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The US Govt’s Obsession with – and Lies about Nicaragua

    The US Govt’s Obsession with – and Lies about Nicaragua

The intense focus on the “ills” of Nicaragua completely misses the deep issues of continued US intervention – imperial neocolonialism – into the sovereign lives of other countries, as here with Nicaragua. Whether you love or hate Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, their personalities and personal lives are not the issue, whatsoever. For us Americans…

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Every Single Member of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions on Nicaragua

    Every Single Member of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions on Nicaragua

GrayZone Project — Every single member in both chambers of the US Congress approved legislation that will impose sanctions and financial restrictions on Nicaragua in an explicit effort to weaken its government. Known as the NICA Act, the bill is now on its way to the desk of President Donald Trump, who will almost certainly…

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With “Troika of Tyranny,” Bolton’s Long Standing Push to Target Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua Finally Pays Off

    With “Troika of Tyranny,” Bolton’s Long Standing Push to Target Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua Finally Pays Off

MIAMI – On Thursday, National Security Adviser John Bolton inaugurated the Trump administration’s version of the Bush-era “Axis of Evil” by singling out the three left-wing governments in Latin America – Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua – as the “Troika of Tyranny.” Bolton — who also used the terms “the three stooges of socialism” and the…

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The Monopolistic Agenda Behind Regime Change Chaos

    The Monopolistic Agenda Behind Regime Change Chaos

Prior to 2011, Syria was a prosperous Middle Eastern country. The Baathist government had taken tremendous steps to improve the lives of Syria’s people. Between 1970 and 2009, the life expectancy for Syrians increased by 17 years, and the infant mortality rate was reduced exponentially. According to the US Library of Congress, in 1981 forty-two…

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Nikki Haley: “US Will Not Remain A Passive Observer As Nicaragua Becomes Another Venezuela Or Syria”

  Nikki Haley: “US Will Not Remain A Passive Observer As Nicaragua Becomes Another Venezuela Or Syria”

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley warned the UN Security Council on Wednesday that Nicaragua is heading down the path that led to conflict in Syria and an economic collapse in Venezuela. “With each passing day, Nicaragua travels further down a familiar path,” Haley told a meeting of the UN Security Council on the…

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How to Create a US-Backed Government Coup in Five Easy Steps

  How to Create a US-Backed Government Coup in Five Easy Steps

This article originally appeared on Truth Dig. Nicaragua just defeated a U.S.-backed violent coup attempt, and no one cares. Well, let me revise that: Very few care. English teachers may care because they may find it fascinating the phrase “violent coup” is one of the only English phrases often introduced with the prefix “U.S.-backed.” But…

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A Specter of Peace Is Haunting Nicaragua

  A Specter of Peace Is Haunting Nicaragua

After four months of violence, peace may be breaking out in Nicaragua, which has gotten those North American partisans opposed to Nicaraguan President Ortega worried. But they have one last hope. The latest in a series of anti-Ortega articles in The Nation is entitled “An eternal night of persecution and death.” We are told: “Despite mass killings and newly…

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What’s Left in Nicaragua after Ortega

  What’s Left in Nicaragua after Ortega

Before the violence that started mid-April, Nicaragua had been the most peaceful, safest, and by far the most progressive country in Central America. Now that a semblance of peace has been restored in Nicaragua, the US government continues its campaign for regime change joined by some who formerly supported Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his…

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Max Blumenthal on the Violent Undemocratic Uprising in Nicaragua

  Max Blumenthal on the Violent Undemocratic Uprising in Nicaragua

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome journalist Max Blumenthal, the editor of the Grayzone Project and co-host of the podcast, “Moderate Rebels” to “Unauthorized Disclosure.” Blumenthal recently returned from a reporting trip in Nicaragua. (Click here to listen to the interview.) Nicaragua has experienced violence over the past months, as opponents of President Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas…

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US Wants Nicaragua to Fall Because It Poses the Threat of a Good Example

  US Wants Nicaragua to Fall Because It Poses the Threat of a Good Example

The US has targeted Nicaragua for regime change. Some former supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party echo the US talking points: Ortega’s “entire government has been, in essence, neoliberal. Then it becomes authoritarian, repressive.” One would think that a neoliberal regime, especially if it were authoritarian and repressive, would be just…

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