The third Latin American tour of Mike Pence, the vice-president of the United States, is mainly aimed at ending the constitutional government of Venezuela. It’s no secret. North American official spokesmen have reiterated that one of the purposes of the journey is to strengthen Caracas isolation and we already know how to translate that. By the way, President Nicolás Maduro has been elected by a higher percent of votes that most leaders of the Lima Group, fragile imperialistic and anti-Venezuelan coalition. Another goal of the trip is the intent of appeasing spirits in the region before the cruel separation of migrant children from their parents, and, in general, zero tolerance politics, internationally rejected. What explains his gathering with the presidents from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, countries that have been more affected by this measure.
Besides the topic, Trump’s courier has traveled to something else than supervise and strengthen the conspiracy against the homeland of Bolívar. It’s no coincidence that his first visit was to the coup-installed government of Brazil. There is the greatest interest of Washington in keeping Lula in jail to prevent him at all cost to win the presidency next year. Let’s imagine the setback that would mean for the empire a new government of Lula in Brazil next year, next to the imminent election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico, two geo-economic and geopolitical giants that with popular governments can tip the scale of power in Latin America and the Caribbean towards the interests of the peoples.
That outcome would be a true nightmare for Washington after the huge effort to destroy in different ways the progressive and revolutionary governments of the region. Either through coup-d’état against presidents Manuel Zelaya (Honduras), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay) and Dilma Rousseff (Brazil).
In addition to the failed attempts of overthrowing Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela where after so many failures, the South Command and the CIA experiment the "continuous" coup, threshold for the military invasion with which President Donald Trump has threatened. Likewise, the failed coups and permanent subversion against the Presidents Evo Morales and Rafael Correa (until he finished his office). Without forgetting the harsh media campaign and subversive attempts against Cristina Fernández de Kirchner that hindered greatly her time in office. The package, of course, includes the strengthening of the blockade and the subversion against Cuba.
On top of that the disintegration of neoliberal regimes, as it’s tangible the huge unpopularity of Temer and the growing distaste for Macri, or the historical advance of the left-wing in Colombia with Gustavo Petro. That on top of the growing resistance in those countries and, in general, our America, against the spoil, criminalization of the social protest and the environmental degradation caused by neoliberalism.
It’s easy to understand why Pence heads for his third conspiracy tour, besides the ones made by other government officials, like the former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who admitted the devotion of Trump’s administration for the expansionary Doctrine Monroe. It should also be highlighted the feverish coup and interventionist activity against Venezuela on behalf of the Cuban-American law-makers, especially Marco Rubio, a some sort of anti-Latin American champion of Trump. Likewise, the fourth generation war tactics they set up in Nicaragua for years, he and other legislators of the same mafia. The well-known law as Nica Act, to deprive from credits Sandino’s homeland, is mainly a job of the law-maker born in Miami of Cuban origin Ileana Ross-Lehtinen.
All in all, the trip of vice-president Pence confirms the stanch will of Washington of eliminating the current and future popular governments in our region. A lot more now that the Yankee hegemony cracks under the emergency of China and Russia and their successful efforts to create a large area of Asian cooperation and unify the countries opposed to hegemony and war.
In our America the struggle for the democracy, the independence and the social justice continues, although we suffer setbacks, and the events we are witnessing indicate that victory will be of our peoples. Get into your head Mr. Pence.
Cubasi Translation Staff / Amilkal Labañino Valdés
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