An Inside Costa Rica article titled US Seeks to Destabilize Nicaragua suggests, well, what the title says. It's one of those short it was said elsewhere articles. But, as I scanned it, it offered up the player that is supposed to be doing the dirtywork in Nicaragua, DynCorp. That sounded like it was at least worth a Google search.
It certainly was. On their own home page you find Protecting What Really Matters Supporting U.S. interests worldwide. The kind of slogan that makes you wonder what interests they are supporting in Nicaragua. To help illustrate the kind of interests they have been supporting elsewhere, Baghdad Bonanza offers some clues. DynCorp comes up as number 2 on the top 100 contractors list.
There is, of course, a lot more information but they are basically a private military contractor. The question is what are they doing in Nicaragua. The Inside Costa Rica article says they run CampTransparencia in Nicaragua and goes on to say
CampTransparencia has organized forums and other similar activities in Nicaragua. Its main cadres have experience in "regime change" operations.
Searching for CanpTransparencia lead me back to an assortment of articles in English and Spanish that really say no more. Sources include Prensa Latina, a Marxist mailing list and some assorted blogs. That doesn't necessarily make the allegations un-true but it sure donsn't tell us what is really happening as well. Anyone seen any "facts behind the rumors"?