William J. Perry Center For Hemispheric Defense Studies

William J. Perry Center For Hemispheric Defense Studies Building a community of security and defense professionals, promoting global cooperation. Construyendo una comunidad de profesionales de seguridad y defensa, promoviendo una cooperación global.

As of April 2, 2013, is known as the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (Perry Center) in honor of Dr. Perry, the 19th Secretary of Defense, who proposed founding the center more than 15 years ago at the II Defense Ministers of the Americas Conference.

Operating as usual

You are invited to a new event on Tuesday, September 14 at 1530-1700 EDT (Washington DC Time, UTC-4)Webinar: "Homeland D...
09/03/2021

You are invited to a new event on Tuesday, September 14 at 1530-1700 EDT (Washington DC Time, UTC-4)

Webinar: "Homeland Defense is a Global Effort: A Conversation with General VanHerck, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM"

Event in English (with simultaneous translation into Spanish) and open to the public.

Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_V3nl2I2nSdOM_rXUb4nTRA

You are invited to a new event on Tuesday, September 14 at 1530-1700 EDT (Washington DC Time, UTC-4)

Webinar: "Homeland Defense is a Global Effort: A Conversation with General VanHerck, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM"

Event in English (with simultaneous translation into Spanish) and open to the public.

Register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_V3nl2I2nSdOM_rXUb4nTRA

08/31/2021
Have you registered yet?Upcoming event: Webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean"Tomorrow T...
08/11/2021

Have you registered yet?

Upcoming event: Webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Tomorrow THURSDAY, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4)

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

Have you registered yet?

Upcoming event: Webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Tomorrow THURSDAY, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4)

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

Upcoming event: Webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean"THURSDAY, August 12 at 1830-2000 E...
08/09/2021

Upcoming event: Webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean"

THURSDAY, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4)

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

Upcoming event: Webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean"

THURSDAY, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4)

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

Have you registered yet?Join us this THURSDAY, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4) for the webinar “Ch...
08/09/2021

Have you registered yet?

Join us this THURSDAY, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4) for the webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean" hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies of the Army of Peru (CEEEP) and the Perry Center.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

Have you registered yet?

Join us this THURSDAY, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4) for the webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean" hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies of the Army of Peru (CEEEP) and the Perry Center.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

08/06/2021
New webinar coming up!Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4) for the webinar “China'...
07/30/2021

New webinar coming up!
Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4) for the webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean" in which the Center for Strategic Studies of the Army of Peru (CEEEP) and the Perry Center came together to analyze the situation.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

New webinar coming up!
Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4) for the webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean" in which the Center for Strategic Studies of the Army of Peru (CEEEP) and the Perry Center came together to analyze the situation.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4) for the webinar “China's Growing Influence in...
07/22/2021

Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 1830-2000 EDT (Washington DC time UTC-4) for the webinar “China's Growing Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean" in which the Center for Strategic Studies of the Army of Peru (CEEEP) and the Perry Center came together to analyze the situation.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English.

Please register here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

Los esperamos el jueves 12 de agosto a las 1830-2000 EDT (hora de Washington, UTC-4) para el webinar “La creciente influencia China en América Latina y el Caribe" en el que el Centro de Estudios Estratégicos de Ejército de Perú (CEEEP) y el Centro Perry se unirán para analizar la situación.

Para registrarse haga clic aquí: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_00s8NrKWSaquxzA3tFzg4g

Please join us TODAY, Tuesday July 20 at 1700 (Washington DC time UTC-4) for our virtual event with Deputy Assistant Sec...
07/20/2021

Please join us TODAY, Tuesday July 20 at 1700 (Washington DC time UTC-4) for our virtual event with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mr. Daniel P. Erikson, as he discusses the Biden-Harris Administration defense and security priorities in the Western Hemisphere.

To register click here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ImGzcM3fROmfh3CltZ0kHQ

The event will be in English and there will be simultaneous interpretation to Spanish available.

Please join us TODAY, Tuesday July 20 at 1700 (Washington DC time UTC-4) for our virtual event with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mr. Daniel P. Erikson, as he discusses the Biden-Harris Administration defense and security priorities in the Western Hemisphere.

To register click here: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ImGzcM3fROmfh3CltZ0kHQ

The event will be in English and there will be simultaneous interpretation to Spanish available.

We are only 1 day away from our virtual event with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defens...
07/19/2021

We are only 1 day away from our virtual event with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mr. Daniel P. Erikson, as he discusses the Biden-Harris Administration defense and security priorities in the Western Hemisphere. To register for tomorrow's virtual event at 5pm EST: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ImGzcM3fROmfh3CltZ0kHQ

We are only 1 day away from our virtual event with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mr. Daniel P. Erikson, as he discusses the Biden-Harris Administration defense and security priorities in the Western Hemisphere. To register for tomorrow's virtual event at 5pm EST: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ImGzcM3fROmfh3CltZ0kHQ

07/09/2021
Save the date:  join us on July 20 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mr. Daniel Erikson, discusses the Biden...
07/08/2021

Save the date: join us on July 20 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mr. Daniel Erikson, discusses the Biden-Harris Administration defense and security priorities in the Western Hemisphere. Registration link https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ImGzcM3fROmfh3CltZ0kHQ

Save the date: join us on July 20 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mr. Daniel Erikson, discusses the Biden-Harris Administration defense and security priorities in the Western Hemisphere. Registration link https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ImGzcM3fROmfh3CltZ0kHQ

06/15/2021

Conferencia sobre “Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad”
Este evento que se llevara a cabo de manera virtual el Miércoles 16 de junio del 2021, de 0900 a 1300 horas desde Washington D.C. mediante Plataforma Zoom y el Canal de YouTube de la Junta Interamericana de Defensa (JID), y tiene por finalidad difundir experiencias exitosas y lecciones aprendidas con respecto a la integración de la perspectiva de género en las FFAA y Fuerzas de Seguridad de las Américas.
En esta conferencia se presentarán y difundirán conocimientos, lecciones aprendidas y experiencias exitosas sobre la integración de la perspectiva de género en el Campo de la Defensa y la Seguridad, particularmente en operaciones de paz, en operaciones militares y de seguridad, en educación, reclutamiento y desarrollo de las mujeres militares, etc. Experiencias de gran valor que serán presentadas a los participantes con la finalidad de incrementar sus conocimientos profesionales en estos temas que implican un desafío tanto para los tomadores de decisiones como para el personal operativo (nivel táctico y operacional)
Público Objetivo:
• Fuerzas Armadas de los países miembros de la JID.
• Centros de Pensamiento.
• Escuelas o Colegios Militares.
• Escuelas o Colegios de Policía.
• Instituciones Gubernamentales.
• Unidades Militares operativas.
• Orientado hacia personal de las Unidades operativas (Nivel Táctico y Operacional)
Temas:
Integración de la perspectiva de género en el Campo de la Defensa y la Seguridad:
• Operaciones de Paz.
• Educación y capacitación de la mujer militar
• Reclutamiento, permanencia y desarrollo en la carrera militar.
• Retos y desafíos para las mujeres en las Fuerzas Armadas y Fuerzas de Seguridad.
Expositores:
• De la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA).
• Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja.
• Fuerzas Armadas de los países miembros de la JID.
• Centros de Pensamiento relacionados al tema.
• Instituciones asociadas que tienen convenio con la JID.
Se contará con ponentes de todo el hemisferio con mucha experiencia en el tema, los cuales tendrán traductores en los idiomas inglés, portugués y español.
NOTA: LOS PARTICIPANTES QUE LOGREN PARTICIPAR RECIBIRÁN UN CERTIFICADO DE LA JID.
Suscripciones en: www. jid. org
Mayores informaciones a santolalla. [email protected] jid. org

Photos from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)'s post
06/15/2021

Photos from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)'s post

Yesterday the Perry Center hosted a virtual visit by students from Mexico’s Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (CESNA...
06/10/2021

Yesterday the Perry Center hosted a virtual visit by students from Mexico’s Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (CESNAV) Maestria en Seguridad Nacional. Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim greeted the group and discussions focused on Cybersecurity and Transnational Threats in the Americas, with presentations by Dr. Boris Saavedra and Professor Celina Realuyo. We look forward to hosting future CESNAV Master’s students in person and wish this year’s cohort the best of luck. #StrengtheningPartnerships

Yesterday the Perry Center hosted a virtual visit by students from Mexico’s Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (CESNAV) Maestria en Seguridad Nacional. Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim greeted the group and discussions focused on Cybersecurity and Transnational Threats in the Americas, with presentations by Dr. Boris Saavedra and Professor Celina Realuyo. We look forward to hosting future CESNAV Master’s students in person and wish this year’s cohort the best of luck. #StrengtheningPartnerships

Happy Independence Day to our colleagues and friends from Guyana!
05/26/2021

Happy Independence Day to our colleagues and friends from Guyana!

Happy Independence Day to our colleagues and friends from Guyana!

Last week the Perry Center welcomed Caribbean defense and security professionals for a Caribbean-focused virtual seminar...
05/19/2021

Last week the Perry Center welcomed Caribbean defense and security professionals for a Caribbean-focused virtual seminar on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief that also explored threats from climate change. Our thanks to CDEMA - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, United Nations OCHA, National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and National Defense University President LTG General Michael Plehn for their valuable contributions to our discussions. #StrengtheningPartnerships

Last week the Perry Center welcomed Caribbean defense and security professionals for a Caribbean-focused virtual seminar on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief that also explored threats from climate change. Our thanks to CDEMA - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, United Nations OCHA, National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and National Defense University President LTG General Michael Plehn for their valuable contributions to our discussions. #StrengtheningPartnerships

05/17/2021

Watch Today at 11:15 AM EDT on Facebook Live:

#SOUTHCOM's Lt. Gen. Andrew Croft talks with Alison August Treppel of the Organization of American States (OAS) during #HSC2021 about the U.S. military's role in strengthening partnerships and countering threats in #LatinAmerica and the #Caribbean.

Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy | FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

The Perry Center welcomed regional defense and security professionals from 13 countries last week for a Spanish-language...
05/07/2021

The Perry Center welcomed regional defense and security professionals from 13 countries last week for a Spanish-language virtual seminar on Combating Transnational Threat Networks. The group examined threat networks comprised of transnational criminal organizations and external state actors whose illegal activities generate violence and instability in communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. Participants analyzed case studies and explored how countries have employed policies to counter these transnational threats. We thank the participants, guest speakers, course director Professor Celina Realuyo, and the Perry Center team for a productive week focused on this regional priority. #StrengtheningPartnerships

The Perry Center welcomed regional defense and security professionals from 13 countries last week for a Spanish-language virtual seminar on Combating Transnational Threat Networks. The group examined threat networks comprised of transnational criminal organizations and external state actors whose illegal activities generate violence and instability in communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. Participants analyzed case studies and explored how countries have employed policies to counter these transnational threats. We thank the participants, guest speakers, course director Professor Celina Realuyo, and the Perry Center team for a productive week focused on this regional priority. #StrengtheningPartnerships

We look forward to seeing you TODAY Tuesday, May 4 at 19:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4) for the webinar “The Blurred Battlefield”....
05/04/2021

We look forward to seeing you TODAY Tuesday, May 4
at 19:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4) for the webinar “The Blurred Battlefield”.

This event will be in English.

Please register at the following link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ebTfxO9kQMeE1aS5X5QYJg

Speaker CDR (ret.) Patrick Paterson, Perry Center Professor of Practice, will present his new book “The Blurred Battlefield: The Perplexing Conflation of Humanitarian and Criminal Law in Contemporary Conflicts.”

Dr. William Godnick, Perry Center Professor of Practice, will moderate the session.

We look forward to seeing you TODAY Tuesday, May 4
at 19:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4) for the webinar “The Blurred Battlefield”.

This event will be in English.

Please register at the following link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ebTfxO9kQMeE1aS5X5QYJg

Speaker CDR (ret.) Patrick Paterson, Perry Center Professor of Practice, will present his new book “The Blurred Battlefield: The Perplexing Conflation of Humanitarian and Criminal Law in Contemporary Conflicts.”

Dr. William Godnick, Perry Center Professor of Practice, will moderate the session.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 4 at 19:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4) for the webinar “The Blurred Battlefield”. Th...
04/27/2021

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 4 at 19:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4) for the webinar “The Blurred Battlefield”.

This event will be in English.

Speaker CDR (ret.) Patrick Paterson, Perry Center Professor of Practice, will present his new book “The Blurred Battlefield: The Perplexing Conflation of Humanitarian and Criminal Law in Contemporary Conflicts.”

Dr. William Godnick, Perry Center Professor of Practice, will moderate the session.

Please register at the following link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ebTfxO9kQMeE1aS5X5QYJg

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 4 at 19:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4) for the webinar “The Blurred Battlefield”.

This event will be in English.

Speaker CDR (ret.) Patrick Paterson, Perry Center Professor of Practice, will present his new book “The Blurred Battlefield: The Perplexing Conflation of Humanitarian and Criminal Law in Contemporary Conflicts.”

Dr. William Godnick, Perry Center Professor of Practice, will moderate the session.

Please register at the following link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ebTfxO9kQMeE1aS5X5QYJg

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The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies is a Department of Defense Regional Center for Security Studies. The institution provides opportunities for the study of security and defense issues relating to a specified geographic region of the world and serves as a forum for bilateral and multilateral research, communication, and exchange of ideas involving civilian and military participants. It is under academic affiliation with the National Defense University. The views and opinions expressed on the Perry Center’s page do not necessarily represent those of the Center. This page is a space for interaction and discussion between students, staff, alumni, and anyone else interested in the Center. We ask that you’re respectful in your comments. We reserve the right to remove any: • Abusive or personal attacks • Material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other entity • Third party advertising • Chain letters or ‘spam’ We also reserve the right to terminate involvement by users who post such content. For your safety, never include your phone number, email, address or other personal information in a post. Your comments are visible to all. As well as the above, it’s also worth taking note of Facebook’s terms of use.

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Dear Arctic eTalks colleagues and friends, On behalf of USNORTHCOM and the Command’s “The Watch < Caution-https://thewatch-magazine.com/ > ” Magazine, United States European Command (USEUCOM), United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), and the Center for Arctic Security and Resilience (CASR < Caution-https://www.uaf.edu/casr/ > ) - University of Alaska Fairbanks, we would like to invite you to our August 2021 Arctic eTalks distinguished speaker presentation on "The United States Coast Guard - Our Arctic Partnerships: Safety, Security, and Environmental Stewardship" by Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin, Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Coast Guard Defense Force East on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 0800 AK/ 1000 MT/ 1200 EST/ 1800 CET. The Arctic eTalks is a monthly forum for open discussion (non-attribution, Chatham House Rule) in key issues affecting the Circumpolar Arctic for academics, defense and security professional, and military leaders from Canada, Finland, Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland and Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States, as well as the United Kingdom and Germany. This event is presented along with our valued Arctic eTalks partners at the United States Coast Guard Headquarters, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and Coast Guard Defense Force East VADM Poulin will provide a 30-minute presentation with slides which will be followed by a 60-minute Q&A session (non-attribution) that will be moderated by Mr. Shannon Jenkins, USCG and Dr. Adam Lajeunesse, Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Canadian Arctic Maritime Security Policy, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada. Note: Past Arctic eTalks presentations are posted on our Arctic eTalks website < Caution-https://www.uaf.edu/casr/projects/arctic-etalks.php > . However, the Q&A discussions are not posted and open only to registered Arctic eTalks participants during the live event. Please register at the following link: https://alaska.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I1uUp6HIRvSAIXiWzXEmgg Event website: https://www.uaf.edu/casr/activities/etalks_aug_2021.php
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Excelentes profesionales, de una gran institución académica, con supremacía mundial, primero Dios sigo teniendo la oportunidad de recibir más de esos conocimientos estratégicos prospectivos, para bien de mi país, Guatemala.
[14:43, 3/5/2018] Marguevara: Lo sucedido el 19 de abril en Nicaragua rebasa cualquier canon. Personalmente, me suscribo a temas internacionales. Pero este asunto fresco es una tragedia inaceptable que a todos nos ha conmovido. Y no puede pasar inadvertido por la irreflexión de los que usan el poder, sin respetar a los que tienen una conciencia distinta, unos valores diversos, y creen en la libertad como bien supremo. Mi punto: la cantaleta ideológica vendida se desmorona por sus propios errores: la mentira, el engaño y la represión. Se desgajaron las máscaras. Se corrieron los telones. El drama dejó al descubierto la farsa de luces tenebrosas. Moros y cristianos ahora ven las intenciones en los descubiertos rostros y las miradas culpables de los que manejan el poder total. No hay alternativas a la democracia liberal occidental. El socialismo latinoamericano es un mendrugo envenenado, una trampa grotesca, una vehemente obsesión dictatorial de frutos palpables. Venezuela es un Estado fallido; Cuba un país-rehén desde hace medio siglo; Bolivia una sociedad dividida y enfrentada, gobernada por un títere ignaro; y en Nicaragua han ido muriendo ley, derechos e instituciones. Cuando faltan los valores como el respeto, la tolerancia y la libertad, hay un regreso antropológico a la caverna. La ciclicidad de los hechos políticos acá se confirma. Además, Hegel diría: “Toda esencia conlleva en sí el germen de su propia destrucción”. Si el marxismo es hegeliano, entonces que le pongan atención a todos los dictados de su credo dogmático que han visto como sentencia fatalista. ¿Y no es que se llenan la boca pontificando sobre historia? El deslustrado socialismo del siglo XXI se descoyunta vertiginosamente en los reductos donde se atrinchera. ¿Por qué? Ellos se autodestruyen. Han dictado todo sin dar lugar a la disensión, a la crítica, a la pluralidad. No comprenden que la democracia ennoblece, dignifica, enaltece. Si no hubieran reprimido, nunca habrían llegado a este escenario insoportable. ¿Han pensado que lo único que les hubiera permitido figurar más tiempo en la palestra política habría sido respetar los valores que niegan a sus adversarios: derechos, igualdad ante la ley, libertades políticas? No lo comprenden. Prefieren el garrote y la piedra. Esos son los referentes de su educación. Son así porque creen que su ideología es un dogma que se debe imponer. El que no piensa como ellos es un enemigo. ¿Ese es el hombre nuevo que quieren como modelo para el futuro? En política los que asumen el poder total para gobernar ―sin controles― se engañan. Se llenan de estadísticas falsas; hacen manifestaciones donde los “protestantes” son empleados públicos, obligados por temor. ¿Y cómo pueden saberse confiados si solo usan coacción, intimidación y represión? El poder usado ante los gobernados pierde su fuerza moral y legitimidad, cuando quiere sojuzgar a otros. Lo sucedido en Nicaragua es trágico, degradante. ¿Quién apoya a los represores por creerse dueños absolutos del poder? ¿Es este un punto de inflexión para el minúsculo clan de países secuestrados por los socialistas? Cuando esta izquierda sigloveintiunesca reflexione acerca de sus errores cometidos, se dará cuenta que enseñar valores les tenía que pregonar odio e intolerancia. Los valores granjean respeto para sí; la represión, repulsión. El que gobierna aduciendo defender a los pobres, y vive como millonario, destroza sus propios argumentos. El que lucha contra una dictadura y luego sigue los mismos métodos y prácticas del destronado, ¿en qué se diferencia del vencido? Si en el mundo hay 196 Estados-naciones, ¿enumeren 10 aliados que tengan que les respalden incondicionalmente? ¡Sus únicos aliados son todos aquellos que en sus respectivos países también persiguen a sus ciudadanos por pensar distinto! Si el cuento es que los enemigos son de derecha. Bueno, reflexiono: la derecha no es como la pintan. Debe tener algo de fascinante: porque los refugiados que huyen buscan países de derecha; los perseguidos políticos se van a países de derecha; los que progresan viven en países de derecha; los que hablan con plenas libertades viven en países de derecha; los que producen grandes inventos viven en países de derecha. Las voces que apoyan la democracia vienen de todas partes: de las naciones vecinas, las latinoamericanas, las europeas, las naciones decentes, los organismos multilaterales, los organismos internacionales defensores de los derechos humanos, y hasta muchos de ellos, que poco a poco han ido abriendo los ojos. Ya la gran mayoría de los nicaragüenses está consciente de que las cantaletas repetidas incansablemente―son cuentos vacíos. Ahora, sin asombro, vemos los antifaces caídos en el tablado. [14:44, 3/5/2018] Marguevara: Escrito del Dr. Orlando López Selva
II Parte
Estimada Comunidad hemisférica. He sido crítica por muchos años con CHDS, pues he sentido que academicamente tenemos sintonía, pero noto frialdad en comentar las realidades que vivimos en nuestros países. Marìa Teresa y Luisa Parraguez, espero motiven a un conversatorio productivo, sobre instrumentos internacionales que son recomendables para contrarestar este autoritarismo.