from Mint Press News
The Guardian, The Washington Post, the BBC and NPR have assigned an American anthropologist with no previous journalistic experience to cover the crisis in Nicaragua.
The novice reporter, named Carl David Goette-Luciak, has published
pieces littered with falsehoods that reinforce the opposition’s
narrative promoting regime change while relying almost entirely on
An investigation for MintPress reveals
that Goette-Luciak has forged intimate ties to the opposition, and has
essentially functioned as its publicist under journalistic cover. Having
claimed to work in the past as an anthropologist and “human rights
defender,” Goette-Luciak operated side-by-side with activists from a
U.S.-backed opposition party known as the Sandinista Renovation
Movement, or MRS. As we will see in this investigation, U.S.
government-funded organizations have supplied the MRS with millions of
dollars worth of election assistance, and continue to fund its activists
by funding their NGO’s and social media training.
Goette-Luciak now lists himself as
“director of investigations” for an obscure outlet called Radio
Ciudadana that was founded a month before the chaos erupted last April.
That outlet’s founder, Azucena “Chena” Castillo, is an outspoken member
of the MRS party who has devoted herself to the government’s overthrow.
Goette-Luciak’s social-media profile reveals intimate ties to numerous
MRS leaders and, in a recently deleted podcast interview, he has
described his own work to encourage indigenous opposition to the
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