Posted by: r.m. | September 29, 2008

aH! good news for the day

Morales: Second Bolivian region expels US aid

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – President Evo Morales says a second Bolivian region has asked the United States to withdraw its aid programs as diplomatic relations between the two countries continue to sour.

Morales on Saturday congratulated local indigenous groups in the southern Bolivia province of Chuquisaca for becoming “territory free of … American imperialism” after deciding this week to expel the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID. He did not offer futher details.

Earlier this year Bolivian farmers asked USAID to leave the coca-growing Chapare region. Morales expelled the U.S. ambassador earlier this month, accusing him of encouraging the leftist leader’s conservative opposition. The U.S. ambassador has denied the allegations.

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Note: USAID has a long history of “meddling” in affairs. This is not innocent assistance, not in the least.


Responses

  1. leave it to queen rania to always find the silver lining out there in cyberspace. mwah!

  2. You can say that again! This blog is one of the ‘alterantive sources of information’ that is always a pleasure to read.

  3. […] on USAID Earlier, I posted about how two provinces in Bolivia have expelled USAID and I touted that story as good […]

  4. i like Morales. he is some kind of embodiement of pure democracy. the people elected him, and is doing what they want, no holds barred! not to mention USAID is not exactly a charity, rather it’s like taking credit from some mafioso loan shark… the strings attached make it almost always not worth the trouble, but it is sometimes violently pushed onto people, much like many, many things in the U.S. foreign policies.


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