US President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy advisor John Bolton appears dead set on resuming his stand-off with Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega.
Bolton’s history with Ortega goes back to the 1980’s. Just as now, Ortega was the leader of Nicaragua, first as he spearheaded the anti-American revolution in 1979, when he was later elected president in 1985.
Last year, Washington Congress imposed financial measures that would make it difficult for the economically-stricken Nicaragua to obtain international loans, as well as slapping sanctions on top government representatives in Managua.
The USA has repeatedly backed the uprising against the anti-US government in Managua. Bolton made a keynote speech calling for the “crumbling” of what he called the “Troika of Tyranny” – Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba.
Trump name-checked the same three countries, saying their “great potential” would be unlocked with the collapse of socialism.
This week, the leaders of anti-Ortega protests were given jail terms, after they were implicated in the deaths of four policemen and a teacher during a shootout last July.
As President Trump said, Ortega’s days are numbered and the Nicaraguan people will soon be free, the Managua Justice Department sentenced three farm leaders to 550 years in prison for their roles in the deadly protests in 2018.
Months after boasting about ‘laying the groundwork for insurrection’, Managua blames the ongoing unrest in Nicaragua on American influence.
However, the Washington-funded NGO that sank $4 million into Nicaragua protests says it’s ‘misleading’ to report about it.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Central America News 2019.