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Yep, and also on Wednesday President Morales of Bolivia ordered the US ambassador to La Paz, Philip Goldberg, to leave, accusing him of contributing to divisions in the country which the government warned was headed towards “civil war." Against a backdrop of increasing unrest, Mr Morales claimed the ambassador had given backing to armed opposition groups challenging his government.
In a tit-for-tat move, the US ordered the expulsion of Bolivia’s ambassador to Washington, Gustavo Guzman, after saying that Mr Morales made a “grave error that has seriously damaged” ties.
Challenges to American power in the region were also coming from Argentina, angry over a court case linked to alleged campaign cash from Venezuela for President Cristina Kirchner, and Nicaragua, which has aligned with Russia in recognizing the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
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