Carlos Sánchez Berzaín
(Interamerican Institute for Democracy) The Foreign Secretary from North Korea’s dictatorship has arrived in Cuba with a secret message from dictator Kim Jong-un for dictator Raul Castro and just a few hours apart, Iran’s vice-president has arrived in Bolivia where he met with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro to whom he publicly expressed his support, while at the same time he strengthened bonds with his host Evo Morales. These are not coincidental political actions when Americas’ dictatorships have been put in the cross hairs of the international community and the United States now pursues a change in its foreign policy in defense of human rights and democracy. Everything points out to the Castroist-Chavist dictatorships’ decision to openly bring to the region threats against peace and international security that their allies from North Korea and Iran represent to the world.
The message from the non-democratic regimes is “dictators from the world, unite”. The extreme crises of Cuba and Venezuela’s dictatorships, the evidence of Bolivia and Nicaragua as emergent dictatorships and their covered-up crises, the break-off of the new government of Ecuador who now attempts to return to democracy, the corruption, the condition of narco-states, the sustainment and participation in criminal and terroristic acts, have taken the Castro’s, Maduro, Morales, and Ortega to go from pursuing covert or discreet operations to open actions in their alliance with North Korea’s dictatorship and with the theocratic regime from Iran, besides proclaiming the backing from Russia and China.
During the time of the Cold War, Latin-America was a zone of dispute between Capitalism led by the United States, and Communism from the now defunct Soviet Union (USSR), with its apex during the missile crisis with Cuba in 1962. The region endured urban and rural guerrilla warfare, coups d’état, military regimes from both extremes, intervention and all types of maneuvers recorded in history. After the fall of the Berlin wall and the disappearance of the USSR, the only dictatorship in the Americas was the Castroist dictatorship in a Cuba languishing from famine in her “special period” until 1999 when Hugo Chavez arrived with the money to rescue, sustain, and expand her to what we now know as the Castroist-Chavist doctrine.
The Catstroist-Chavist doctrine is the acronym of political objectives resulting from the alliance between Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, rulers of Cuba and Venezuela that with the “subversive capabilities” of Cuba’s dictatorial regime and “the oil moneys” from Venezuela, starting in 1999 recreated Castroist communism’s criminal and anti-democratic plan with an anti-imperialist discourse. It was called the Bolivarian Movement (ALBA) and 21st Century Socialism. They organized the most aggressive and successful destabilization of democracy plan that enabled its promoters to; have the direct control of the majority of Latin-American countries, subjugate the entire region including the Organization of American States (OAS) and specialized organizations such as the Pan-American Health Organization (OPS in Spanish), to have great power at the United Nations Organization (UN) through voting blocks, the creation of sub-regional organizations and more.
Castroist-Chavist machinations have instituted, organized, and sustained dictatorial regimes who, besides Cuba and Venezuela, govern today in Bolivia with Evo Morales, Nicaragua with Daniel Ortega, and Rafael Correa’s Ecuador that is now undergoing an apparent process of change. This process was led by Hugo Chavez until his death, succeeded by Fidel Castro and since then it is under the total control of the Castroist dictatorship of Cuba. Amongst others, it has lost control of Kirchner’s Argentina, Lula’s and Rousseff’s Brazil, Insulza’s OAS, and it has the FARC in Colombia as its strategic arm.
From a financial perspective and with its proclaimed anti-imperialism and anti-capitalism, the Castroist-Chavist doctrine sought to expand to Europe making inroads in Spain, has influenced North-American politics in the same way and besides sustaining and paying costly lobbying and public relations efforts has, above it all, always sought alliances with the enemies of the United States. Using their roadmap, Castroist-Chavist intervention opened-up Latin America to Islamism, to support terrorism, to undisclosed Chinese credit and investments plagued with corruption and lack of transparency, to a territorial give-away, to the openly presence of Russia under the disguise of cooperation.
In July of 2013, North Korea’s ship Chong Chong Gang sailing from Cuba to North Korea was intercepted in Panama with missile’s equipment, weapons, and aircraft on board that the Castroist dictatorship was sending as contraband to the dictatorship of North Korea in a defiant violation of the UN’s resolutions. The UN’s Security Council has approved successive and reiterated sanctions against North Korea for pursuing the dictatorship’s nuclear missile program. North Korea’s dictatorship continues conducting nuclear tests threatening international peace and security.
In-spite of the nuclear limitation treaty signed two years ago, Iran has continued pursuing “hostile activities” against international peace and security conducting a “missile program” and cybernetic attacks against the United States, reason why the US has imposed new sanctions against it this past July. Iran’s political regime is comprised by a “Islamic electoralized theocracy” that similarly to Castroist-Chavist dictatorships use elections -controlled, manipulated, and generally fraudulent- as the mechanism to disguise the will of the people while it is subjugated and oppressed.
The objective reality is showing that the territories of countries controlled by Castroist-Chavist dictatorships have been turned into North Korea’s and Iran’s platforms in the Americas with unforeseen consequences.
Published in Spanish by Diario las Américas on Sunday November 26th, 2017
Translated from Spanish by Edgar L. Terrazas, Member of the American Translators Association, ATA # 234680.