The government's decision not to sign a United Nations Migration Agreement conflicts in La Moneda. The Executive's failure to explain its situation, had the ministers and President Piñera himself explaining one after another. But the worst part has taken by the head of Foreign Relations portfolio, because of his obvious inconsistencies with Palacio, conflicting situations with the Ministry of Interior and no political pressure to lay his sticks proof, has continued public in evidence that the authority responsible for an overseas policy simply does not intervene in the decision-making process about its competence.
It was a difficult week for the Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero. The news, in the mouth of the Under Secretary of State, Rodrigo Ubilla, would not Chile sign a UN Migration Agreement, once again left in the evidence "lack of pressure and minister ", as they recognize these days in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The errors and disagreements within the Pinerista administration are already well known and, with this theme, they have been trying for three days to explain why it has broken, overnight, with decades of overweight-based overseas policy, for focusing international politics decisions under short-term criteria that focus specifically on national policy.
After a large Monday of statements and correction from La Moneda on behalf of the chancellor and President Sebastián Piñera himself, on the Government's concept of immigrant rights, Ampuero arrived at Valparaíso on Tuesday to report to Commission. Foreign Chamber Relations Foreign Relations, where something was nervous was trying to answer the questions of the anti-party parliamentarians. From Canseller themselves, they were worried about the panorama in that appointment, as they ensured that the chancellor had to load with a decision that took place entirely by the Presidency and that "had & # 39; to move from the Interior Interior ".
"One is right that one must leave his country, but not to enter any country," he repeated the minister repeatedly, until the president of the commission, Pablo Vidal (RD), put it in Direct: "Chancellor, the question is whether you believe that migration is a human right." He replied somewhat unfortunately and unfortunately, Ampuero replied: "I believe it is a human right to migration", a phrase that almost ignored on Tuesday, as the accompaniment is being developed to the Minister And You, Andrés Chadwick, about the death of Mapuche Camilo Catrillanca, but for those who did, he explained that the decision to go out of the pact was unanimously divided into the current administration .
With these words, the chancellor had publicly contradicted the official position of La Moneda, which he secured in the mouth of the Undersecretary Ubilla And Mercury Sunday – to argue the decision to get out of the pact – "migration is not a human right". The yesterday's speaker with the press did not lead to the expected results to try to reduce the profile to the prominent disorder that was once again installed in the Palace with the theme this.
He did not contribute the new round of statements by the authorities. After completing an activity around APEC, which will organize our country and focus all the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Piñera left yesterday unexpectedly again to explain its Government's migration position, but mainly to demand where there was no conflict of Visions in his administration at this point. Immediately, Ampuero was facing the press, trying to answer most of the questions, but neglected to explain if there was a conflict with Deputy Secretary Ubilla. Shortly afterwards, spokesman Cecilia Pérez returned to address the matter and emphasized that there is no political contradiction between the Interior and the Cansseller.
There is so much statement and explanation, as well as conflicts of opinion, that in La Moneda was not happy to set the chancellor on Monday, who gave a press point to explain Chile's excuse from the migratory preparation . It was supposed to close the point or at least, channel the argument, but as Ampuero's words were not considered satisfactorily in the Palace, enforcing that, on that same afternoon, Piñera out to repeat almost the same speech exactly the same. His Foreign Minister had expressed hours earlier.
Inside the function, he noted that the only clarity in this disorder is that the Ambulance Foreign Minister has not managed to get out of the motivation and absence an authority that has characterized his administration, criticized of the role that he had before the conquest against Bolivia Chile in Hague. Furthermore, many stressed that the minister was the "Presidency" mailbox and has failed to carry out the role of "orejero" in international affairs whose history dictates who acts as a chancellor, On the contrary, they recognize that he has consistently been covered by the second floor advisor of La Moneda, Kantor Rooms Benjamin, who is much more important than Ampuero and who is close co-worker Cristián Larroulet, second down Palace
That foreign policy management had settled in the Larroulet offices, was something that had been discussed for months in the Government and among experts in international affairs, but the last movement with migratory preparation was the public test of it. "The Chancellor left without a wrist," they said in the current administration.
In the officialism, he explained that Ampuero's proactive action responds to the profile Piñera himself wants to set up for dealing with foreign relations of his mandate, a person who, although he does not have the necessary experience for the situation, there is a "Transforming" condition for its left past, which is converted to the most appropriate to use anti-Communist discipline and marking public points on Venezuela and Cuba permanently, two situations that continue to share the current objection.
In La Moneda they have tried the chancellor's shield. Along with emphasizing that most international bodies are "left" by the center-left, he confirmed that, in the eyes of the public opinion, Ampuero is still strong, has not suffered losses, They were supported – they added – from the support that La Moneda receives on the subject of immigrants. And to cover their lack of power, when building the Foreign Relations portfolio they repeat, over and over, outside of Chile they all answer the telephone to the minister.
The worry in Chancery
In the awarding party, he recognizes that the time in international politics is "extreme, but necessary in the context." And here is that many were hit by the moment when La Moneda decided to announce the decision not to sign the agreement, only two days after the accompaniment to Chadwick, who has lived through his worst political moment with the Catrillanca crime .
The fundamental reason for the decision would be the need to reverse the reduction in the Government-related surveys for the Catrillanca case and the time chosen was aimed at public opinion on an issue of impact in opinion polls and opinions. public: migrants associated with internal security.
The internal decision in La Moneda is, from now on and before signing any agreement or agreement, it will be analyzed first of how that is the internal touch of the country. More than the privileged criteria of foreign or multilateral policy, domestic politics will always be given priority and, in order to support this criterion, the Executive emphasized that the interest was more in cases of a G20 type, that group Of the 20 most powerful economies on the planet and in the final appointment Chile was invited by the host country, Argentina, managed by Mauricio Macri, who has a close relationship with Piñera.
Although Ampuero has won "with the sympathy of the Ministry's confidence," the weakness of its networks means that it can not deal with internal uncertainty in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of the real role this portfolio will have in the three years next that continues Piñera in Government.
Although it is known that the final word in international affairs, obviously, matches the President of the Republic, they acknowledged that foreign affairs officers involved in the matter in question had never heard a decision La Moneda is in the press literally. At the center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was assured that the Ampuero Minister had never had a seat, or even was able to pay attention ", a weakness that worried about what could reduce Chile's standard at the international concert.