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature in the Selected Group of “Immortals”, which must ensure the French language.

The signatories are university professors Caesar’s Eater, Director of Research at the Institute for Development Research (IRD) Evelyn MesquierProfessor at the University of Paris Valerie Robin Azevedoresearcher sylvie tossigo and anthropologists pablo del valle,

“This decision presents serious ethical problems”, point out five intellectuals, who remember the recent past Vargas Llosa’s support for far-right candidate for the presidency of Chile, Jose Antonio Cast, which they define “Indifferent defender of Pinochet’s military dictatorship”,

They also indicate their support for the current President of Colombia, Ivan Duque, which “terminates the peace agreements signed in 2016” with FARC guerrillas and which “with a clean shot” disbands the demonstrations.

The signatories also remembered their support for the presidential candidate. Keiko Fujimori Last April, he did not accept the results of the elections and denied the legitimacy of winner Pedro Castillo.

Finally, they note that Vargas Llosa asked to “bury the past” in Argentina in 1995, with reference to the crimes committed by the dictatorship in that country.

The signatories believed that it would be inducted into the Academy. “It tarnishes the image of France in Latin America, where its extremist position is well known and generates strong disapproval”,

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Varga Llosa was elected on 25 November by a majority of the members of the French Academy and should take his seat at a ceremony to be held in the coming months.


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