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Although many do not want to recognize it, the next elections in the United States are a clash of diametrically opposed economic, political and ideological positions. On one side, there is the Republican and current American President, Donald Trump, representing the traditional and more conservative values on which the United States was formed, developed and evolved. On the other side, there is the Democrat Joe Biden, today representing the most reformist wing, sympathetic to progressive ideas, allied with the most socialist politicians within the United States, such as Kamala Harris. People who want to change the American, capitalist model, based on individual freedoms, to give way to a model of statist ideals.
In that sense, it has been written that “populist” or “nationalist” leaders would be happy to see Trump succeed on November 3. The Atlantic, for example, reported on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, support on Trump.
Now, little has been said about which world leaders are waiting for Democrat Biden’s triumph. If one side has cheerleaders, the other is not far behind. And, surprise or not, the reality is that totalitarians, who are sympathetic to communism and socialism, are looking forward to a Democratic triumph. Here are some names:
Nicolas Maduro, the tyrant who wants a blue White House with Biden
The socialist tyrant, Nicolas Maduro, is perhaps the president who most wants a change of helm in Washington. Trump’s foreign policy towards Venezuela has been relentless. From economic sanctions that have affected the regime’s top officials – and Maduro himself – to political decisions, such as recognizing Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, that have caused Maduro’s regime a number of problems internationally.
So it comes as no surprise that Nicolas Maduro expects a change of administration, since with Trump the siege will be constant, while with Biden, relations may improve.
An article in The New York Times says Biden and his team of foreign policy advisors have already developed plans for the region that will seek to resurrect Obama-era initiatives.
According to the report, with Biden, the U.S. will no longer be a bully, that is, it will stop harassing the communist regimes of South and Central America.
The position is especially discouraging for the Venezuelan opposition, since it is possible that Biden will fully dismantle the strategy designed by the White House of disregarding Nicolas Maduro as head of state and would seek, consequently, to negotiate elections. As tragic as that would be for Venezuelans. Not for failing to recognize Guaido, but for returning Maduro to the international limelight.
But beyond the Times article, the second man of Chavismo, Diosdado Cabello, in one of his TV show, warned that the “Bolivarian breeze” was blowing through the region. And Cabello speculated: “maybe the Bolivarian breeze will come to the United States” on November 3, implying that there would be a change of command in the White House to the detriment of Trump and in favor of Joe Biden.
Diosdado Cabello warning that the “Bolivarian breeze” can reach the United States.
Furthermore, from the same networks of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), to which Maduro belongs, they have made political propaganda of Joe Biden’s supposed campaign promises to the Venezuelans. A clear revelation of intentions.
Xi Jinping and his bet for a more docile USA
Since last year, relations between China and the United States have reached their peak. The trade war and, now, a communicational and ideological war has been brewing and developing right under our noses. And, undoubtedly, the geopolitical board crosses Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
Trump has, in general, been an obstacle for China. The imposition of sanctions on Xi Jinping’s regime has somewhat undermined the Asian giant’s expansionist pretensions. The good harmony between Trump and India – a rival of China in the region – added to the support of Washington for Taiwan and Hong Kong also reveals a big problem for China: the US, under the Trump administration, wants to take away its influence in its region, just as it did with Iran.
“The only thing that is certain is that the relationship with Donald Trump is unsustainable. He has flooded the United States with strong anti-Chinese sentiment thanks to his aggressive and over-the-top speeches against us. Moreover, it does not stop provoking us with its sanctions, its interference in our internal affairs [in reference to the situation in Hong Kong and Taiwan] and the movements of its military in the South China Sea. It seems that what he wants is a war,” an official from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs told El Mundo.
The above quote is from a report in the Spanish newspaper entitled “China prefers Joe Biden in the White House,” in which it is stated that the “media and officials of the Asian government express their preference for Donald Trump’s Democratic rival and hope to be able to “dialogue” with him.
In addition, Joe Biden, in his role as vice president, designed a fairly friendly policy with China that gave the Xi Jinping regime ample room to grow. So it’s not surprising that the Chinese Communist Party looks favorably on an eventual Democratic victory.
Diaz Canel, representative of the Castros who misses Obama’s policy
One of the most tragic legacies of the Obama administration was its foreign policy, especially the normalization of relations with the Castro regime. This was sold as an achievement, but it was only a breath of fresh air for a totalitarian tyranny.
Biden, an important figure in the Obama administration, is strongly resisted by Cuban Americans, who claim that Joe intends to return to promoting Obama’s Cuba policy. In fact, five months ago, Spanish ABC correspondent Javier Ansorena reported a “wink from Biden to the most radical wing to resume relations with Cuba”.
In the Spanish newspaper was report: “Biden gave an interview to the CBS affiliate in Miami, Florida, where the largest Cuban-American community in the United States is concentrated, and the question soon arose: Will he return to Obama’s policies on Cuba if he is elected president,” the journalist asked. “Yes, for the most part, he would return to them,” acknowledged the fact that he was Vice President with Barack Obama.
But the latest news from the Times on Cuba, the Democrat’s advisers assured that Biden would seek to normalize relations with Raul Castro’s regime, calling it the “promising approach to achieving change on the island.”
“Biden’s advisers said they would seek common ground with Cuba and reverse some of the travel and remittance restrictions,” the NYT said.
In fact, this position on Cuba has been highly controversial, experts have said, and it could cost the state of Florida in the upcoming election. Trump, on the other hand, has reversed Obama’s policy of openness and has benefited from his strong discourse against totalitarianism in the Americas. In fact, in his latest plan presented for Latinos, called the “American Dream Plan,” in the section “preserving freedom,” he promises that he will continue to fight against the socialist tyrannies of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
The Trump administration’s sanctions against the Castro regime drowned out Cuba’s finances. The last major news was that more than 400 Western Union branches left the island. Undoubtedly the dictator Díaz Canel, and the Castro’s, are others who want a change of helm of the White House.
Daniel Ortega, a case similar to Maduro
As with Maduro – but on a smaller scale of communication – the Sandinista regime led by Daniel Ortega was also strongly affected by Donald Trump’s policies.
In the previously cited New York Times article, Nicaragua is somewhat overlooked, barely mentioned once, but the revelations come with Biden’s intentions for Cuba and Venezuela.
Ortega, of course, would not frown upon a rapprochement with Washington, especially when he still has all the institutions of the state under his thumb, including electoral justice.
The Democratic candidate has shown himself to be “forceful”, since he has said that he will not lift the strong sanctions imposed by Trump on Ortega and has also stated that there must be international pressure against the tyrant and his wife, Rosario Murillo. The problem? According to the Democrat, the route is to seek “free elections”, which is a funnel that favors the Sandinista; since he controls the electoral justice and will never accept credibly free elections. An identical case to the Venezuelan one in that sense.
This is not a minor fact: both the official Sandinista and “the opposition” are very similar ideologically to the progressive Democratic wing. For example, Gioconda Belli, a Sandinista intellectual and politician of yesteryear – who now claims to be against the Ortega regime – has expressed her support for Biden and Obama. She compares Trump to Obama, but admires Pablo Iglesia and Podemos, allies of Chavismo. A line that is followed by the leftist opposition in Nicaragua, which has ended up positioning itself very close to Ortega’s collaborationism, and very far from the line of struggle against tyranny. Something very similar to what happened with the Venezuelan opposition.
Although Nicaragua was only mentioned once in the Times article, and only to mention the Troika of Tyranny, the reality is that if Washington intends to improve relations with Cuba and Venezuela, Managua will probably not be left behind.
Tehran, very attentive to the United States
Hassan Rohani, leader of the Ayatollah, is another leader who will be very attentive to the upcoming elections.
The Iranian regime has been, without a doubt, the most affected by the foreign policy of the Trump administration. The loss of influence in the region is diametrically opposed to what was achieved during the Obama era. In order to achieve that nuclear agreement, which earned him a Nobel Prize, Obama had to give a wide margin of action to the world’s criminal organizations.
This is why initiatives like the Cassandra Project have been torpedoed by the Obama administration, provoking a great growth in the Hezbollah terrorist organization, a great ally of Tehran.
Since Trump’s arrival at the White House, the economic and political strain has been great. The Iranian regime is increasingly weakened in financial terms, its political gains are shrinking, and its influence in the Middle East is shrinking. Because of this, there have even been attempts to undermine Trump’s re-election.
According to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Iran had specifically sent “spoof” emails to Americans designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and harm the president.
For his part, the director of the U.S. National Center for Counterintelligence and Security, Bill Evanina, said that Iran “seeks to undermine America’s democratic institutions, President Trump and divide the country before the election”.
He noted that the regime’s motivation is driven by the perception that an eventual re-election of Trump would mean continued pressure from the White House for political change in Iran. In that sense, the peace agreements, the normalization of relations between Arab nations and Israel, and the strengthening of Western allies in the Middle East have led to several setbacks for the Ayatollah’s regime. And this Trump achieved without starting any war, not even after he removed one of Iran’s main men: the terrorist Soleimani.
Barack Obama’s foreign policy, driven by Joe Biden, and the possibility that it will be reborn with a hypothetical mandate from the Democrat, is a hopeful ray of light for a regime that is in a downward spiral.
As Joe Biden said in an opinion piece for CNN: “There’s a smarter way to be tough on Iran,” that goodistic, diplomatic and conciliatory logic applied by Obama at the time, reincarnated in Joe Biden now, is just what Tehran is waiting for to save itself from an ever closer collapse.
Evo: If Trump loses, I’ll party
While the man on the list is no longer a leader, it would be a mistake to separate him from the recently elected President Luis Arce of the Movement Toward Socialism.
Evo Morales, who committed electoral fraud and has been accused of constantly violating Bolivia’s constitution in order to design electoral rules at will, is a firm ally of the most populist, radical and dangerous left in Latin America.
After fleeing his country to end up protected in Buenos Aires, he decided to go visit his “comrade in arms”, Nicolás Maduro, in Venezuela. On his return to Argentina, in a recent interview with EFE, the former Bolivian dictator – that’s what you should call those who change the rules of the game to perpetrate themselves in power – had an outburst of sincerity and said that, if Trump lost, he would celebrate.
Petro, the guerrilla who remembers the ghost of Chavez and makes cause with the FARC
Colombian Gustavo Petro is a former militant guerrilla of the M-19 insurgent group, a Colombian senator and a danger to democracy in Latin America. A declared socialist, with populist overtones, he is very reminiscent of Hugo Chavez, the driving force behind 21st Century Socialism in the region. Hand in hand with Havana, of course.
A few days ago, in a case similar to Morales, Petro had a moment of authenticity to spread the “Colombians with Biden” movement, but not in a media outlet, but through his Twitter account.
“Colombians with Biden” is being set up in the US. From Florida in support of all humanity. Very good,” said the socialist leader.
But while for some this is not a show of direct support, earlier, on CNN, Petro assured that, if he could vote in the United States, “I would vote for Biden, without a doubt.”
One key point should not be forgotten: Petro, in addition to being a former guerrilla and a declared socialist – of the most radical kind – also makes political capital out of the FARC. They are very close. This is also linked to the Democratic candidate, because in 2014 Joe Biden gave the go-ahead to the process of dialogues between Colombia and the FARC, giving him his full support. This misnamed “peace process” ended up being very harmful to Colombia.
Just as there are nationalist, patriotic and right-wing world leaders, such as VOX, Bolsonaro or another already mentioned; who support Trump, on the other side, on the more totalitarian and radical side of the left, even if they keep their intentions to themselves and are more careful to declare, they also have a candidate: Joe Biden.
This election in the United States faces two poles: those who defend conservative, free-market values and who rely on individualism; and those who sympathize with or directly promote socialist, progressive and globalist ideas. In the end, it is entirely logical that left-wing totalitarian leaders want a Biden victory.