The defense of democracy begins with the termination of dictatorships

Migration crisis on the border between Chile and Peru (AP Photo/Martín Mejía) (Martin Mejia/)

The Americas suffer migratory crises, drug trafficking, citizen insecurity, destabilization of governments and democratic institutions, manipulation of educational systems, attacks on freedom and human rights and a long chain of attacks that produce social and economic crises and there are only reactions to mitigate the symptoms. The cause of this process of destabilization and crisis is in the non-democratic regimes that produce and use these crimes. The defense of democracy and the peoples begins with the end of dictatorships.

Objective reality proves that In the Americas, the migratory crises suffered by democratic countries are caused by the humanitarian crises caused by the dictatorships of Cuba and Venezuela.; that the aggression of drug trafficking is carried out and supported by the dictatorships/narco-states of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua; that destabilization and cpermanent conspiracy against democratic governments comes from those same dictatorships as a transnational organized crime system; that the permanent conspiracy against economic and social stability is organized and operates from the Castrochavista dictatorships, exacerbating conflicts and carrying out confrontations.

Using international representationthe dictatorships of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua that subordinate paradictatorial governments of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Colombia attack international peace and security supporting -directly or with abstentions- Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the organization of a world bloc against democracy activated by Lula da Silva. They also do so by promoting the false narrative against the fight against drug trafficking and the impunity of known criminals whom they promote in elections.

throughout this century the dictatorships of 21st century socialism have the initiative with actions -generally criminal and in violation of human rights- that produce the migration crises, drug trafficking, insecurity, instability, social and economic crises, against which democratic governments are only reactive, seeking to mitigate the symptoms instead of taking initiatives against the causes. The absolute lack of identification of the enemy and state policies to comply with national and international obligations is the great strategic advantage that dictatorships have taken advantage of up to now.

The extreme of being reactive and being trapped in the ambush of dictatorships, of putting everyone in crisis and blaming democracy, are actions to help the dictatorial regimes of Cuba and Venezuela, tolerance towards those of Bolivia and Nicaragua, helping them with the hope that migration will be reduced or some political prisoners will be released, or a promise of freedom will be granted to the peoples, or the fallacy that in the next elections -in dictatorship- things can change.

The setbacks that dictatorships have suffered in their growth process -which is the same as the destabilization and destruction of free societies- was due only to isolated factors such as the free press that made public the transnational corruption of Lava Jato with impunity up to now in most countries; actions of independent judges who sentenced the criminals who held power, but without being able to execute sentences for annulments or concealment; narco-states identified but not recovered; the failed attempts to transition to democracy in Bolivia and Venezuela due to the submission of those who had to make a transition were part of the continuismo.

The objective result is less democracy and more dictatorship and dictatorships. More impunity and loss of credibility in the principles and values ​​of freedom, more drug states and drug trafficking with direct attacks on democratic societies, crisis in the economies of countries with democracy due to the cost of migratory and criminal pressure promoted by dictatorships, growing impossibility of governing well in a democracy without progressive submission to the criminal conditionalities of dictatorships.

There is no way for freedom and democracy to survive if their leaders do not objectively and clearly identify the enemy and take initiatives to cease the aggression and neutralize the aggressor. Addressing only the consequences and not the causes only aggravates the situation. It is about understanding that the defense of freedom and democracy begins with the termination of dictatorships, as a strategy, objective and fulfillment of the obligations contained in the Constitutions of each democratic country and in the Inter-American Democratic Charter, that of the United Nations , the Organization of American States, the Rome Statute, the Palermo Convention and more.

*Lawyer and Political Scientist. Director of the Inter-American Institute for Democracy

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