US threatens Cuba,Venezuela, and Nicaragua
News from Nicaragua | Friday, 9 November 2018 |
The US and Israel yet again demonstrated their exceptionalism when on 1 November, the UN General Assembly, for the 27th time, approved a resolution calling for an end to US sanctions against Cuba by 189 to two.
Not to be deflected from the path of righteousness, US representative Nikki Haley stated ‘those who support this resolution every year have it wrong.’
On the same day White House national security advisor John Bolton in a speech at Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower praised "the recent elections of like-minded leaders in key countries, including Ivan Duque in Colombia, and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil.’
He welcomed the ‘positive signs for the future of the region’, and ‘a growing regional commitment to free-market principles and open, transparent, and accountable governance.'
Bolsonaro has been internationally criticised for his defence of the Brazilian Dictatorship (1964-1985), his consistent attacks on minorities and his contempt for democracy, highlighted during the recent presidential campaign.
Bolton then went on to denounce Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua as ‘the troika of tyranny’ responsible for ‘fostering communism in the region‘ and threatened that the Trump administration would take direct action against all three countries to defend the rule of law, liberty, and basic human decency in our region.'
Referring to Daniel Ortega, Nicolas Maduro and Miguel Díaz-Canel as “clowns,” he stated he “looks forward to watching” their governments fall.
As Bolivian president Evo Morales stated at the Summit of the Americas on 14 April this year, "The biggest threat against freedom, against democracy, against Mother Earth and against multilateralism is the United States."