Castrochavist dictatorships seek to change United States’ foreign policy

Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia are narco-states, they usurp power, violate human rights, have political prisoners and exiles, they conspire against democracies, support terrorism, are self-confessed antiimperialist, and are allies of all United States’ enemies, they also conspire to change North American’s foreign policy to their favor.
Carlos Sánchez Berzaín
The 21st century in the Americas is marked by the re-creation of Castroism converted into Castrochavism for the attacks against democracies and simulation of politics by Transnational Organized Crime’s groups who hold power in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and possibly the current government of Argentina. United States’ foreign policy has been involved in this process and such involvement has ranged from indifference, to condescension, to the reopening of relations with Cuba, up to the increase of sanctions and treatment of these governments as criminal organizations. Castrochavism -with its survival at stake- now seeks to change United States’ foreign policy.
Cuba, the only dictatorship of the Americas was languishing in 1999 when it was rescued by Hugo Chavez who, with all of Venezuela’s wealth, got underway a process to fulfill his Castroist dream of turning the whole region socialist. By 2012 it had control of Latin America, including the Organization of American States. Hugo Chavez was the leader of what started as the Bolivarian Movement but his premature death publicly announced on 5 March of 2013 shifted the leadership to the hands of Castroism and even though Fidel Castro died on 25 November of 2016, it remained as the “owner” of Castrochavism. If Chavez were alive it would certainly be called Chavezcastrism because while Chavez was alive, he was the head, but his death placed all the power in Cuban hands.
Castrochavism’s absolute command by the Castro’s and Cuba was evidenced with their succession to Hugo Chavez. The dispute was between Chavism with Diosdado Cabello and Venezuelan Castroism with Nicolas Maduro and Maduro was favored when Cuba established him as Chavez’s successor. Thus, up to now Cuba controls Venezuela in conditions of occupation.
Castrochavism that began as the “Bolivarian Movement” with the banner of “21st Century Socialism” and with the operation of the “Forum of Sao Paolo” was able to expand greatly, almost to the whole region. It established dictatorships in; Venezuela with Chavez and Maduro, Bolivia with Evo Morales, Ecuador with Rafael Correa, and Nicaragua with Daniel Ortega. It also took control of Caribbean countries through “Petrocaribe”, in Argentina with Kirchner, in Brazil with Lula and Roussef, in Paraguay with Fernando Lugo, in Uruguay with Tabare Vasquez and Jose Mujica, it had great influence on Toledo and Ollanta Humala in Peru, Bachelet in Chile, Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia and more.
The United States, under the mandate of George W. Bush and impacted by the terrorist attacks of 11 September of 2001, progressively and dangerously abandoned its relationship and attention to Latin America regarding the paradigms of “democracy and the war on drugs”. To fill that void, Castrochavism shattered democracy, presidents were ousted and the wrecking of “democratic institutions” from the inside out and the elimination of the “rule of law” started with the establishment of dictatorships of “21st Century Socialism” wherein all fundamental components of democracy disappear, and where with the manipulation of the votes create “vote-catching dictatorships” with “functional oppositions”.
Regarding foreign policy towards Latin America, President Barack Obama’s mandate stands out by the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba’s dictatorship. This historical fact cannot be judged as a mistake of the Obama administration but quite to the contrary, the loosing of an opportunity for the Cuban dictatorship to take the route of politics with freedom. Cuba’s dictatorship chose to mock the opportunity given to them by Obama and decided to continue being a part of “organized crime”. The Cuban regime’s response to the Obama option is the point of inflexion that highlights the difference between politics and organized crime. They chose crime and they are still there.
United States’ foreign policy with Latin America changed in 2017 with President Donald Trump, but it was too late in coming and was badly executed despite the fact that today Cuba, Venezuela, and Castrochavism are in a terminal situation. There are important sanctions, multinational counternarcotics operations and in federal tribunals their leadership are seen as criminals with a bounty over their heads that ranges from 10 to 15 million dollars for Maduro and his accomplices with the application of the Palermo Convention against organized crime.
Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia are narco-states, they usurp power, violate human rights, have political prisoners and exiles, they conspire against democracies, support terrorism, are self-confessed antiimperialist, and are allies of all United States’ enemies, they also conspire to change North American’s foreign policy to their favor.
Translated from Spanish by; Edgar L. Terrazas, member of the American Translators Association, ATA # 234680.
Published in Spanish by Infobae.com Sunday January 10, 2021.
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