Bolivia's new foreign minister Karen
Longaric, announced on Friday the breaking of relations with the government of
Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, the withdrawal of the Union of South American Nations
(Unasur) and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Alba) and
Cuban doctors out of the country, a 180-degree change from the
foreign policy employed for almost 14 years by former President Evo Morales.
The minister told a news conference that Bolivia
will leave Unasur because, in fact, "the block no longer works, no longer
exists and is no good. "" We're not Alba anymore, "she said without
further explanations, adding that the Venezuelan ambassador to Bolivia will be
declared persona non grata.
The interim president, Jeanine Áñez, had already anticipated that
his transitional government would recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan
Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela and had asked him to send a
ambassador to Bolivia.
The foreign minister also said that the new
Bolivian government sent a complaint to Mexico for "pronouncements
hostile "that former President Morales has been doing since exiling himself on
Mexican. Source: Associated Press.