President Evo Morales expels US DEA from Bolivia
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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from his country. A similar decision was taken few months ago when Bolivia expelled USAID for conducting illegal political activities. In addition, the American Ambassador was declared as persona non grata for promoting separatist movements in Bolivia. On the other hand, the current Bush administration has withdrawn Bolivia from a duty reduction scheme on textiles alleging lack of cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking. Amid fears over a possible assassination attempt, Venezuelan government provided President Evo Morales with a new fleet of security vehicles for his personal use. Few month ago, a plane destined to carry President Morales crashed in the Andean region of the country unexpectedly.
Chimore, Cochabamba, Nov 01 (ABI).- On Saturday, President of Bolivia, Evo Morales accused to Drug Enforcement dministration, for financing economically the Prefects and Civics coup against current Government, in this way, he ordered cancellation of its activities in Bolivia. Morales announced that decision when he was in Cochabamba celebrating performance of eradication numbered at 5.021 hectares of coca, in this way Bolivia fulfilled its objectives for participating in the ATPDEA, where some International Representatives and Militaries participated. "It is my decision, from today DEA’s normal activities are cancelled indefinitely in Bolivia. We are defending our dignity and sovereignty," Evo sentenced, who last month rejected firmly DEA’s intention for flying planes over Bolivian territory. According to Morales, DEA realized some extraordinary activities out of its competences, working and participating in political affairs in Bolivia against current Government. Even, Morales said that there were DEA’s spies who worked spying political affairs and financing criminal groups for killing some authorities in Government, even thought, they had pretended to kill him. In addition, he explained that DEA financed seize of airports in Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni and Tarija, where last months Prefects and civics tried to establish a coup, but Government denounced these acts to foreign countries. DEA’s Representative in Santa Cruz, Fdevnen Faupette would be involved in these facts because, in that time, he went to Trinidad and Riberalta for giving economical resources to civics, who at the same moment, were compromised with that coup. He revealed that through seven "safety offices" DEA’s members organized and established headquarters for controlling and spying Bolivian policy. In this context, Morales said that a DEA’s light aircraft "Super King" number plate N-558 KA from United States, carried out different flights over eastern territory in Bolivia, but they flied without any control and informs about its transportation, it was considered, by President, a violation on our sovereignty. These accusations are added to other problems between Bolivia and United States such as; expulsion of Ambassador Philip Goldberg who was accused for supporting conspiracy plans against Government. But, United States expelled, without any reason, to Bolivian Ambassador in United States, Gustavo Guzman. However, Morales said that he wants to improve relationship among every country around the world, including next Government of United States. Jcch/Pta ABI
Peu après, Washington avait annoncé la suspension des préférences douanières accordées à la Bolivie pour l’exportation de textiles vers le territoire des Etats-Unis au prétexte d’un manque de collaboration du pays andin en matière de lutte contre le narcotrafic. Le gouvernement bolivien avait alors qualifié cette décision de « politique ». ... Le président bolivien a également assuré que son gouvernement détenait des preuves de cette supposée conspiration. .... Evo Morales a souligné que la Bolivie tenait ainsi ses engagements envers la communauté internationale et il a demandé à l’Union des Nations sud-américaines (UNASUR) de se charger de la lutte régionale contre le narcotrafic en lieu et place des Etats-Unis. La mission de la DEA est officiellement d’aider le gouvernement bolivien à lutter contre le narcotrafic. La Bolivie est le troisième pays producteur de cocaïne après la Colombie et le Pérou. Une partie de la production de feuilles de coca y est légale et destinée à la consommation traditionnelle des Indiens qui la mâchent pour combattre la faim et la fatigue.
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