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Bolivia apologizes to Argentine Jewish community for inviting Iranian official

Saturday, July 2nd 2011 - 05:38 UTC
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Evo Morales and Iran’s Defence minister during the May parade Evo Morales and Iran’s Defence minister during the May parade

Bolivian president Evo Morales apologized to the Argentine Jewish community for having received on an official visit the Iranian Defence minister Ahmad Vahido, who is wanted by the Argentine justice system for his alleged involvement in the 1994 anti-Semite attack in Buenos Aires.

“The truth is, it’s not common to hear a President speak with humility and sensibility to recognize an error” said Aldo Donzis, head of Argentina-Israeli Associations Delegation, DAIA, after meeting with President Morales.

Speaking with the Argentine press Donzis said he was taken by the “nobility” of President Morales for having recognized his actions.

“We’ve had the chance to tell Evo Morales how badly we felt after they had officially received him, more so because Vahidi is a fugitive of the Argentine Justice system,” Donzis said after the meeting.

Iranian minister Vahidi made a visit to Bolivia last month, where he participated in a military ceremony with Morales, which generated an air of negativity from the Argentine government and Jewish communities in both countries.

The Bolivian government apologized claiming that they had not known that the Iranian Minister was wanted by the Argentine Judiciary for being involved in the bombing and flattening of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Society (AMIA) which caused 85 deaths and dozens of maimed and injured in 1994.
 

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  • Sergio Vega

    Another one “cagada” from Evito, Mr. CA TRAS CA (cagada tras cagada)....
    Poor Bolivia....with Evito R.I.P.Bolivia

    The ETHOS Report about 8 Latam countries showed that the lowest one rated was Bolivia (followed very near by Venezuela) and the top one, too far from the second (Brazil) and the third (México), was Chile....related to the inside home poverty and inhabited areas sorrounding poverty...wich have demonstrated that those Gvts. that speak out loud that they are the representatives of the poorest people (the leftist, of course) have the worse affectiveness to fight the poverty and have grown up it and, by the contrary, those Gvts. called as economically liberals have done their work and diminished the level of poverty in their countries....what a paradox, yeap...!!!

    Jul 03rd, 2011 - 12:32 am 0
  • ManRod

    ...still waiting for Evo's apology for the armed military infringment into Chilean territory last month.

    Jul 04th, 2011 - 12:40 pm 0
  • Sergio Vega

    But he did it.... giving honor medals to those criminals that were ilegally in our country, armed and in robbed cars with the clear porpouse to bring them to Bolivia to be sold there, now that Evito signed the law that permit to register stolen cars ...
    The problem in Bolivia is that they have too much Bolivians.....like Evito !!!

    Jul 05th, 2011 - 02:58 am 0
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