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12:00 AM, January 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 27, 2020

Cuba says Trump admin pressured Bolivia to worsen ties

A day after Bolivia suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba, Havana accused its interim government of having sought to sabotage bilateral ties ever since it took power last year, partly under pressure from the Trump administration.

Communist-run Cuba was a key ally of Bolivia’s former leftist President Evo Morales - who resigned amid a political crisis and protests in November - and has supported his assertion that he was toppled in a foreign-backed “coup”.

Bolivia’s conservative interim President Jeanine Anez, meanwhile, has tried to align the country more closely with US President Donald Trump’s administration, which is cranking up sanctions on Cuba.

“The acting authorities unfurled a ferocious campaign of lies against Cuba ... in particular against the Cuban medical cooperation, inciting violence against our staff,” the Cuban foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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