Disinfo: Macron’s friends abroad are fascists, he promotes corporate multinational interests


You should know that Mr. Macron’s friends abroad are corrupt and generally fascists. Lopez, whose wife he [Macron] received with a long red carpet, is a man who was steeped in the violence of the military coup against Chavez in 2002. In Bolivia, he [Macron] allies with fascists. Behind Mesa, there is a man who is really a fascist, think his name is probably Machado. It is to restore the power and privileges of the corrupt elites. In Bolivia, there is Lithium. Renault is very interested. Evo Morales wanted to defend autonomy and economic sovereignty. Macron’s position is not innocent, there are the interests of the multinationals.


A set of unfounded claims on the President of France and a number of Latin American political leaders. The article displays the recurrent conspiracy narrative presenting Latin America's political struggles as artificial, inspired by the West and as a battle between legitimate ruling elites and corrupt opposition leaders. Venezuelan long-time opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez spent three years in prison and now is under house arrest. His detention back in 2014 was denounced by human rights organisations, including by the High UN Commissioner for Human Rights, as politically motivated over the protests against Ugo Chavez. In Bolivia, the actual president Carlos Mesa was backed by Luis Fernando Camacho (not "Machado") during the recent anti-Morales protest which broke out over the election controversy. After three presidential terms, Evo Morales tried to be re-elected for a fourth presidential term. He was forced to resign amid protest rallies held by the Bolivian opposition. Camacho did not espouse far-right policies during the protests. Instead, he focused on promoting Catholicism and uniting Bolivians against what he called “the dictatorial tyranny of Morales”. Camacho was known as a regional Bolivian civic activist and centrist right politician. Comacho served as vice-president of the Santa-Cruz Youth Union in 2002-2004. In 2008-2009, this organisation was accused by the International Federation of Human Rights as having a far-right agenda. From 2004 to 2013, Comacho was inactive in politics. There is no evidence regarding the claims around Macron or the Renault corporation. Read more disinformation cases on Venezuela and Bolivia. See also more disinformation narrative examples on fascism.


  • Reported in: Issue187
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: Bolivia, Venezuela, France
  • Keywords: Corruption, Nazi/Fascist


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