John Enders February 18, 2010 12:30Updated May 30, 2010 13:18
LA PAZ, Bolivia – Keep your money. If it comes with political conditions, we'd prefer not to have it.
That’s the message being sent to Washington by some countries receiving U.S. development assistance.
In September, Bolivian President Evo Morales ordered the U.S. Agency for International Development to end so-called “democracy” programs in the country, saying those programs — aimed at training groups in democracy and human rights — were simply an effort to undermine the country’s socialist economic and political reforms.