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Bolivian President Morales Attacks US for Expelling Castro Dictatorship’s Diplomats

By: Karina Martín - Oct 4, 2017, 1:17 pm
Bolivian President Evo Morales
“The US, with their history of interventionism and espionage by the CIA around the world, has no moral (highground on which) to accuse anyone of a technological attack,” the Bolivian president tweeted this week. (Flickr)

EspañolBolivian President Evo Morales lashed out at the United States for its decision to remove Cuban diplomats from the country following investigations into last year’s mysterious “sonic attacks.”

“The US, with their history of interventionism and espionage by the CIA around the world, has no moral (high ground on which) to accuse anyone of a technological attack,” Morales tweeted this week.

Morales also wrote: “What a paradox. The US expels Cuban diplomats accused of improper sonic attacks, when we can remember the Watergate scandal 43 years ago.”

He was referencing the political scandal that took place in the US in the 1970s, involving the theft of documents at the Watergate Hotel — the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee — and its attempted cover-up by Richard Nixon.

“In, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon began to spy on political rivals, just like today,” Morales said. “WikiLeaks revealed that this conduct continues to this day.”

 

“We give our solidarity to our brother Raúl Castro and the Cuban people. Walls and expulsions unite us and strengthen our anti-imperialist spirit.”

The United States decided to remove 15 diplomats from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. following the mysterious sonic attacks suffered by US officials on the island. The State Department announced the expulsion as a “reciprocal” measure to the US withdrawal from Havana.

The State Department made the decision despite the fact that the United States has not formally accused Cuba of being behind the attack. However, it has repeatedly told Havana it is responsible for the safety of foreign diplomats, according to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Sources: El Deber, Cibercuba.

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Karina Martín is a Venezuelan reporter with the PanAm Post based in Valencia. She holds a bachelor's degree in Modern Languages from the Arturo Michelena University.