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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:42 AM

Bolivia accuses United States of plotting against Morales

6 January 2013 Last updated at 21:54 ET
Bolivia accuses United States of plotting against Morales

Bolivia has "irrefutable evidence" that the US has been working to destabilise the government of President Evo Morales, a senior minister has said.

Minister of the Presidency Juan Ramon Quintana said proof of improper activities involving the US embassy would be given to President Obama.

Mr Morales expelled the US ambassador in 2008 after accusing him of plotting against his government.

A charge d'affaires heads the embassy in La Paz.

More:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20929211

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Reply Bolivia accuses United States of plotting against Morales (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
PuraVidaDreamin Jan 2013 #1
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #2
joshcryer Jan 2013 #3
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 #4
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 #5
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #6
sabrina 1 Jan 2013 #9
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #10
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 #7
joshcryer Jan 2013 #8
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #11
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:32 AM

1. What do they have that we want?

Its most likely in, the best interest of our national security.
Man I dispise that saying.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:33 AM

2. Bolivia slams US over 'irrefutable evidence' of meddling

Bolivia slams US over 'irrefutable evidence' of meddling
Published: 07 January, 2013, 13:00

Bolivia has “concrete evidence” that the US is plotting to destabilize the Latin American nation, Minister Juan Ramon Quintana said. Proof of US “harassment” of the Bolivian government will be handed over to President Obama, he added.

The Bolivian government is “scrupulously following” US activity in Bolivia, Minister for the Bolivian Presidency Quintana said in a press conference

“There is so much evidence to hand over to the President of the USA to say to him: Stop harassing the Bolivian government, stop politically cornering and ambushing us!” Quintana stressed. He added that investigations into drug-trafficking and human rights abuses would reveal a “permanent battle” waged by the US to impede progress in Bolivia.

“In the offensive against the government there are no visible subjects… What we’re seeing are the political machinations of the US Embassy,” which seeks to damage the image of the Bolivian government, Quintana said.

More:
http://rt.com/news/morales-us-plot-bolivia-483/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:57 AM

3. I hope they make it public.

Sounds like they're pissed that the US thinks that they are a narco state.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:46 AM

4. a new conspiracy theory for the new year

first Ecuador and now Bolivia. Obama must be preparing to implement his big intervention in latin america now that he need not worry about reelection if you believe the chavistas here.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:17 PM

5. yep, and a bit more info. It sounds like Bolivia doesn't like the US reports

Aseguró que "existen pruebas irrefutables" del permanente asedio de la embajada de Washington en La Paz "para dañar la imagen y el prestigio del gobierno" boliviano con el propósito de "derrumbarlo".

"Sus informes los desenmascaran. Lean sus informes de lucha contra el narcotráfico, de lucha contra el terrorismo, sus informes unilaterales sobre derechos humanos", dijo Quintana lamentando que esos documentos no reconozcan los supuestos avances de Bolivia "en la lucha contra las drogas, derechos democráticos, participación ciudadana, redistribución económica y justicia social".


http://www.martinoticias.com/content/bolivia-ee-uu-drogas-investigacion-morales-obama/18197.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:53 PM

6. Information on Washington's Interference in Bolivian Affairs

(This information covers events during the Bush occupation of the Presidency.)

Information on Washington's Interference in Bolivian Affairs
Written by Upside Down World
Monday, 22 September 2008 07:37

Gathered here is a collection of articles, letters, videos, reports, observations and resources regarding Washington's recent interventions in Bolivian affairs, attempts to undermine the country's social movements and embolden the Bolivian opposition.

~ snip ~
Undermining Bolivia: A Landscape of Washington Intervention
By Benjamin Dangl, The Progressive Magazine

Declassified documents and interviews on the ground in Bolivia prove that the Bush Administration is using U.S. taxpayers' money to undermine the Morales government and coopt the country's dynamic social movements—just as it has tried to do recently in Venezuela and traditionally throughout Latin America.


U.S. Should Disclose its Funding of Opposition Groups in Bolivia and Other Latin American Countries
By Center for Economic and Policy Research

CEPR called on the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other agencies to release information detailing whom they are funding in Bolivia


Politics: U.S. Ties to Bolivian Opposition "Shrouded in Secrecy"
By Haider Rizvi, IPS News

Who in Bolivia is receiving millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars? That is what many Latin America policy analysts in Washington want to know.


Peace Corps, Fulbright Scholar Asked to 'Spy' on Cubans, Venezuelans
By Jean Friedman-Rodovsky and Brian Ross, ABC News

In an apparent violation of U.S. policy, Peace Corps volunteers and a Fulbright scholar were asked by a U.S. Embassy official in Bolivia "to basically spy" on Cubans and Venezuelans in the country, according to Peace Corps personnel and the Fulbright scholar involved.

More, with link:
http://upsidedownworld.org/main/bolivia-archives-31/1488-information-on-washingtons-interference-in-bolivian-affairs

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:12 AM

9. Why would anyone doubt it, I mean it's always been US policy to interfere in Latin

American countries, and as always, everywhere we go with our promises of democracy, we destroy. Iraq and Afghanistan will always be a reminder of why any sane country will reject our interference as strongly as possible.

The US likes Right Wing puppets in power in the countries which have resources we want. Real democratic leaders like Chavez eg, are far less likely to sell their countries to the highest bidders which is why we hate them so much.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:13 PM

10. That's the unadorned truth. Sad. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:14 PM

7. Info on Evo's "evidence"

Quintana cited US reports on the drug war, counter-terrorism and human rights, saying they fail to recognize Bolivia's progress on "social justice, democratic rights, economic redistribution and fighting the narcotics trade."

The accusation comes amid the ongoing legal woes of an American businessman who was jailed in Bolivia for 18 months on suspicion of money laundering. Jacob Ostreicher was released on bond and placed under house arrest last month.

Ostreicher claims authorities trumped up the charges to extort money from him.

On Friday, the leftist Morales himself accused the US embassy of using Ostreicher's case to conspire against his government, suggesting Washington had used the case as a means of "political aggression."

http://www.alternet.org/progressive-wire/bolivia-claims-irrefutable-proof-us-embassy-meddling



http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/18/world/americas/bolivia-jailed-american-released/index.html

Supporters of the businessman, 53, who had been imprisoned for 18 months, say he faces death threats for exposing Bolivian government corruption connected with the case against him.

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Ostreicher was arrested in June 2011 on suspicion of money laundering tied to a rice-growing operation.

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Bolivian authorities arrested six government officials last month, accusing them of trying to extort and steal from Ostreicher.

Now some of his one-time accusers -- including former employees of the attorney general's office and the country's interior ministry -- are behind bars in the same prison where he was held.


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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:49 PM

8. Ooh, scary.

Total proof that the US is about to do a covert ground invasion assassination attempt.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:30 PM

11. Whoa!

 

On Friday, the leftist Morales himself accused the US embassy of using Ostreicher's case to conspire against his government, suggesting Washington had used the case as a means of "political aggression."

This is awesome. Sean Penn is a tool of US foreign policy?

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:40 PM

12. its the up is down we are always the victim strategy

Corrupt Bolivian government officials attempt to extort money from Ostreicher and 13 get convicted of extortion. Obviouisly just a small taste of the corruption in Bolivia. When the US government points out the injustice of the case, Morales accuses the US of "political agression".

Just like Christina is now accusing Britain of "militarization" and aggression because the PM said they would defend the FI.

I believe that Morales' administration officials have already tipped their hand. The "evidence" against the US embassy in La Paz will be the series of reports and evaluations that the US has prepared with regards to terrorism, drug trafficking, etcetera which demonstrates Bolivia's poor performance.

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