Adriana Gil is a Bolivian political figure. She is the party leader of Social Democratic Force (SDF), a movement which bills itself as a left-wing democratic alternative to the President Evo Morales's government.
Formerly an ally of Morales, Gil is widely credited with having garnered electoral support for him in the province of Santa Cruz, which is considered to be politically conservative. Gil broke with Morales in 2006 over several issues, including alleged corruption in the new government, its confiscatory policies, and the perception that Morales represents a trend towards an authoritarian ethnocentric order which is concerned solely about the interests of some of the indigenous Quechua and Aymara people.
Gil decries Morales, saying that Bolivians "voted for change, not for a dictator". In apparent retaliation for Gil's dissidence, Gil's farmland has undergone a process of seizure by Quechua squatters who hold permits for her land, signed by Rural Development Minister Hugo Salvatierra. Gil has accused Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera of leading a conspiracy to seize her land and others', a charge he has denied.
"In Bolivia, flamboyant Morales confidante becomes foe" - Reuters UK, May 30, 2006.
"Ex-Morales backer decries party betrayal" - Martin Arostegui, The Washington Times, June 13, 2006.
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