Updated 09:31 PM EDT, Mon, Oct 14, 2019

U.S. Plotting to Eliminate Leftist Government in Latin America Claims Bolivia's President

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Bolivian President Evo Morales said that the campaign that defended the "no" in the referendum on his right to re-election was funded by the United States. Bolivians are scheduled to take a vote on Feb. 21 to modify the 2009 constitution that would allow President Morales to run for office again in 2019.

According to TelesurTV, Morales said that Bolivia's right-wing sectors are at war with each other over the United States' supposed financial support.

The website says that the Bolivian opposition is in cahoots with the U.S. National Democratic Institute. Morales believes that the U.S. embassy treats many Bolivian politicians as their "pets."

"I am not sure whether (the money) is sent by the corrupted criminals who fled to the United States, or by the U.S. State Department," he said in an interview, speaking about Bolivian officials who have found shelter in the United States, which included fugitives from the law, like former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.

The report also says that the U.S. embassy advised Bolivian opposition leaders to avoid appearing publicly during the campaign period in order to emphasize that the rejection of the Bolivian president's re-election comes from the Bolivian majority.

"Our campaign is not only against the Bolivian right but the international right," Morales said. The Bolivian president is also convinced that the United States plans to end leftist governments in Argentina, Venezuela, and Bolivia.

Bolivians are scheduled to vote in a referendum Feb. 21 to decide whether Morales can run for a third term in 2019. Authorities have previously ruled that his first term, from 2006 to 2010, did not count toward the two-term limit because it took place during the country's previous constitution.

It was earlier reported by Mint Press News that the U.S. government offered material support to those who opposed the Bolivian government and its president, Evo Morales. Those enemies have made plots to kill the president.

Morales has spent years persisitently resisting the United States' Latin American agenda. This led to a gradual escalation of U.S. attempts to destabilize Morales' government. In turn, the Bolivian government accuses the U.S. government of supporting plans to overthrow Morales, or even have him assassinated.

Morales has already come a long way from the days of his first term. In those days, Bolivia's more-prosperous lowland regions threatened to separate from Bolivia in revolt. After years of sustained economic growth and disciplined fiscal policy, Morales won support in the Santa Cruz department that is the country's business capital.

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