Foreign Vice-minister for Latin America: 'The U.S. wants a social implosion in Nicaragua' - MPPRE

Foreign Vice-minister for Latin America: ‘The U.S. wants a social implosion in Nicaragua’

The Foreign Vice-minister for Latin America, Rander Peña, held a meeting on Monday with the Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to Venezuela, Yaosca Calderón, to express the Bolivarian nation’s solidarity with the Nicaraguan people following the most recent U.S. aggression.

Peña said that Nicaragua is the victim of a U.S aggression trying to invalidate the Central American country’s sovereign actions to open investigations against “criminals who have been financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to incite a social implosion.”

“At this moment, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United States are attacking Nicaragua, so this meeting took place to express the Bolivarian Revolution’s solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution,” said Peña.

On June 9, the U.S. Department of Treasury imposed economic sanctions on four representatives of the Government of President Daniel Ortega, including Camilla Ortega Murillo, daughter and adviser of the Nicaraguan president; Leonardo Ovidio Reyes Ramírez, president of the Central Bank of Nicaragua; General Julio Modesto Rodríguez Balladares, and Deputy of the National Assembly, Edwin Ramón Castro Rivera.

This new aggression triggered the reaction of different personalities in the international sphere, including the Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, who rejected this action by saying:

“This is a common practice in empires throughout history. That’s why ours is an anti-imperialist struggle, because it is based on principles. We need to stop being naïve and know what interests are behind these measures.”