Bolivia at the Abyss: A Special Report
By Jim Shultz, The Democracy Center
The Role of the U.S. - On Tuesday, following the violence in Santa Cruz, President Morales formally commanded the U.S. Ambassador, Phillip Goldberg, to leave the country. In retaliation the Bush Administration did the same, ordering the departure of Bolivia's ambassador to Washington. Morales cited Goldberg's suspicious meetings with two of the opposition governors on the eve of the attacks and declared, "We do not want people here who conspire against democracy."
Bolivian coca growers cut ties with USAID
By The Andean Information Network
On June 24, 2008 Chapare coca grower unions announced that they will no longer sign new aid agreements with USAID. This announcement comes after two decades of poorly-focused policies, which did little to improve the lives of the majority of Chapare residents, especially during forced eradication.
Video: Bolivia expels US ambassador
Interview with Forrest Hylton, The Real News Network
Bolivian President Evo Morales stated that he was expelling US ambassador Philip Goldberg for allegedly inciting violent opposition protests. The Bolivian leader did not offer specific evidence against Goldberg, but he has long accused the diplomat of conspiring with Bolivia's conservative opposition.
The United States and Bolivia
By Stephen Zunes, Foreign Policy in Focus
The alleged support by the United States of wealthy landowners, business leaders, and their organizations tied to the violent uprising in eastern Bolivia has led U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg's expulsion from La Paz and the South American government's demands that the United States stop backing the illegitimate rebellion.
Morales Cites "Evidence" of U.S. Meddling
By Haider Rizvi, Inter Press Service
Bolivian President Evo Morales reiterated the charge Tuesday that the U.S. government was plotting to overthrow his government and that Washington had a hand in the recent episodes of violence in which a number of his supporters were killed and wounded by opposition gangs.
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