Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Añez announced on Monday that the country will expel Mexico's ambassador and two Spanish diplomats, drawing a tit-for-tat response from Madrid as a dispute over an alleged attempt to extract an ex-government aide escalated.
Bolivia accused Spain of an abortive attempt to extract a wanted former government aid from Mexico's embassy in La Paz, prompting a sharp denial from Madrid. It was the latest twist in a murky incident on Friday involving embassy personnel in the Bolivian capital that has sparked a bitter diplomatic spat.
Bolivian consulates throughout Argentina were used by the Evo Morales government to promote fraud in the October 20 elections, according to the report on the case by the Organization of American States (OAS), Foreign Minister Karen Longaric announced. She added consul Ademar Valda led the operation.
Bolivia says it will restore diplomatic ties with Israel, a decade after then-President Evo Morales severed relations because of an Israeli military offensive in Gaza.
Foreign policy of the interim Bolivian government foreign policy has shifted sharply in just two weeks under conservative President Jeanine Anez, a senator who took over in a power vacuum left by the resignation and exile of long-term leftist leader Evo Morales.
Bolivia's interim leadership says it has broken diplomatic ties with the Government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and ordered Cuban medical teams to leave Bolivia.