The airplane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales from a Moscow energy conference resumed its journey after an unplanned stop in Vienna prompted by suspicion that fugitive U.S. leaker Edward Snowden was aboard.
Bolivia rejected a U.S. extradition request for the fugitive former security contractor Edward Snowden one day after speculation that President Evo Morales was harboring him disrupted the South American leader’s flight home from a Moscow conference.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has built his presidency on promises to defend people like Cecilia Moyovire from the excesses of global capitalism. Now, the Moxeno-Trinitario Indian and fellow protesters are threatening his plans to open up a region of the Amazon rain forest rich in energy, timber and other resources.
Bolivian President Evo Morales, who traditionally uses May 1 speeches to announce company takeovers, said he’s expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development for conspiring against his government.
Bolivia threatened to close the U.S. embassy as presidents from across the region met to show solidarity with President Evo Morales after the global manhunt for fugitive Edward Snowden diverted his flight.