La Declaración Franco-Mexicana sobre El Salvador

Document title: La Declaración Franco-Mexicana sobre El Salvador
Journal: Revista mexicana de política exterior
Database: CLASE
System number: 000389986
ISSN: 0185-6022
Authors: 1
Institutions: 1El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Internacionales, México, Distrito Federal. México
Pages: 39-62
Country: México
Language: Español
Document type: Artículo
Approach: Analítico, descriptivo
English abstract In 1981, the governments of Mexico and France delivered the Franco-Mexican Declaration on El Salvador, in which they recognized insurgent groups, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front and the Democratic Revolutionary Front, as representative political forces. From this point forth, much discussion has taken place on the reason and the purpose behind this Declaration and, more importantly, on its interventionist nature, or otherwise, and what it meant in terms of Mexican foreign policy. Ana Covarrubias pinpoints arguments to explain the Declaration’s formulation, including the reasons of one of its main proponents, Gustavo Iruegas, and its objectives. Furthermore, she proceeds to analyze its outcomes, as she draws a distinction between Mexican isolation in the region and the positive reaction of groups opposing the Salvadorian government. She argues how this was an interventionist declaration that responded to what was then identified as the Mexican interest, further maintaining that it did not achieve its purposes in terms of negotiations between the government and Salvadorian guerrilla groups and influencing a change in United States policy towards the conflict. Nevertheless, the author explains that the declaration clearly reflects how Mexican state officials understood the situation in Central America
Disciplines: Relaciones internacionales
Keyword: Política internacional,
América Central,
El Salvador,
Política exterior,
Interés nacional,
Declaraciones políticas,
Conflictos armados,
Grupos de presión,
Fuerzas políticas,
Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN),
Frente Democrático Revolucionario
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