Sunday, February 01, 2009

'Change' Predicted for U.S.-Bolivia Relations

by Haider Rizvi

NEW YORK, Jan 29 ( - Relations between the United States and Bolivia, as well as other left-leaning governments, are likely to improve under the administration of President Barack Obama, according to analysts specializing in U.S. foreign policy.

"The State Department's response to Bolivia's referendum is a hopeful sign," said Mark Weisbrot, president of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a Washington, DC-based independent think tank whose board members include Nobel Prize-winning economists Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz.

Following a nationwide vote in Bolivia over the weekend, U.S. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said Monday: "We congratulate the Bolivian people on the referendum....We look forward to working with the Bolivian government in ways we can to further democracy and, you know, prosperity in the hemisphere."

Continue reading here at



Post a Comment

<< Home