Sunday, April 02, 2023
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina



Bolivia at CELAC lashes out at U.S. interference

Bolivia at CELAC lashes out at U.S. interference

La Paz, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia ratified this week "its sovereignty to decide whom it does business with", in response to statements made by Laura Richardson, four-star general and commander of the U.S. Southern Command.

“This is not the first time the United States has protested about our natural wealth. And I want to emphasize that they are our natural resources”, said Bolivian President Luis Arce in an interview with the Telam news agency in Argentina.

During a speech before the Atlantic Council in Washington, Richardson stated Latin America is of interest to the United States as part of its national security.

On the basis of an alleged threat to democracy in this area by Russia and China, Richardson justified Washington’s ambitions over hydrocarbons, other minerals and Amazonian biodiversity.

“But why is this region so important? Because it is rich in resources and rare earths, with the so-called Lithium Triangle (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile), a metal too necessary for technology”, Richardson expressed.

Luis Arce recalled in the interview with the Argentine agency that Bolivia nationalized hydrocarbons in 2006, so they are part of the full sovereignty of the people, as stated in the Political Constitution of the Plurinational State, enacted in 2009.

“The history of our country has been that of plundering our natural resources and has not left any profit for Bolivians. Since gas nationalization (May 1, 2006) and lithium industrialization, Bolivia has made a difference in its economic model,” Arce stressed.

After participating in the 7th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Buenos Aires, Luis Arce described this path as “strategic for our development, not to keep exploitation of one country to another”.

“We´re currently facing multiple and systematic capitalist crisis that increasingly puts at risk the life of humanity and our Mother Earth; food, water, energy, climate, health, health, economic, commercial and social crisis,” he described.


name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.