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Supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party attend a closing election campaign event in Madrid Supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party attend a closing election campaign event in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 8, 2019 (AP photo by Bernat Armangue).

Spain’s Vox Sets Its Sights on Latin America

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

In September, several senators belonging to Mexico’s National Action Party, or PAN, met with a visiting delegation from Vox, a rising political party from Spain. As the latest far-right party to gain traction in Europe, Vox seemed like a strange bedfellow for the PAN, a center-right party that has produced two of Mexico’s last four presidents.

The meeting was a political gift for leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who seized on it to brand his opponents in the PAN as “almost fascist.” The PAN’s own leadership hastened to assert that the senators had met with Vox in a purely private capacity—even as Felipe Calderon, the most recent PAN ex-president, publicly lamented that his party had “lost its way.” ...

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