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US Policy Toward Latin America Not to Change: Bolivia

Nov. 12, 2012

Bolivian politicians said Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama is unlikely to modify his foreign policy toward Latin America and Bolivia in his next four years in office.

Vice Minister of Social Movement Coordination Cesar Navarro said that no matter whether the new U.S. government is Republican or Democrat, "the U.S. won't modify its imperialist policy toward Latin America and its ambition to ... dominate the developing countries."

Echoing Navarro's point of view, opposition congressman Osney Martinez said the Obama administration in the next four years would act the same as before if Bolivia and other Latin American countries stick to their anti-imperialism position.

Bolivian politicians also said that although there would not be any radical changes, Obama's foreign policy in his second term would largely be hemispheric and based on which countries want to work with the United States.

La Paz and Washington signed a framework agreement last November to institute a joint committee to restore the ambassadors of both countries on the basis of "mutual respect." So far, the two governments haven't appointed ambassadors.

Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled Philip Goldberg, the U.S. ambassador in Bolivia, in September 2008 after accusing him of conspiracy. Washington took a similar move against the Bolivian ambassador in the United States.



Source: Copyright Xinhua News Agency - CEIS 2012


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