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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:23 PM

U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia

Source: Reuters

NOVEMBER 12, 2019 / 8:33 PM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U.S. government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil unrest in the South American country, the State Department said in a statement.

The department also warned American citizens against traveling to Bolivia and said the U.S. government had limited ability to provide emergency services after a disputed election sparked protests that led Evo Morales to resign as president and flee the country.


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U.S. Embassy of Bolivia

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Reply U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 12 OP
burrowowl Nov 12 #1
Merlot Nov 13 #2
yaesu Nov 13 #4
sandensea Nov 13 #5
burrowowl Nov 13 #6
olddad65 Nov 13 #3

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:39 PM

1. What is the US of A upto

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 01:03 AM

2. Something about claiming "irregularities" in the election

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 08:56 AM

4. its another coup where a left leaning government has been forced out by a right leaning government,

the Plan Progress for Bolivia–National Convergence. You can bet that the corporatist repukes are involved.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 11:50 AM

5. Gas

And I don't mean the kind Cheeto regales the Oval Office with after eating a taco bowl.

Since 2000, Bolivia has grown to be Latin America's 3rd largest natural gas producer (next to Mexico and Argentina).

But because of their modest domestic needs, Bolivia is by far the region's largest gas exporter (mostly to neighboring Argentina).

Bolivia also has colossal lithium reserves - as yet mostly untapped.

Morales nationalized many of these resources, and in the case of lithium had plans to industrialize the resource (rather than merely exporting the raw product).

He also revitalized YPFB (their state energy firm) - which Big Awl wants privatized, and at fire sale prices.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 02:22 PM

6. Yup! All of the above and the usual!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 01:22 AM

3. I think Russia is at work there as well.

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