Interim government Bolivia welcomes first US ambassador in eleven years
For the first time in eleven years, Bolivia has welcomed an ambassador to the United States. Under the leadership of ex-president Evo Morales, the relationship between the South American country and the Americans was tense.
The interim government put forward Walter Oscar Serrate Cuellar, who previously represented Bolivia at the United Nations. The Congress still has to approve the appointment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports on Twitter.
It has been restless in Bolivia for more than a month. After the October 20 elections, President Morales claimed the win. Opponents suspected him of election fraud and protested. More than thirty people died as a result of the unrest. Morales fled to Mexico when the protesters received support from the army.
The leader of the opposition party, Jeanine Áñez, then proclaimed himself interim president of Bolivia. New elections are coming as soon as possible.