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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 13, 2003


United States Expresses Concern with Violence in Bolivia

The United States regrets the loss of life resulting from yesterday’s events in Bolivia. We reiterate our support for President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and the coalition government and urge all Bolivians to respect the constitutionally elected government and refrain from violence.

We welcome the agreement reached between the government and the Bolivian National Police and note the responsibilities of both the police and military in enforcing Bolivia’s laws and maintaining order.

The United States believes the parties must continue to work together to resolve their differences. Together with our partners in the international community and the relevant international financial institutions, the United States supports the goals of the government of Bolivia to restore economic stability, continue on Bolivia’s democratic path and provide hope for a better life to the Bolivian people.

Released on February 13, 2003

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