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Morales 22 April 09 addressing UN Earth Day

from the YouTube web site:

Bolivian President Evo Morales addressed the UN General Assembly Wednesday. In a speech marking international Earth Day, Morales criticized former President George W. Bush for supporting a failed coup plot against him last year. He also addressed the controversy surrounding last weeks Bolivian police killing of three people in an alleged assassination plot against him. Morales also discussed the World Bank, which he said is no longer trying to impose privatization as a condition for loans. Bolivian President Evo Morales: Before, the World Bank used to impose conditions on Bolivia in order for us to have access to loans. In the first year of my government, some World Bank representatives came to Bolivia and tried to blackmail me. And I said, OK, if its unconditional help, fine, but if its conditioned on the privatization of basic services, on the privatization of our natural resources, then no.

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PressTV:

‘US not involved in Morales killing plot’

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 07:56:11 GMT

US President Barack Obama and Bolivian President Evo Morales during the opening ceremony of the 5th Summit of the Americas

US President Barack Obama assures his Bolivian counterpart that “his administration was not involved” with his recent assassination plot.

–PressTV

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Morales said he would be happy for a ‘transparent’ investigation to occur Bolivian President Evo Morales has told the BBC he would be happy for there to be an international investigation into an alleged plot to assassinate him.Three alleged mercenaries … [04/23/2009 – BBC]
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Go to the following post for the fullest description of what happened that I have seen

fpj

The Discovery

Last Thursday, Bolivian security officials investigating the recent bombing [3] attack on the house of Catholic cardinal Julio Terrazas, were led to Santa Cruz’s luxury Hotel Las Americas, where the five alleged mercenaries were reportedly staying. Elite Bolivian security forces conducted a pre-dawn raid at the hotel and killed [4] three of the five suspects in the ensuing 30′ shootout. Bolivian security agents, who searched the hotel room following the raid, said [5] they found “a cache of weapons and ammunition, including several cylinders of C-4″ high-power explosive. Their findings also led them to a separate storage unit in the city’s fairgrounds, where they uncovered several pounds of explosives and numerous assault rifles. The chief of Bolivia’s police, General Victor Hugo Escobar, said late on Thursday that all of the uncovered weapons and explosives appeared to originate from outside the country.  –more–

Written by morris

April 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

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