Bolivia bashes Obama over trade sanctions

Bolivian President Evo Morales lashed out at Barack Obama July 1, a day after the US ended trade benefits in a move that could cost thousands of jobs in Bolivia’s export industries. “President Obama lied to Latin America when he told us in Trinidad and Tobago that there are not senior and junior partners,” Morales said, refering to Obama’s outreach to regional governments at the April Summit of the Americas. A day earlier, officials in Washington said they had ended import duty waivers because Bolivia is not doing enough to combat coca cultivation. (NYT, July 1)

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