Bolivia’s Morales ‘Has No Fear,’ Rejects US in Jerusalem

Bolivian President Evo Morales/File photo
Bolivia’s Morales ‘Has No Fear,’ Rejects US in Jerusalem

Bolivian President Evo Morales wrote that relocating the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem “violates international rights and provokes more instability in that region.”

Bolivian President Evo Morales has added his weight to the condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “authoritarian” decision to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem, saying the move “violates international rights and provokes more instability in that region.”

“The United States of America believes itself to be the world’s boss, threatening to jot down the names of countries that reject its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Morales posted on Twitter in response to the U.S. threat to “remember” how countries voted in the UN General Assembly.

Noting that his nation “has no fear,” Morales’ remarks follow threats made by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley who, in classic playground bully fashion, tweeted that she “will be taking names” of countries the United States has “helped” but who cast their “vote criticizing our choice,” NPR reports.

Trump has also weighed in on the matter, condemning countries which “take our money… even billion of dollars and then they vote against us at the Security Council, or they vote against us potentially at the assembly,” according to Reuters.

He praised Haley’s message sent to UN members, adding that U.S. government officials will also be “watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”

A member of the Aymara nation and the first Indigenous president of Bolivia, Morales often takes to Twitter to offer constructive criticism of U.S. hegemony and the disastrous effects global capitalism is having on Patchamama (‘Mother Earth’).

In May he warned against the dangers of racism, referring to the state of ignorance-turned-economic and institutional apparatus, as a weapon of domination. What is needed to free Pachamama from the scourge of racism is a “plurinational planet,” he concluded.


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