[Marxism] Morales: "organize committees of defense" after bombing

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 22 16:53:01 MST 2006

Via NY Transfer News Collective  *  All the News that Doesn't Fit
Prensa Latina, Havana

Double terrorist attacks in La Paz Condemned;

Morales Demands US Explanation of American's Involvement

Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo
Morales called Washington to task Wednesday because of the involvement
of a US citizen in the terrorist attacks in his country and called on
Bolivians to organize into committees of defense.

Morales summoned the US to honor its antiterrorist preachments and
prevent these elements from traveling to Bolivia to engage in
antidemocratic, destabilizing terrorist actions.

At the inauguration of the national campaign to give everyone an ID
card, Morales expressed enormous concern over the attacks in La Paz
that claimed two lives and left seven wounded.

The government congratulated Bolivian intelligence for the rapid
arrest of the confessed bombers, a US citizen and an Uruguayan woman.

"Can you believe it, an American planting explosives in hotels in
Bolivia?" he asked, adding that such actions are in stark contrast to
Washington"s "anti-terror struggle".

"What is happening? They are fighting terrorism and sending people to
plant bombs, he said and noted that an analysis showed such actions
target the administration and democracy, and especially the changes
the Constituent Assembly will bring.

The attacks prove that some conservative groups are using foreign
agents to frighten the people and create the image that Evo Morales"
government is unable to control Bolivia.

The president challenged speculations that the perpetrators were
crazy, making it clear "a US terrorist wanted to panic Bolivia."

Morales called on the people to "unite in their neighborhoods and
communities and set up committees for the defense of democracy,
dignity and the Constituent Assembly."

The president pointed out that the attacks are coming when the
forecasts that his government would be non-viable have proven false in
view of its growing popularity home and increasing international


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