2 May 2013

Morales announces expulsion of US agency for conspiracy against Bolivians

Bolivian President Evo Morales says he will expel the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from the country, accusing the agency of seeking to "conspire against" the Bolivian people and government.


Morales made the announcement on Wednesday at a rally in La Paz to celebrate May Day, AFP reported. Morales had in the past threatened USAID with expulsion, saying that its programs have political rather than social objectives.

The leftist president pointed out that there was "no lack of US institutions which continue to conspire against our people and especially the national government, which is why we're going to take the opportunity to announce on this May Day that we've decided to expel USAID. No more USAID, which manipulates and uses our leaders," he added.