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US Foments Regime Change in Nicaragua
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US Foments Regime Change in Nicaragua
August 5, 2018

Any replacement of Ortega would be more, not less, neoliberal, oppressive, and authoritarian. When the Nicaraguan people, held hostage to the US-backed Contra war, first voted Ortega out of office in 1990, the incoming US-backed Violeta Chamorro government brought neoliberal structural adjustment and a moribund economy.

The Upcoming Nicaraguan Election Will Be a Test
August 19, 2016

After three Americans from the US embassy were accused of espionage and tossed out of Nicaragua, a protest was lodged in Managua against this «unwarranted» decision, and the Nicaraguan government was warned that the relationship between the two countries would suffer inevitable damage in tourism, trade, and investment from the US. The State Department issued notice that Americans might face threats in Nicaragua. The war of propaganda waged against Daniel Ortega’s regime has become so ferocious that political commentators are drawing conclusions about Washington’s plans to «end the dictatorship» in Nicaragua once and for all…

The Upcoming Nicaraguan Election Will Be a Test
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The U.S. Counterattack in Central America
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The U.S. Counterattack in Central America
February 11, 2014

…Costa Rica has become part of a strategic zone created by Washington for the purpose of maintaining control over a large territory rich in hydrocarbons, mineral resources and water. Strategic points of this zone are located in Florida, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Honduras, Panama, Haiti, and the islands of Curacao and Aruba…

The Great Nicaraguan Canal, or the Chinese puzzle for America
January 23, 2014

The idea of building an interoceanic canal through Nicaragua, similar to the Panama Canal but deeper and wider, has inspired the Nicaraguans for decades… In July 2012, the National Assembly of Nicaragua passed a law prepared by the government «On the legal status of the Great Interoceanic Canal and the creation of its management structure»… It has become known that the project’s investor is Empresa Desarrolladora de Grandes Infraestructuras S.A. (EDGISA). The Authority of the Great Interoceanic Canal and EDGISA have signed a contract with the Chinese company HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment, which has been given the authority to develop the project… The operator company HKND Group Holdings Limited, which was registered on the Cayman Islands in November 2012, is managed by experienced Chinese businessman Wang Jing, who enjoys support at the highest state level… 

The Great Nicaraguan Canal, or the Chinese puzzle for America
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A Channel to Link the Oceans, or the Ortega Syndrome
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A Channel to Link the Oceans, or the Ortega Syndrome
October 21, 2012

Early this year, Nicaraguan president D. Ortega signed into law the project to construct a canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans… Washington displayed no emotion in connection with Ortega's plan… With the US ambitions to maintain undivided control over the Asia Pacific region, the US Administration deems it necessary to oppose the initiative aimed at creating  a transit route outside of its control, even if a different approach could prove to be more practical…

Convincing victory of «populism» in Nicaragua
November 10, 2011

On November 6, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega was re-elected winning 64 % of votes… Chavez was one of the first leaders who congratulated Ortega with his reelection. The geopolitical meaning of this victory is difficult to overestimat…

Convincing victory of «populism» in Nicaragua
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Daniel Ortega a Favorite in Nicaragua’s Coming Race for Presidency
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Daniel Ortega a Favorite in Nicaragua’s Coming Race for Presidency
July 31, 2011

Nicaragua's liberal elite is predictably concerned that Ortega will manage to retain presidency in the coming elections… Ortega mercilessly criticizes the US tendency to spread capitalism by force across the world, Washington's “wasteful spendings” on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, and the US blockade of Cuba which already counts over four decades. Ortega, by the way, says that the US plans to turn NATO might against Russia and warns that the network of NATO bases around Russia is being created to induce the country's partition similar to the demise of the USSR…