Bolivia's vice president says U.S. drug agents will not be returning to his country despite the newly announced normalization of diplomatic relations. Vice President Alvaro Garcia says the Drug Enforcement Administration "was a mechanism of political blackmail" and is not welcome back. Garcia did not further explain the statement to reporters. Bolivia and Washington signed an agreement Monday to restore full diplomatic ties three years after the Andean nation's leftist government expelled the U.S. ambassador and the DEA for allegedly inciting the opposition. The agreement calls for the restoration of ambassadors but does not set a date. Bolivia is the world's No. 3 producer of coc aine.
Originally posted by randomname
remember when the news reported facts backed up evidence and held governments responsible.
now we have tools like ali velshi hocking twitter and facebook on cnn.
edit on 8-11-2011 by randomname because: (no reason given)
Bolivia's vice president
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by Erongaricuaro
The cartels definitely have their stranglehold on the Mexican people.
It's always the money that talks in the end. The cartel violence even heads way into the USA now.
Morales said Tuesday that he still considers the ambassador he expelled in September 2008, Philip Goldberg, to have been “a conspirator.” Less than two months later, he ejected the DEA.
The U.S. government denies the Bolivian government’s allegations that Goldberg schemed with lowlands agrobusinessmen to unseat Morales, an Aymara Indian raised poor in the country’s poor, windswept highlands.
Bolivia is the world’s No. 3 producer of coc aine. Drug control officials say coc aine production has been on the rise there since the DEA was expelled with Mexican and Colombian traffickers moving in and building ever more sophisticated processing labs.
A series of expose articles in the San Jose Mercury-News by reporter Gary Webb told tales of a drug triangle during the 1980s that linked CIA officials in Central America, a San Francisco drug ring and a Los Angeles drug dealer. According to the stories, the CIA and its operatives used crack coc aine--sold via the Los Angeles African-American community--to raise millions to support the agency's clandestine operations in Central America.