The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, warned that he could “close” the embassy of the United States in La Paz, if they continue to ‘bother’ his government. This decision came after a wave of social and regional protests in Bolivia.
“I want to warn publically, and with no fear. If the United States embassy continues to bother Bolivia, the way it’s been doing it, the we better close the United States embassy in Bolivia, because we are anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist and anti-neoliberal,” affirmed Morales.
In the past weeks Bolivia has registered several social and regional protests of different natures. According to Morales such demonstrations are sponsored by the United States, despite the efforts of both countries to improve their diplomatic relations, because since 2008 there are no ambassadors.
By the end of 2008, Morales removed the North American ambassador, Philippe Goldberg and the anti-narcotics agency DEA after accusing them of plotting for the right. Morales is an indigenous leader with leftist tendencies and a strong critic of Washington. (AV)