Bolivian President Suspends US Anti-Drug Efforts

By CARLOS VALDEZ

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales suspended U.S. anti-drug operations on Saturday as Washington's relations with his leftist government spiraled downward.

Morales accused the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of espionage and funding "criminal groups" trying to undermine his government.

He announced the indefinite suspension while declaring that his government has eradicated more than 12,300 acres of illegally planted coca so far this year — the minimum required under a 1988 Bolivian law passed under U.S. pressure. ...

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