Jeanine Anez (C) wears the presidential sash after proclaiming herself interim president in La Paz, Bolivia, on Nov. 12, 2019. (Photo by Meagan Hancock/Xinhua)
Jeanine Anez, leader of the interim government of Bolivia, said that these diplomats must leave Bolivia within 72 hours.
LA PAZ, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- The interim government of Bolivia supported by the opposition declared a Mexican ambassador and Spanish diplomats persona non grata on Monday.
The name list includes the ambassador of Mexico to Bolivia, Maria Teresa Mercado, the charge d'affaires of Spain, Cristina Borreguero, and the Spanish consul, Alvaro Fernandez.
Jeanine Anez, leader of the interim government of Bolivia, made the announcement at a press conference at the government palace in La Paz.
She said that these diplomats must leave Bolivia within 72 hours, but clarified that the decision does not imply the rupture of diplomatic relations with Spain and Mexico.
"This group of representatives of the governments of Mexico and Spain has seriously harmed the sovereignty and dignity of the people and the government of Bolivia," said Anez. ■