Series: How do countries adopt multipolarity – The case of Nicaragua.
In the basic overview on what multipolarity is, we noted that the requirements are distinct. The countries that are emerging through the fog of the last years of a single polar hegemon, have distinct traditions, distinct cultures, distinct ways of managing their economy, distinct institutions, distinct needs, desires and aspirations.
This series of videos is all about Nigaragua. You know, the country that came through the Iran Contra scandal, was overthrown in one way or another various times, the last attempt in 2021, but with feet on the ground and focus on building their country under their slogan of the Sandinista revolution.
Following is a recent statement and short 3 minute statement by Representatives of North American delegations in solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution. Nicaragua to my mind is the little engine that could, as they are not free from meddling yet by the hegemon, but their resistance is epic, while they build their country.
In terms of Covid, Nicaragua followed their own methodology. They would not be dictated to by anyone, and they designed their methodology with the help of Cuba and other Latin American countries. Nicaragua is one of the only countries (China of course is one) that came through the Covid period and could still report a small but real rate of growth. Max Blumenthal interviews Sonia Castro, lead advisor to the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, on the Sandinista government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Castro explains why, despite heavy criticism, her government did not follow World Health Organization guidance to lock down the population and instead kept schools and businesses open.She also discusses her government’s guidance to prescribe off-patent early treatments against Covid and its ongoing, Cuban and Russian-assisted national vaccination campaign. This interview was conducted in Managua in February 2022.
Looking at this material, you can begin to understand the methods of China, who started their miracle by raising people and serfs up, out of poverty. This is then the multipolar maxim of development and caring for your people. The Nicaraguans are proud of their country, they see the progress and they resist continual attempts at overthrow. Camilla and Ollie Vargas are a pleasure to listen to. These following videos are constructed in two parts: first a interview with some of the new leadership by Camilla, and then Ollie takes over to discuss some form of culture in the second part.
Nicaragua’s Minister of Tourism Anasha Campbell discusses tourism with poverty alleviation and human development. Anasha is a creole Afro-descendant Nicaraguan born in Bluefields on the South Autonomous Caribbean coast and has been Minister of Tourism for the last seven years and the plans have at the center the Nicaraguan people, poverty alleviation, ecology conservation and development.
The final interview is with the Nicaraguan Presidential Advisor Laureano Ortega Murillo. The discussion is the Sandinista government’s strategic cooperation with Russia, China, and Iran. Laureano is Nicaragua’s Presidential Advisor for Investment, Trade and International Cooperation; the Director of INCANTO; and an opera singer.
Let’s keep our eyes on Nigaragua, this little engine of 6.5 million people that work with their friends and put their people first. No more overthrows! What I see while learning from countries that are transitioning to multipolarity, is that their young people are involved, they are enthusiastic, they communicate everything with the people, and they actively work for poverty alleviation.