US Body ‘Laid Groundwork For Insurrection’ In Nicaragua

from TeleSUR

A publication funded by the U.S. government’s regime-change arm, the National Endowment for Democracy, boasts of spending millions of dollars “laying the groundwork for insurrection.”

While some corporate media outlets have portrayed the violent protest movement gripping Nicaragua as a progressive grassroots upswell, the country’s own student leaders have suggested otherwise.

In early June, Nicaragua’s leading young activists went on a junket to Washington, D.C., on the dime of the U.S. government-funded right-wing advocacy group Freedom House. The Nicaraguan student leaders were there to beseech President Donald Trump and other right-wing U.S. government officials to help in their fight against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

On the excursion to the U.S. capital, the young activists posed for photo-ops with some of the most notorious neoconservatives in the U.S. Congress: Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

The Nicaraguan student leaders were also shepherded to meetings with top officials from the State Department and the U.S. government soft-power, organization USAID. There, they were reassured that they would have Washington’s full-throated support…

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