To comment on the challenges of Latin American integration and migration, in his country and in Latin America, a panel of experts interviewed this week in EL FOGÓN of Hispanic LA Marco Enriquez-Ominami, founder of the Puebla Group, a political and academic forum made up of representatives of the Ibero-American political left, founded in the city of Puebla, Mexico, on July 12, 2019.
Marco Antonio Enríquez Ominami Gumucio was born in Santiago on June 12, 1973. He is a filmmaker and politician. He was a member of the Socialist Party of Chile between 1990 and 2009. He was a deputy representing the 10th district for the 2006-2010 legislative period. In 2009 he ran as a candidate for the presidency of Chile and obtained third place in the preferences with 1,405,124 votes, equivalent to 20.14% of the total.
In 2010 he founded the Progressive Party and ran again as a presidential candidate in 2013, ranking third among nine candidates, but he failed to advance to the second round. In 2017, he competes for the third consecutive time for the presidency of Chile and is in sixth place among eight candidates.
In August 2021, he again registered his candidacy for the Presidency of Chile. However, the First Electoral Court of the Metropolitan Region ordered its exclusion from the electoral roll. After an intense legal battle and to appeal the sentence considering it unfounded and politically motivated against him, Marco Enrique Ominami is a candidate for the fourth time. The Election Qualifying Court reversed the judgment against him on September 10.
The Hispanic LA panel was comprised of Mexican journalist María Luisa Arredondo from LatinoCalifornia.com, Ricardo Corzo Moreno, former director for North America of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry and now political analyst and contributor to Hispanic LA, Professor Raúl Hinojosa of the University from California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Leonardo Lorca, a Chilean immigrant in Los Angeles and host of the program Nuestra Voz en Radio Pacifica (KPFK) from Hollywood to Southern California. The panel was moderated by Argentine sociologist Néstor Fantini. He introduced Ominami Gabriel Lerner, editor emeritus of La Opinion.
The event was organized by Nestor Fantini and Ricardo Corzo Moreno, and produced by Gabriel Lerner. Both Lerner and Fantini are co-editors of HispanicLA.com and Corzo Moreno is a contributor.
The first part consists of the presentation offered by Ominami. In the second part is the dialogue between Ominami and the members of the panel.