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Bolivia kicks out USAID for conspiring against the government

Bolivian President Evo Morales orders expulsion of USAID

Bolivian President Evo Morales said he is expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development from his country for allegedly meddling and conspiring against the government.

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/americas/bolivia-usaid-e...
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I was down in Bolivia in the mid-90s on a volunteer gig. About halfway through my stay I go downstairs for breakfast and there is a group of US military guys. One of them asks me what I am doing there. I gave a vague one sentence answer and then asked him what are you guys doing here???? He hesitated said a few words about a meeting and then silence. Not another word spoken. This was the time before 9/11 when the only time you'd ever see any us military in uniform was if you happened to be on a base or very near.

This wasn't one of the places we were supposedly in so I found it odd. But, of course, they there because of the drug war or at least that was the excuse. The people there didn't find it odd at all. They were always there they said and wondered why I was surprised.

Anyway, I think Morales kicked the US drug guys out several years back. Seems he is continuing his effort to take back his country!

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Confessions of an Economic Hitman

To the poster below who recommended reading Confessions of an Economic Hitman, I totally agree. Great, eye-opening book. You can listen to the author John Perkins on Youtube. He does a lot of speaking engagements. He speaks very highly of several Central- and South American countries that are throwing off the yoke of the evil powers. I long to move to Chile, Ecuador, or maybe even Bolivia. Actually I never considered Bolivia until I read yesterday about McDonald's closing all of their restaurants there and read this USAID article today. I need to explore the possibility of making Bolivia my new home - if they'll have me.

I was in the Amazon Basin

In a mid-sized town but isolated. I enjoyed it and the people were great. If I were thinking of moving there, I'd definitely check out the city of Santa Cruz. I only spent a day or two in Santa Cruz and would have liked to spend a lot more time exploring it.

Very Proud of Bolivia

I am very very proud of Bolivia. The whole world needs to look at them (and maybe Iceland) as an example to follow. And in other news, McDonald's is closing all of their restaurants in Bolivia. Reason? The Bolivians are too classy to eat that crap. Sales are abysmal. Really, Mickey-Dees actually is the absolute worst tasting food on the frickin planet.

Awesome !!!

The usual suspects "paving the road to hell with good intentions" kicked out.. Good for Bolivia.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Watch out for the Jackals

Read the book "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins.

Good for Bolivia

I just went to USAID's website and the first thing I saw was some brown skinned man hold GMO corn and the caption reads "The future of food assistance"!! That's how the US is AIDing people around the world? By killing them with GMO crops?
The site reads like a UN horror story!
http://www.usaid.gov/
- USAID joins Half the Sky, the Ford Foundation... integrated media campaign to create behavior change (uh-oh, UN stuff)
- USAID and Partners Launch New Alliance for Gender Equality (more UN stuff)
- USAID Events at US Center Sustainable Supply Chains: A Public-Private Partnership to Reduce Forestation (Agenda21 anyone?)

I think it's time we end the entire program as it's nothing but a vehicle for the UN to spread it's communist SusDev/Agenda 21 program.

Edit: just looked up its budget - FY 2013 $51.6 billion to spread the UN agenda. Time to cut this dept. And it doesn't include the billions we give to the UN for spreading its other nefarious acts - globull warming being just one thing.
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=12508

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Countries wising up to US

Countries wising up to US intervention and what foreign aid really means? Some things such as sovereignty are still priceless.

Well now, that is interesting.

Thanks for sharing your experience.
I wish places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Germany, etc. would follow suit.
And while we are at it, lets send all the foreign troops on our bases back home.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

if we can't convince our govt to come home

I sure hope others do it for us!