After the scandal occurred because of the no-fly disposition that fell to the presidential plane of the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, several Latin American countries, including Ecuador and Venezuela expressed their contempt and requested a correction for those actions.
Last night the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted a resolution that “condemns” the treatment given to President Morales, and called for governments of France, Italy and Portugal to give explanations and “appropriate apology” on the matter.
The resolution was amended several times during the meeting of the OAS Permanent Council. It eventually returned to its starting point of “condemning” the actions of European nations, whose representatives were unhappy after his explanations were not considered.
United States and Canada do not agree with the resolution.
The representative of Spain, Jorge Hevia, said that “at no time” they hampered the journey home of Evo Morales and reiterated apologies if it the actions of the Spanish ambassador in Vienna, Alberto Carenero were “misunderstood”, which according to Morales was to investigate the airplane.
Sebastiano Fulci, the Italian ambassador, asked that the mention of his country dismissed from the draft resolution submitted by Bolivia, with the support of Ecuador, Venezuela and Nicaragua, but this was not successful. Finally, the representative of France, Lorenzo Schiavi, regretted that his decision was due to a “technical error because of confusing an aircraft with another” and clarified that the confusion was “not of political nature.”