RealNews

US fails in effort to derail Ortega presidential bid

In what critics call another sign of waning American influence in Central and Latin America, an “all-out” effort by the United States to convince Nicaraguans not to elect former Sandinista president Daniel Ortega to a second term has apparently failed. The Houston Chronicle reports that the “high-profile” push to stop Mr. Ortega included warnings – made by a former US ambassador, members of Congress, and even Oliver North, who was deeply involved in the Iran-Contra scandal in the ’80s – that the US would cut off its $220 millions of aid if Ortega was elected. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.