War of words escalates in Latin America

EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images Bolivian President Evo Morales and Peru’s Alan Garcia have never been close amigos, but now the mudslinging has gotten worse. Yesterday, Garcia told Morales to stick to his own country and “stop meddling in mine” after Morales criticized Peru’s trade pact with the United States and allegedly started false rumors about U.S. ...

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Bolivian President Evo Morales and Peru's Alan Garcia have never been close amigos, but now the mudslinging has gotten worse.

Yesterday, Garcia told Morales to stick to his own country and "stop meddling in mine" after Morales criticized Peru's trade pact with the United States and allegedly started false rumors about U.S. military bases coming to Peru. Morales responded by calling Garcia an "antidemocratic president" whose "arrogance" shouldn't be tolerated.

EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images

Bolivian President Evo Morales and Peru’s Alan Garcia have never been close amigos, but now the mudslinging has gotten worse.

Yesterday, Garcia told Morales to stick to his own country and “stop meddling in mine” after Morales criticized Peru’s trade pact with the United States and allegedly started false rumors about U.S. military bases coming to Peru. Morales responded by calling Garcia an “antidemocratic president” whose “arrogance” shouldn’t be tolerated.

At least Morales laid off the personal attacks this time. Last month, he called the centrist Garcia “fat and not very anti-imperialist.” Ouch.

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