The interim government of Bolivia decided to suspend diplomatic relations with Cuba because of its “hostile attitude” towards the South American republic. This was announced on Friday by the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The Foreign Ministry is informing citizens and the international community that it has decided to suspend diplomatic relations with Cuba from today,” the statement said.
As the Bolivian ministry notes, the decision is “related to the recent unacceptable statements by the Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and the constant hostile attitude, regular insults of Cuba against the constitutional government of Bolivia.”
Previously acting Bolivian President Jeanine Agnes said the government of ex-head of state Evo Morales transferred $ 147 million to the Cuban Embassy in La Paz for the services of Cuban doctors working in Bolivia. According to Agnes, 20% of this amount was transferred directly to doctors. Cuban Foreign Minister called Agnes’s words “the vulgar lie of a self-proclaimed regime.”
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