According to “Latam Insight”, which reports the most relevant crypto news in Latin America, Argentine President Javier Miller would have defended his anarcho-capitalist ideas during the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos from January 15th to 19th, 2024.
During the event, Miller also took the opportunity to defend the Venezuelan petro, a cryptocurrency issued by the same State in 2018 under the guidance of President Nicolas Maduro, against the clutches of its detractors.
A few days earlier, the petro had been given up for dead with Venezuela preparing to liquidate the currency for bolivares.
Let’s see everything in detail below.
Latam news: Javier Miller’s libertarian ideas and his intervention at the Davos WEF
According to the latest news from the Latin American cryptographic compendium “Latam Insight”, the Argentine President Javier Miller made headlines during the last World Economic Forum held from January 15th to 19th in Davos, a Swiss town in the canton of Grisons.
During the event, where every year the most famous political and economic personalities in the world gather to discuss and define current issues and common future goals, Miller took the opportunity to reaffirm his anarcho-capitalist orientation and his libertarian ideas.
At the WEF in Davos, the president of Argentina highlighted what he believes are the dangers arising from collectivism and socialism, which could pose challenges for Western countries.
Here’s what Miller said:
“The West is in danger, it is in danger because those who should defend the values of the West find themselves co-opted by a worldview that inexorably leads to socialism, and consequently to poverty”
In a conservative political vision similar to the one adopted in Venezuela, Miller at Davos rejected the left and the issue of social justice, which he claims hides violence and coercion legalized by the State.
His political orientation is based on that of anarcho-capitalism, typical of the most radical theories of laissez-faire in the early 1900s, in which the central figure in a country’s economy is the entrepreneur, who is seen as a “social benefactor” and as a “hero”.
The 53-year-old president, known for his support of the world of cryptocurrencies, is part of the “La Libertad Avanza” party and while he refuses to belong to the far right, he reflects a political commitment far from the socialist theories that have guided Latin America in recent years.
In the past, it has also adhered to the Madrid Charter, a document promoted by the Spanish far-right party Vox that proposes to curb the expansion of communism in the Ibero-American region.
Within his radical theories, we find support for the buying and selling of organs and the creation of an adoption market, as well as support for the liberalization of arms sales.
In addition, Miller, who became known before being elected president as a controversial television opponent of the former corrupt Argentine political class, would like to destroy the Central Bank of his country.
This is his full speech at Davos:
The Argentine President defends Petro in Venezuela against attacks from his detractors: South America works to regulate cryptocurrencies
Within Latam Insight, it has also emerged that Miller defended Venezuela and its cryptocurrency Petro during the WEF in Davos against alleged leaks last week.
In fact, a few days ago, the Asonacrip, a Venezuelan cryptocurrency group, had spread the news that the Venezuelan government would soon be prepared to liquidate all circulating petros, automatically exchanging them with the bolivares fiat currency.
Although there had been no official communications from the government, the information seemed credible since in the meantime Venezuela had liquidated another 15 cryptographic assets, including BTC, LTC, and DASH, present in its balance sheet.
Miller, however, denies everything and states that the petro is safe and will not be liquidated in favor of bolivares.
the cryptoasset is still available in the government’s wallet system, namely the Homeland platform, and citizens can use the resource for savings or daily transactions.
However, we do not know how long the State cryptocurrency will be able to survive, considering that it has never been elected as legal tender and that since 2018, when it was adopted by Nicolas Maduro, it has never been widely used neither in Venezuela nor outside of it.
Crypto in recent years has mainly served to evade sanctions from the United States, so it could have a very turbulent future.
Regarding the news, the supporter of Petro “Petro Divisa” has strongly criticized X against the detractors of the crypto, complaining about a strong involvement of fake news supported by the Minister of Communications of the country.
Meanwhile, Latam news highlights the political progress of the Latin American territory which is increasingly approaching an ideological context where cryptocurrencies play a central role.
In particular, the Colombian government is working to produce a regulation on digital currencies anchored on blockchain, in order to support this emerging asset class.
The Colombian Minister of Economy, Ricardo Bonilla, participated together with Miller at the WEF in Davos to reaffirm his commitment to drafting a bill that can give space to cryptocurrencies in the South American territory.
These were his words during the event:
“In Colombia, work has already begun and, based on a working group, a bill is being drafted to regulate cryptocurrencies.”
In November, Colombian President Gustavo Petro promoted a meeting with blockchain experts from JAN3 and other projects, in order to explore the possibilities of implementing this innovative technology in various sectors of the country.
During the discussion, the potential benefits of implementing blockchain technology were examined, with a particular focus on billing processes in the healthcare system and the management of land registry records.