Outrageous: Hillary Clinton Congratulates Bolivia, Doesn’t Mention Jacob Ostreicher

The Following article is from the Bolivian news site la’Razon, and translated to english. The Bolivian press reports that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Congratulated Bolivia on its Independence Day, all while American Jacob Ostreicher remains in prison without charges.

But lets not forget that the State Department claims that they do everything in their power to have Mr. Ostreicher released.

Here’s the Article:

U.S. congratulates Bolivia on Independence Day

The traditional greeting U.S. to Bolivia comes at a time when a U.S. citizen, Jacob Oestreicher, remains in jail without charges in Bolivia for more than a year

Reason Digital / Reuters / Washington

19:31 / August 2, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has congratulated Bolivia on the day’s celebration of its independence on August 6, on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American people.

“I send my best wishes for a year of peace and prosperity for the Bolivians from all over as they celebrate this special day and honor their history,” said a statement by the American foreign minister.

“Respect for freedom and protecting our rich cultural traditions are at the heart of our relationship,” he said.

For Clinton, Bolivia and the U.S. share a heritage that makes them “rich and diverse” and celebrations such as Independence Day “bring people together.”

The traditional greeting U.S. to Bolivia comes at a time when a U.S. citizen, Jacob Oestreicher, remains in jail without charges in Bolivia for over a year.

In addition, in September 2008, USA recalled its ambassador to Bolivia, after Bolivian President Evo Morales, then decided to expel the U.S. ambassador to the Andean country, Philip Goldberg, accusing him of conspiracy.

However, the U.S. Secretary of State Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, confided in May to exchange ambassadors with Bolivia “this year”, after more than three years without heads of mission in their respective delegations.

Secretary of State also congratulated the people of Jamaica for the fifty years of independence, the date coincides with that of Bolivia.

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