Evo Morales claims American assassination attempt .
South America: Someone getting paranoid or trying to deflect the fact he pissed off his neighbors by grabbing their companies.
|LA PAZ, Bolivia - Leftist President Evo Morales said Tuesday the U.S. government had organized groups to kill him and said he believed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's assertion that Washington was preparing to overthrow his administration. "I've been informed recently how the U.S. had organized teams — groups to persecute Evo Morales, to kill Evo Morales. They haven't been able to and now we're organized, from unions to this political party and they can't stop us anymore," Morales said, without giving more details. The U.S. Embassy in Bolivia called the charges "baseless."|