Jamaican Prime Minister states U.S. officials misrepresented him in diplomatic cables

Posted on August 30, 2011 • Filed under: Bolivia, Jamaica, Latin America Wikileaks, Politics

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says United States officials misrepresented him in a diplomatic cable regarding his portrayal of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales. Gonsalves told a news conference Monday that the Americans were wrong when, in a separate cable, they said that Iranian money influenced how Kingstown voted on Iranian issues at the United Nations. A diplomatic cable from the US Embassy in Barbados, released by WikiLeaks last week, said Gonsalves told a Congressional delegation visiting Kingstown in 2009 that Morales personified the whole history of repression of the indigenous people and that his ability to control the pent-up historical frustrations was limited. Read Article

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