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Plan Cóndor 2.0: Tras el golpe en Bolivia, Trump declara a Nicaragua ‘amenaza a su seguridad nacional’ y apunta hacia México

Luego de presidir el golpe en Bolivia, los Estados Unidos declararon a Nicaragua como una “amenaza a la seguridad nacional” anunciando nuevas sanciones, al mismo tiempo que Trump designó a los carteles del narcotráfico en México como “terroristas” sin descartar una intervención militar.

por Ben Norton

Parte 3 -  Mas sanciones agresivas contra Nicaragua

El principal servicio de información del gobierno de los Estados Unidos, Voice of América (VOA), indicó que la extensión de la orden ejecutiva vendrá acompañada con más ataques económicos.

Carlos Trujillo, el embajador de Washington ante la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), le dijo a VOA que “continuará la presión contra Nicaragua”.

El representante ante la OEA agregó que Trump anunciará en las próximas semanas una nueva ronda de sanciones contra el gobierno nicaragüense.

VOA claramente manifestó que “Nicaragua, junto a Cuba y Venezuela, es uno de los países latinoamericanos que se ha vuelto prioridad en el empleo de presión diplomática y económica para lograr el cambio de régimen”.

Esta no es una frase retórica. El Departamento del Tesoro actualizó la sección de sanciones relacionadas con Nicaragua el 8 de noviembre.

Y en septiembre, la Oficina para el Control de Activos en el Extranjero (OFAC, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento del Tesoro anunció una serie adicional de “regulaciones integrales”, reforzando las sanciones existentes contra Nicaragua.

El reportaje de VOA citó a varios nicaragüenses de derecha que pidieron abiertamente más presión estadounidense contra su país.

Bianca Jagger, la celebridad y activista de oposición que estuvo casada con el líder de los Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, hizo un llamado a los Estados Unidos a que impusiera más sanciones, particularmente contra el ejército.

“[Las sanciones] no han tocado al ejército nicaragüense porque [los funcionarios estadounidenses] tienen la esperanza de que actúen como lo hicieron en Bolivia”, dijo Jagger, haciendo referencia a los oficiales que derrocaron violentamente al presidente democráticamente electo de Bolivia.

Muchos de estos líderes militares fueron entrenados en la Escuela de las Américas, una notoria base de subversión que se remonta a los años de la Operación Cóndor. En los últimos días, los medios latinoamericanos han estado repletos de trabajos que destacan que para llevar a cabo el putsch los soldados bolivianos recibieron hasta 50 mil dólares y los generales 1 millón.

Agregó VOA que “en el caso del gobierno centroamericano, el efecto que tendrán las sanciones podrá ser mayor porque es un país económicamente vulnerable”.

VOA citó a Roberto Courtney, un prominente activista en el exilio y director ejecutivo del grupo de oposición Ética y Transparencia, que monitorea elecciones en Nicaragua y que recibe apoyo del brazo para el cambio de régimen del gobierno estadounidense, la National Endowment for Democracy (la NED).

Courtney, que dice ser activista de derechos humanos, salivó sobre el pronóstico de la guerra económica estadounidense contra su país, diciéndole a VOA que “hay una sutil diferencia [entre Nicaragua y Bolivia]… la vulnerabilidad económica hace que las sanciones posiblemente sean más efectivas”.

Courtney, descrito por VOA como un “experto en procesos electorales” agregó que “si hay un palo, también debe haber una zanahoria”. Dijo que la OEA podría ayudar a aplicar presión política y diplomática contra el gobierno de Nicaragua.

Estas sanciones unilaterales de los Estados Unidos son ilegales bajo la legislación internacional, y consideradas un acto de guerra. El canciller de Irán, Javad Zarif, ha caracterizado a la guerra económica “terrorismo financiero”, explicando que apunta de forma desproporcionada a los civiles para volcarlos contra su gobierno.

Figuras de alto nivel de la derecha nicaragüense aplaudieron a Trump por extender la orden ejecutiva y por solicitar nuevas sanciones contra su país.

La Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia, un frente de oposición que reúne a varios grupos, muchos de los cuales son financiados por la NED, celebraron la orden.

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