US diplomat calls Nicaragua’s Ortega a ‘dictator’ after third presidential candidate detained

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      (France24) Nicaraguan authorities on Tuesday detained a third potential presidential candidate amidst a deepening crackdown by President Daniel Ortega, branded a “dictator” by the United States, ahead of elections later this year.

      Felix Maradiaga was held after appearing at the public ministry where prosecutors are investigating him for alleged acts against sovereignty, terrorism and backing international sanctions against the government.
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      Police said “he is being investigated for carrying out acts that undermine independence, sovereignty, and self-determination, inciting foreign interference in internal affairs, and calling for military interventions.”

      He is also accused of using “financing from foreign powers to carry out acts of terrorism and destabilisation,” the police added.

      Full story here.

      Never heard of this guy? Neither had I. He was easy to find, though. Per Wikipedia he was a cabinet member for the right wing government that lost an election to the Sandanistas. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard, and is a Yale World Fellow. 

      IOW, CIA stooge all the way. Ortega’s smart to lock him up. 

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      From The GrayZone: Exclusive interview with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

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      5) In response to my question about the meddling of the National Endowment for Democracy {<–link}(NED) , the US government’s regime-change funding apparatus, Ortega said his government was planning measures to limit the group’s influence, but he stopped short of vowing an absolute ban.

      He pointed to the role of Felix Maradiaga, the main channel for NED money into Nicaragua, and the group’s top trainer, recalling how Maradiaga was caught on camera {<–link}plotting with armed thugs at UPOLI, the first public university occupied by the opposition in April. Noting that Maradiaga is currently in Washington to secure more funding for anti-Sandinista activity, Ortega warned he may face legal consequences if he returns to Nicaragua.

      He also described a new government task force, UAF, that will investigate the use of foreign money to finance “terrorism”: “The US protects itself from terror attacks and has laws [to protect itself]… The US is careful to not let that happen, and we have the right to not let that happen too.”

      LINK–TheGrayZone, Exclusive interview with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

       

      Yep, Maradiaga returns from Washington, D.C. after some fundraising and declares himself a candidate for the Presidency. Yep, this clown has CIA written all over him. Good show!

      Here are some things about the other characters in France 24 piece:

      LINK–The GrayZone, How USAID created Nicaragua’s anti-Sandinista media apparatus, now under money laundering investigation

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      • #428634
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        We’ll know if it’s a serious CIA operation if the corporate media, and TYT, start talking about what a martyr he is and what a horrible dictator Ortega is. This guy’s like that little Venezuelan turd.

        WTF. The CIA just keeps doing the same things over and over again. Sometimes, it works in the short term, others, not so much. They treat other countries like squares on a roulette wheel.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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