Venezuelan ambassador to Bolivia Julio Montes said his country
is ready to defend Bolivian President Evo Morales' revolution
"If for any reason the beautiful Bolivian revolution was endangered and we were asked to give our blood and lives, we would," Montes said during an event with coca growers, La Paz-based La Razón newspapers said, as quoted by DPA.
The diplomat added that Venezuela is "ready to do what it takes in order to fight against the hypocrites of the United States."
"We are determined to fight drug traffic and drug addiction," he ensured. Montes made reference to the fact that the US is the world's largest drug consumer.
He ratified President Hugo Chávez' intention to help Bolivia in the industrialization of coca leaves.
"We have funds available. I think we should undertake the commitment to begin producing coca tea in December, and we will buy it all," Montes vowed.