Mario Vargas Llosa, prior to Sunday’s referendum, wrote an article supporting the “yes” vote for the FARC agreement, for the sake of “peace”. His long-time friend, Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, author of the classic Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot, firmly and politely smacked him down.
Don Plinio describes the agreement as “a stepping stone for the FARC’s path to power”, while additionally
FARC members would be exempt from serving prison terms regardless of the atrocities they carried out for over 50 years; they’ll effectively be awarded 26 seats in Congress, 31 radio stations, a TV channel, a bountiful budget to propagate their ideology and will occupy vast regions of the country absent of Public [law enforcement] Forces, areas which effectively will become small independent states where they can spread their socialist project.
Read the whole thing in Spanish here.
I don’t know what has come over Vargas Llosa now that he’s on the tabloid covers.