Even though the White House and the U.S. State Department have been kissing up to the Castro dynasty lately, they haven’t been treating other Lateeeen-oh leaders with equal deference or the same intensity of abasement.
Relations with Evo Morales — Bolivia’s version of Hugo Chavez — are about to improve, however.
If Raul Castro can have an ambassador in the U.S., why should Evo be denied the same courtesy?
And if American businesses are salivating over the money to be made from Cuban slave labor, why not let them drool over more of the same elsewhere?
Patching up relations requires the U.S. to turn its back on all dissidents who challenge dictators, however, and on all human rights abuses.
Small price to pay.
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
From Fox News Lateeeeeen-oh:
Bolivia, U.S. tout “good relations” but don’t yet exchange ambassadors
Bolivia will resume its “good relations” with the United States, President Evo Morales said Tuesday during a meeting with the top U.S. diplomat in La Paz, though neither party offered a date for when the two countries will again be represented by ambassadors in their respective capitals.
The president said at Government Palace that the United States is improving its relations with Cuba and Iran, and that Bolivia cannot remain outside this “very important” international political context.
“We’re here to resume good relations with the United States government,” Morales told reporters in a joint appearance with U.S. charge d’affaires Peter Brennan.
Relations have been maintained at the level of charges d’affaires since September 2008, when Morales expelled U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg, accusing him of conspiring with the opposition, a charge that Washington has always denied.
Washington responded by doing the same to Bolivian envoy Gustavo Guzman.
Morales said Tuesday that both countries will analyze a future reinstatement of ambassadors and asked that the process of improving trade relations be speeded up starting immediately.
“It was a very important talk,” he said. “It is our first meeting in a very long time and we’re resuming (contact) at the request of the United States Embassy.
Brennan said that “mutual interests” exist to improve relations and noted that progress has been made in the trade sector.
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