Bolivia Will Denounce US Bases in Region at UN Security Council

Saturday, 2 July, 2016 - 14:30

Bolivian President Evo Morales said he will raise the issue of U.S. military bases in Latin America at the United Nations Security Council after his country was recently elected to occupy one of the non-permanent seats.

Morales argued that the end of the conflict between the Colombian state and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — the region's last remaining armed conflict — means that the United States no longer has an excuse to have bases in the region.

The Bolivian president said he would also seek to bring up the issue of colonization in Puerto Rico and the oppression of Palestinians.

Despite Morales' eagerness to tackle major topics at the Security Council, he was nonetheless realistic about his expectations at the notoriously undemocratic forum.

“With a single vote I do not know if we will stop, avoid there being interventions, invasions,” said Morales.