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OAS Secretary General Expresses Deep Displeasure over Airplane Incident involving President Morales in Europe

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013 - 03:38 UTC
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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed his deep displeasure with the decision of the aviation authorities of several European countries that denied the use of airspace to the plane carrying the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, from Moscow to La Paz.

The leader of the hemispheric Organization said that in his opinion nothing justifies an act of such lack of respect for the highest authority of a country.

For that reason, said Insulza, the countries involved must give an explanation of the reasons why they took this decision, in particular as it endangered the life of the leader of a member country of the OAS.

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  • LEPRecon

    Then Mr Insulza, the Bolivian President shouldn't be trying to help a fugitive escape justice.

    Also, how dare you attempt to interfere with the decisions of sovereign nations, and explain how the Bolivian presidents life was put in danger when his plane landed in Spain?????

    Come on, talk is cheap Mr Insulza, you can't just make foundless accusations to get a few sound bites.

    Jul 03rd, 2013 - 05:35 am 0
  • reality check

    I think we can take it that they will do the same for Maduros aircraft when he leaves Russia.

    Nothing justifies an act of lack of respect of the highest authority of a country.

    Lack of respect my ass, when he starts showing it to others, he might find that they start showing it back.

    Jul 03rd, 2013 - 06:43 am 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I use to think it was difficult this day and age to be a terrorist, that is until snowden let them know how we look for them. I now think it is more difficult being a latam country leader. I mean......every action that happens to them they always take it as personally directed toward them......what an ego!
    Perhaps there was a threat
    Perhaps they thought the farmer was moving coca leaves
    perhaps whatever.....it was a sovereign nation's decision to do what they did. Respect it or fly elsewhere. The USA should pull out of the OAS. They are a minority in a pool of clowns.

    Jul 03rd, 2013 - 10:14 am 0
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