Morales said the presence of the guerrilla group in Colombia is an “instrument” for the U.S. to have seven military bases in the country, and that the U.S. also uses the FARC as an excuse for imperialism.
“It’s not people taking up arms against imperialism, it’s imperialism taking up arms to invade countries,” Morales said,.
The Bolivian president opposes the agreement between the U.S. and Colombia that would give the U.S. access to seven Colombian military bases and would be the U.S.’s only presence in South America. Morales expelled the U.S. ambassador in Bolivia in 2008.
“I don’t believe that the people organized in the FARC of Colombia still think the armed fight is a instrument of liberation,” Morales also said.