Escrito por Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez
|22 de marzo de 2010, 16:14
Managua, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is under a destabilizing strategy similar to that aimed at other member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), said an article published in Managua on Monday.
In a column entitled “The United States and its Tangle of NGOs in Nicaragua,” Uruguayan journalist based in Sweden Jorge Capelan explains that the destabilizing strategy the United States has pursued in Venezuela through non governmental organizations and “contractor” firms is also being applied in Nicaragua against the Sandinista government.
Published here by La Primerisima radio website, the article recalls that since 1994, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) started to install the so-called Offices of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in several countries worldwide.
They were originally created to support transition to capitalism in East European countries, but they later spread to other states where it was necessary to address situations in which US interests were threatened, said the article.
It added that in Venezuela, OTI was created in July 2002, little after the failed coup against President Hugo Chavez, and in Bolivia it was installed in late 2005 to try to prevent Evo Morales from coming to power.
According to Capelan’s article, under USAID orders, these OTIs have established networks in countries, where they operate with political parties, the media and non governmental organizations which they provide with funds and training to implement policies serving US interests.
There is no OTI in Nicaragua, but the USAID develops a similar strategy against the Sandinista government through the CampTransparencia program run by paramilitary DynCorp firm.
CampTransparencia has organized forums and other similar activities in Nicaragua. Its main cadres have experience in “regime change” operations.
There is no excuse to act all innocent with the money the “civil society” gets from the United States, as it is all part of a destabilizing political-military plan to dominate the country, Capelan said in his article.
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