The US, the Dominican Liberation Party and 2016

What I’m proposing here isn’t science fiction. It’s not a chapter from a century-old mystery novel or Edgar Allen Poe’s tale of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.”

It’s about a very real situation that shows signs of a plot against the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD).

I’m referring to the consistent comments made in public and private by high-ranking officials in the U.S. Department of State who have political ties to the Dominican Republic.

These comments include explicit remarks about how the United States would like to see Leonel Fernandez and the PLD out of the 2016 presidential election for various reasons.

First, it’s because they fear the consolidation of partisan leadership that would be out of their hands, managing its own geopolitical initiatives in the Caribbean.

Second, they want to preserve the status quo. They understand that this can provoke a sense of boredom and weariness among Dominicans, which can eventually lead to unrest or violence and an unstable situation.

Third, it’s because of PLD’s independent positions on topics of national interest like sovereignty, immigration and natural resources – interests that don’t quite match those of the United States and its hegemony.

The North Americans understand — and show with their attitude — that they have to stop Leonel Fernandez’s rise to the presidency, whether openly or secretly.

Maybe U.S. Ambassador James Wally Brewster’s visit to the attorney general of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Dominguez Brito, will give us some clues as to what exactly is taking place.

The U.S. understands that the PLD and its leaders are governing for themselves and are taking steps to strengthen their government, their power and their autonomy. That’s America’s dilemma. And I think it must be one of the most important points in their confidential discussions about the Dominican Republic.

As I said, they’re looking for a 2016 election without the PLD or Leonel Fernandez, and they’re putting their pieces in place to make it happen, but it’s going to be a bit more difficult once they realize just how broken the Dominican Republic’s party system is.

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