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Counting deaths for dollars: The rise and fall of Nicaragua’s ‘human rights’ organizations

In their hunger for US funding, Nicaraguan opposition “human rights” NGOs inflated the death toll during the 2018 coup attempt. Today, these groups are in a state of complete disarray.

By John Perry 

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La Conferencia ‘Socialismo’ presenta a activistas golpistas financiados por el gobierno de EEUU

La Conferencia de Socialismo 2019, patrocinada por los gigantes de la izquierda estadounidense, la DSA, la revista Jacobin y Haymarket Books de la ISO, presentó a activistas pro cambio-de-regimén de varias ONGs financiadas por el gobierno de Estados Unidos.

Por Ben Norton y Max Blumenthal

Traducido por Erika Takeo

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US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela ‘is not a dictatorship’ and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro

Opposition leader María Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela “is not a dictatorship” and only international “humanitarian intervention” can topple Maduro.

By Ben Norton

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Desclasificado: las huellas de EEUU en el apagón nacional de Venezuela

Un memorándum de 2010 hecho por una organización financiada por EEUU identifica el potencial colapso del sector eléctrico venezolano como “un punto de inflexión” que “probablemente tendría el impacto de galvanizar una agitación pública de forma que ningún grupo opositor esperaría generar”.

Por Misión Verdad

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US Gov. Meddling Machine Boasts of ‘Laying the Groundwork for Insurrection’ in Nicaragua

As Nicaraguan student protest leaders meet with neoconservatives in Washington, DC, a publication funded by the US government’s regime change arm, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), boasts of spending millions of dollars “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against Daniel Ortega

By Max Blumenthal

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While some corporate media outlets have portrayed the violent protest movement gripping Nicaragua as a progressive grassroots upswell, the country’s own student leaders have suggested otherwise.

In early June, Nicaragua’s leading young activists went on a junket to Washington, DC, on the dime of the US government-funded right-wing advocacy group Freedom House. The Nicaraguan student leaders were there to beseech Donald Trump and other right-wing US government officials to help them in their fight against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

On the excursion to the US capital, the young activists posed for photo-ops with some of the most notorious neoconservatives in the US Congress: Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. The Nicaraguan student leaders were also shepherded to meetings with top officials from the State Department and the US government soft power organization USAID. There, they were reassured that they would have Washington’s full-throated support.

A month before the student protesters’ meetings with ultra-conservative lawmakers in Washington, a publication funded by the US government’s regime change arm, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), bluntly asserted that organizations backed by the NED have spent years and millions of dollars “laying the groundwork for insurrection” in Nicaragua.

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