For Immediate Release
January 3, 2022
Hamilton Strategies, [email protected], Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102
As Peru Goes, So Goes the Western Hemisphere:
Tudela Sounds the Alarm, Will We Respond?
Center for Security Policy White Paper Dissects Communists’ Colonization Plans
WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of Latin America’s most eminent statesmen and freedom-fighters is urging the United States and the rest of what is left of the Free World to recognize the strategic danger posed to their own vital interests, as well as to the people of his region, by the Communist take-over of Peru earler this year. In a new White Paper issued by the Center for Security Policy’s (Center, centerforsecuritypolicy.org) Hemispheric Security Project today, former Peruvian First Vice President and Foreign Minister Francisco Tudela makes clear that—all other things being equal—the toxic “fundamental transformation” now underway in his pivotal nation at the hands of President Pedro Castillo and hostile powers like China, Russia and Iran, is now being planned not only for Chile, but for Colombia and Brazil as well.
Among the highlights of the White Paper entitled “The New Peruvian Government’s Threat to the Western Hemisphere” are the following observations:
- “A momentous, and increasingly dangerous, change has occurred on the South Pacific coast of Latin America with the election to the presidency of Peru on June 6, 2021 of the far left in the person of Pedro Castillo of the Marxist Leninist party Peru Libre. The United States and other freedom-loving nations are on notice that, unless addressed constructively and swiftly, the resulting problems will not be confined to Peru, or even to Latin America.”
- “In less than six months in office, the radical government of President Castillo has abandoned the pro-Western foreign policy of Peru and has abruptly changed sides, now aligning itself with China, Russia, Iran, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia and Argentina. President Castillo’s Peru Libre party is a full-fledged member of the Forum of Sao Paulo, the Latin American Communist International comprised of 124 hard-left and socialist parties, including the Communist Party of Cuba. The Forum and the Castillo government of Peru are strongly supported by the Russian and Chinese governments and media.”
- “Cosco Shipping Ports, the Chinese state-owned shipping and port management company, is now building a megaport 80 kilometer to the north of El Callao. It is the first port entirely built by China in all South America. With a surface area of 42 hectares, 400 meters of length, 59 meters of beam and a draft 17 meters deep, this megaport will be, according to Chinese authorities, the hub that will connect South America to the North Pacific and China through the Belt and Road Initiative.
“The port will be connected to the Pan-American Highway by a hardened concrete tunnel of 1.8 kilometers that will run under the town of Chancay for the transport of cargo—a curious feature that suggests a dual military-civilian use will be made of this facility that will be able to accommodate Super Post-Panamax E3 ships, but could also provide full logistic capacity for a PLA Navy Carrier Strike Force.”
- “Hostile world powers can parlay their partnership with Peru into important opportunities for geopolitical projection into the South American continent and strategic projection from the central west coast of South America to: south to Strait of Magellen, north to the Panama Canal and west to all of the Southern Pacific.”
- “Peru can also be used to achieve an end-run on the so-called “Pivot to Asia” strategy whereby the United States hoped to contain China in the North and West Pacific.”
- “The U.S. government and special interest groups within America should, of course, render support to those resisting the Marxist takeover of Peru, understanding that the key to further resistance in Peru lies with civil society and its capacity to promote political change with the support of the Peruvian Congress.
“For significant numbers of Americans to play such a role, however, they must first understand what is afoot in Peru and especially the geopolitical challenge posed by the presence of adversarial world powers there and in the region more generally. This need can begin to be met by affording the public access to sustained media coverage of Latin America so as to heighten awareness of the necessity of defending freedom throughout the hemisphere against neocolonialist experiments and attempts by our enemies in China, Russia and Iran to create enclaves in the nations of the hemisphere that would endanger U.S. security and trade.”
- “Public awareness is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition. Engagement at the highest political levels is also required. President James Monroe well understood the dangers posed by European colonial powers’ efforts to reestablish in his time their dominion over the region. His doctrine is, if anything, more needed now than ever in the face of the hemisphere’s perilous colonization at the hands of an international network of hostile actors comprised of state and sub-state ones, both indigenous and external to the hemisphere, and including Communists, Islamists and non-ideological drug cartels that use terrorism and political power to realize their toxic ambitions.”
- “Time is of the essence. The United States and the freedom-loving nations in the Western Hemisphere and outside it must understand that there is a fleeting window of opportunity before Peru’s Marxist regime consolidates its control of the Peruvian state and becomes entrenched and immune to change like those of Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Given that the whole of South America is in peril and taking into account what is at stake for the peoples of the Americas and the United States, this moment cannot be squandered, and concerted action must, instead, be promptly taken.” (Emphasis added throughout.)
Vice President Tudela also participated in a timely and highly informative webinar co-sponsored by the Center for Security Policy’s Hemispheric Security Project (securefreedom.org) and the Center for a Secure Free Society on December 16, 2021. It addessed: the consequences of the recent Peruvian election; the prospect that, thanks to the hostile forces—many of them from outside the hemisphere—that help most recently to engineer the radical left’s victory in Chile; and the resulting implications for regional and U.S. security. This webinar, with its call for a new “Monroe Initiative,” should be considered required viewing.
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