Bolivia´s Morales: US
'Backs Drug Trafficking'
According to the Bolivian President,
Washington “uses its War on Drugs to pursue
its own geo-political agenda.”
December 30, 2014 "ICH"
so-called War on Drugs pushed by Washington
is just one of the many means that the
United States uses to pressure and control
governments in Latin America, according to
Bolivian President Evo Morales.
“(U.S. government) uses
its War on Drugs to pursue its own
geo-political agenda and now they use it to
accuse other governments and take them
down,” Morales, one of the Latin American
leaders who has most fiercely criticized
U.S. policy in the region, told the Mexican
newspaper La Jornada in an article
“They even named me the
‘Andinean Bin Laden’ and accused us of being
terrorists and drug traffickers and at the
same United States is the top-nation that
backs and benefits from drug trafficking,”
the Bolivian president continued.
Morales, whose political
career began as a coca leaf farmer, said
that drug trafficking is one of the many
ways that the U.S. government uses
to impose its own agenda in the region.
trafficking seems like the big business of
the capitalist system. (United States) is a
very developed country, with a lot of
technology and the one who consumes the most
drugs. How is it that
they cannot control drug trafficking?,”
asked Morales. “I think the country that
drives the drug trade is the U.S., it’s big
business; the big, illegal business of the
Since electing Morales as
President in 2006, Bolivia has been in
dispute with Washington the coca leaf
production in the South American nation,
which the country’s indigenous majority use
for a range of non-narcotic purposes,
including religious ceremonies.
The coca plant is
considered sacred in several Andean
Morales also slammed U.S.
policy in the region, including the recent
announcement by the
Obama administration to impose
diplomatic sanctions against
Morales urged all Latin
American leaders to unite against U.S.
imperialism. “Unity is the only way to
guarantee a future in Latin America,” the
Bolivian leader concluded.
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