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Too war mongering even for Donald Trump, John Bolton is sacked

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 10 September 2019 |

US national security advisor John Bolton, has been sacked by Donald Trump reportedly after months of tension over Bolton’s ideologically charged far right war mongering.

This was epitomised in a speech he made on 16 April to veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba when he announced fresh sanctions against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, his so called “troika of tyranny.”

He went on to proclaim that once this ‘troika’ is brought down, the Americas would be “the first free hemisphere in human history” from “the snowcapped Canadian Rockies to the glistening Straits of Magellan.”

John Bolton’s departure is good news for Latin America but it is to be hoped that he is not replaced by yet another Cold War relic.