President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton [pictured], took to Twitter today to reiterate President Trump’s assertion that Ortega’s “days are numbered.” The administration’s apparent re-prioritization of Nicaragua is hastening as dual humanitarian and diplomatic crises persist in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela. In the eyes of Bolton and President Trump, two members of Latin America’s “Troika of Tyranny” are teetering on the edge of state failure.
The Ortega regime has sentenced three farm leaders to 550 years in prison for their roles in protests in 2018, where Ortega’s police forces reportedly killed 300 activists. As President Trump said Monday, Ortega’s days are numbered and the Nicaraguan people will soon be free.
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) February 20, 2019