Morales Murder Plot Suspect ‘Wanted to Form Separatist Army’
22 Apr 09 | AKI
A Croat allegedly involved in a plot to kill leftwing Bolivian president Evo Morales said in an interview that he travelled to Bolivia to form a secessionist army in the country’s mineral-rich Santa Cruz region.
“They called me from Bolivia, from Santa Cruz, they told me to come home, because the motherland calls,” Eduardo Rosza Flores said in a Hungarian media interview.
The interview was recorded last September and excerpts from it were published on Wednesday by Croatian daily Jutarnji.
Flores, who had dual Bolivian-Croatian nationality, was killed last week in Bolivia in a gunfight with police.
“My task is to form an army in Santa Cruz as soon as possible and to be its leader,” Flores said. “I’m not a mercenary, nor will I ever be, but if motherland needs me I’m going,” said Bolivian-born Flores.
In the interview, recorded just before he travelled to Bolivia, Flores said the Santa Cruz region opposed Morales’ rule and was fighting for autonomy. >>>
h/t: Ian Geldard
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