The Bolivian government declared yesterday that it has “concrete evidence” that the US continues to meddle in domestic affairs.
Minister for the presidency, Juan Ramón Quintana, said he will present President Barack Obama with alleged proof that the US is “harassing and ambushing” the government of Evo Morales via its embassy in La Paz.
“There is so much evidence to hand over,” Quintana told reporters. “Enough to say: stop harrassing the Bolivian government and stop the political ambushes against us!” He added that the government was closely following all US activities within Bolivia.
Meanwhile, Quintana said the US had not recognised advances in the fight against drugs, or the promotion of democratic rights, economic redistribution, and social justice under president Morales.
Last week, Morales criticsed the US for using a recent case of extortion involving a US businessman and several public officials to undermine the government’s anti-corruption programme and destabilise the country.
In 2008, Morales expelled the US ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg after accusing him of fomenting civil unrest. Full diplomatic relations were only restored in November 2011.