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Aung San Suu Kyi Kicks Off Triumphant Tour Of Europe

LE TEMPS (Switzerland) CNN, BBC

GENEVA - Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Europe for what some have seen as a sort of victory lap for democracy. The Burmese pro-democracy leader arrived on Wednesday at the annual conference of the U.N. International Labour Organization in Geneva.

Watch a clip of Suu Kyi at the International Labour Organization in the video below.

"The Lady" received a tremendous ovation from the 4,000 worker and employer representatives and the 185 government officials who are attending the event, the Swiss daily Le Temps reports.

According to CNN, Suu Kyi started her speech by declaring that she was not speaking as a representative of government, then grinned and added: "Not yet, anyway," triggering laughter from the audience.

In her address, she called for rule of law, an end to ethnic fighting and the formation of strong democratic institutions in Myanmar, while welcoming steps by the international community to reach out to her country, long isolated because of its military dictatorship, BBC News reports.

It's Suu Kyi's first visit to Europe since 1988, as she spent much of the past two decades under house arrest in Myanmar.

During the two-week tour, Suu Kyi is set to visit the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Norway, where she will collect the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded but unable to collect in 1991.

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Javier Milei, Revolt Of The Global Disaffected Is Far From Over

Argentina has elected a "paleolibertarian" outsider with little experience, and by a wide margin. What does this say about the existing structures of power around the democratic world?

Javier Milei, Revolt Of The Global Disaffected Is Far From Over

Supporters of the La Libertad Avanza party candidate celebrating after Milei's victory in Buenos Aires.

Pierre Haski


PARIS — If it were only a matter of far-right politics, the election of Javier Milei as Argentina's next president would fit into a relatively classic electoral pattern. But this winner, with a very comfortable 56% of votes, is much more than that: this is what makes his case intriguing and raises troubling questions.

He is first and foremost a "radical libertarian," according to the Financial Times, which generally does not engage in hyperbole. Or "paleolibertarian," a doctrine that advocates "anarcho-capitalism," according to the French websiteLe Grand Continent.

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Libertarianism is a political philosophy born in the United States that advocates for total individual freedom in the face of state power. Javier Milei, who has a way with words, summarizes it as follows: "Between the mafia and the state, I prefer the mafia. The mafia has codes, it keeps its commitments, it does not lie, it is competitive."

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