Morales, who will also fly to Europe this week, would have gone to
"The president-elect is prepared to talk [to US officials] as long as diplomatic conditions are different from what they have been before," Contreras said.
If that does not happen, "unfortunately, relations with the
They are also worried about Morales' opposition to US-led efforts to eradicate coca cultivation in his country. Coca has traditional uses among Indians, not just the cocaine production that the
Morales, a coca grower and former street protest leader who was elected president last month, says he supports coca growing but opposes cocaine trafficking.
Morales plans to spend only about six hours before starting a tour of Spain, France and Belgium before moving on to South Africa, China and Brazil, Contreras said.
Free eye operations
He said Chavez had already offered aid to the Bolivian government, including a programme to provide identity documents to people in
Morales, who takes office on 22 January, was a frequent visitor of Castro and Chavez before being elected.
During his visit to
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