Bolivia: Expel all US ambassadors

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) -- Bolivia's president says all Latin American nations should expel U.S. ambassadors until the Cuban embargo is ended.

Evo Morales made the demand while speaking at a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders.

Morales expelled the U.S. ambassador to Bolivia in September, accusing him of siding with violent opposition protests.

Both Morales and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez have expressed hopes that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama might end the embargo.

The summit that ends Wednesday has been a victory lap of sorts for Cuba, newly admitted into the Rio Group of Latin American nations.

Many Latin American nations oppose the U.S. embargo of Cuba, but none has cut ties to the U.S. because of it.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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