Mr Morales on Thursday ordered Mr Goldberg to leave Bolivia, accusing him of backing opposition groups which have been defying his rule.
The US ambassador denied the charge, stating: "I want to say that all the accusations made against me, against my embassy... against my country and against my people are entirely false and unjustified."
Washington has retaliated by telling the Bolivian ambassador to go.
The diplomatic spat has grown larger, with Venezuela also ordering out the US ambassador, Honduras refusing to accept the credentials of a new US envoy, and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega scrapping a summit which will include US President George W. Bush out of solidarity.
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