Morales Strengthens Ties with Iran

A0158254.jpgBolivian President Evo Morales welcomed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Bolivia on Thursday. The visit came a day after Morales, speaking at the United Nations, called for the end of capitalism and moving the UN headquarters away from New York. Delays in obtaining US visas and clearing customs and immigration really irked Bolivia’s first indigenous president, leader of Bolivia’s coca-leaf growers.

“My ministers who came, indigenous people, are subjected to hours and hours of control, and some come to be threatened by the head of the household, by President Bush,” Morales said, according to El Nuevo D?a.

The newspaper’s front page bannered word of Morales’ wish to “eradicate capitalism.”

Moving the UN seat from the United States, Morales said, would speed the decolonization of the world body.

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