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    Bolivia's President Morales waits to address the U.N. General Assembly in New York. | Photo: Reuters

Published 22 September 2016

"We do not need an overseer of the empire to control our people," said the Bolivian president.

Evo Morales, president of Bolivia, said Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly that the Organization of American States, OAS, should not exist if it does not represent the countries that are part of it.

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"We do not need an overseer of the empire to control our people. If the OAS does not represent or respect the sovereignty of its member states, it's better that it no longer exists," said Morales during a press conference in New York.

Morales also defended the sovereignty of Venezuela, after constant attacks from the OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro as he threatened the South American country with suspending it for its internal developments.

"The imperial interests are creating a process of political destabilization in our region,” said Morales.

“We condemn the foreign interference in our brother country of Venezuela, we welcome the revolutionary struggle of the people with their commander, Comrade (Nicolas) Maduro," said the Bolivian president.

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The Indigenous president said Almagro’s actions caused him "deep concerned" and he rejected them outright.

"The OAS should it be the genuine representation of the American countries and not a spokesman agency for U.S. interests," said President Morales.

Venezuelan President Maduro has repeatedly denounced foreign interference in Venezuela that he claims is orchestrated by the U.S. government through the secretary-general of the OAS and the opposition in Venezuela's National Assembly.

The OAS was also recently criticized by leftist governments in Latin America for not denouncing the coup in Brazil against democratically-elected President Dilma Rousseff.

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