Bolivia Demands US Respect
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2007
La Paz, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government warned on Friday it favors relations with the US but only if based on mutual respect, and urged US ambassador Philip Goldberg to stop his interference in internal affairs.
Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca affirmed Bolivia demands that diplomatic relations be respectful, without interference.
US ambassador Philip Goldberg meets with and supports members of the Judicial Power, one of the country's most corrupt institutions, Choquehuanca denounced.
President Evo Morales on Thursday accused the diplomat of backing a conspiracy against the process of democratic changes in the country, and added Goldberg is more dedicated to politics than to diplomacy.
Morales reiterated the US Agency for International Development funds the Bolivia opposition through foundations where former ministers of previous governments work.
In the meantime, Choquehuanca respected the US government's decision to alert its citizens not to travel to the Andean nation due to the current political situation.