Trump & The Tenuous Guatemala Migrant Deal—
One Last Attempt To Shoot The Moon And
Keep The Migrant Battle Off US Soil
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (a friend of Israel, Trump, and Christian America) has cancelled his planned trip to Washington, where he was expected to sign the “Safe Third Country” migration pact. Lame-duck President Morales is the last security partner and conservative leader this side of the Panamanian Isthmus. The Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) would significantly limit migrant passage from points south and authorize increased financial/security cooperation between the USA and Guatemala. It has been widely reported that Trump “cancelled” half a billion dollars in aid to the Northern Triangle. This is not really true. Trump did sign the “Build Act”, which reforms the aid transfer mechanism to those and other countries. The Build Act prevents such aid from falling under control of anti-American NGOs and communist deep state bureaus in the destination countries (making aid once again dependent on its use for the construction of free markets, stimulation of industrial/agricultural production, security of our common hemisphere, and suppression of foreign-backed narco-communist insurgencies.) The whole of the Morales presidency has been a bitter fight against communist elements, the most visible of which is the UN-run CICIG prosecution which has harried Morales constantly under the guise of “anticorruption”. The CICIG even made illegal armed entry into Morales’s presidential palace, the Casa Crema. Ultimately, Morales used armed military vehicles in a clear threat of force against CICIG and deported some of the leaders. Sadly, Morales and Guatemala are our best and strongest friends in the region.
Mexico-has a brand new communist president.
Belize-is a beautiful gem that could be conquered by a troop of monkeys, were they to rampage out of the Peten Jungle.
El Salvador-has a brand new ethnically Palestinian ultracommunist president.
Honduras-has a conservative president, weaker and even more embattled than Morales.
Nicaragua-is in open civil war; Daniel Ortega (a radical communist and thorn in the side of the west since the 1970s) is president.
Costa Rica-is a pacifist slave state with a long-abolished military.
Panama-has a brand new communist president.
Guatemala is the only place on the isthmus where the US can enact real security agreements without an actual invasion. The current (STCA) proposition has been stymied by an ambiguous ruling by the Constitutional Court (Guatemala’s highest). The court has also failed to prevent communist candidate Sandra Torres, the clear frontrunner going into the runoff election, from pursuing her run (by delaying her corruption indictment until her immunity from prosecution as a candidate was active). The court also stated in their ruling that any agreement reached by Morales would need congressional approval (effectively legislating from the bench and invalidating Morales’s presidential authority). The ruling is a gross perversion and a blatantly unconstitutional ploy to prevent the signing of a mutually beneficial security pact with the USA while a conservative president is still in power. Hopefully, President Morales will come to Washington to hammer out a deal; hopefully Trump is willing to roll up his sleeve far enough to lift Morales like Biblical Jeremiah out of the mire!