Taking advantage of the demonstrations that flared across Latin America at the end of 2019, outside actors worked to push legitimate social protest to violent extremes as a part of a deliberate destabilization strategy.
Washington can no longer take the Caribbean for granted. That means more than just impotently warning partners south of the hemisphere about China and Russia. Instead it will require more effective diplomacy and economic statecraft.
Reconstructing democracy and restoring social trust in Nicaragua is going to take significant time and effort. The current climate of political instability, economic crisis and international hostility make it impossible for Daniel Ortega to continue governing. So, what options are there?
At Global Americans, we’ve been following the crisis in Nicaragua very closely. For our latest interview we spoke to Richard Feinberg and discussed his recently published Brookings report “Nicaragua: Revolution and Restoration”
As the political crisis in Nicaragua continues to deepen, Global Americans’ Chris Sabatini and Ken Frankel from the Canadian Council of the Americas inaugurate their interview series, Two Gringos with Questions, by interviewing Nicaraguan Journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro.