Spain will expel three Bolivian diplomatic workers from Madrid in a tit-for-tat transfer after Bolivia’s interim authorities on Monday requested two Spanish diplomats, in addition to the Mexican ambassador, to depart the nation, the overseas ministry stated.
The Mexican embassy in La Paz is the centre of a diplomatic row after it sheltered 9 or extra officers from ex-Bolivian President Evo Morales’s former authorities.
Within the Bolivian metropolis final week, diplomats stated Bolivian authorities had harassed and intimidated Mexican diplomatic workers and impeded the departure of Spanish officers visiting its embassy, the place Morales’s allies are holed up searching for refuge.
On Monday, Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez stated Mexican Ambassador Maria Teresa Mercado had been given 72 hours to depart the nation.
The appearing Bolivian authorities has initiated felony prices in opposition to Morales’s allies for sedition, “terrorism” and electoral fraud and has refused to permit them secure passage in a foreign country.
“A severe violation has been dedicated in opposition to Bolivian sovereignty and democracy, which have to be revered,” Anez stated.
Anez took energy final month after Morales resigned and fled to Mexico Metropolis following a presidential election that the Group of American States stated was rigged in his favor.
Morales’s acceptance of a proposal of political asylum from the…