A proposito di democrazia, ingerenze sulla politica interna di altri stati, interessi geo-strategici. In un’intervista al Financial Times l’ambasciatore americano in Nicaragua, Paul Trivelli, lancia un avvertimento agli elettori del Paese centro-americano: non votate per Daniel Ortega, storico leader sandinista in corsa per le prossime presidenziali del Paese.
L’intervista, che il quotidiano londinese (non il manifesto) definisce un “vigoroso avvertimento” è anche una franca (e per questo insolita) esposizione delle preoccupazioni americane per quanto riguarda l’America Latina.
1) Si comincia dall’effetto domino, il rischio che il germe nazionalista e progressista si spanda in tutto il sub-continente:
Secondly, elections here can also affect the fate of the entire Central American region. You only have to go back to the 1980s to see that problems here quickly spread to the rest of the region.
2) Si prosegue con la paura per un modello economico “misto”:
First, he [Oriega] has and continues to employ some very strong anti-American rhetoric in his campaign. But he has also said that he wants to reintroduce subsidies, forgive debt, control remittances from Nicaraguans living abroad, reintroduce a mixed economy. And those are things that would be worrisome to the private sector here, to Nicaraguans, to potential domestic, international and regional investors.
3) E si conclude con i legami, economici e politici, con Chavez:
…Daniel Ortega actually went to Caracas to be on President Chávez’s show, was warmly embraced by Hugo Chávez, who said that he hoped Daniel Ortega would win these elections. They also had a campaign – they delivered some fertilizer for the benefit of Sandinista agricultural co-operatives and they have also been trying to strike an oil deal that, while still cloudy, appears to be designed to favour exclusively Sandinista mayors and Sandinista transportation co-operatives. So I think that that involvement is really clear.
4) Sommando tutto questo, se Ortega fosse eletto, le ralazioni tra Usa e Nicaragua sarebbero “ri-esaminate”:
So he has made it pretty clear what kind of model he would put in place. And I think that under those conditions, of the whole gamut of the relationship that I talked about between the US and Nicaragua would definitely be re-examined – and not only by the executive or the State Department or the White House but by the US Congress.
Insomma, Nicaraguensi, vedete di votare nel modo giusto. Altrimenti…