Bolivia's President Morales says UN headquarters must move from bully US
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Bolivia's outspoken President Evo Morales has urged that UN headquarters be moved from New York because of US "blackmail" and bullying.
Socialist Morales lashed out at the US government for its handling of Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro and blasted American "imperialism" during a fiery 40-minute speech to the UN General Assembly.
"We must seriously think about changing the headquarters of the United Nations," said Mr Morales, a flag bearer for Latin America's left wing leaders after the death of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
"The headquarters should be in a state that has ratified all UN treaties," Mr Morales added.