Bolivia suspends diplomatic relations with Cuba after spat over medical program

2020-01-25 18:46:05CGTN Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download

Bolivia has suspended its diplomatic relations with Cuba, the foreign ministry of Bolivia's interim government said on Friday, marking a stark change in foreign relations sparked by a dispute over Cuban doctors in the country.

The suspension was due to “recent inadmissible comments” by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and the “constant hostility and constant grievances of Cuba against the Bolivian Constitutional Government and its democratic process,” the ministry said in a statement.

In November, Cuba's foreign ministry said it was terminating its medical mission over what they said was mistreatment and slander by Bolivia's conservative interim government against doctors by claiming they were instigating rebellion.

Bolivia's interim foreign minister said at the time that “there have been a number of accusations that Cuban citizens have been involved in these aggressive acts that have tormented our country in recent days.”


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