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Evo Morales

Juan Evo Morales Ayma , popularly known as Evo , has been the President of Bolivia since 2006. He has been declared the country's first fully indigenous head of state in the 470 years since the Spanish Conquest.

Morales is the leader of a political party called the Movement for Socialism . MAS was involved in social protests such as the gas conflict and the Cochabamba protests of 2000, along with many other groups, that are collectively referred to as "social movements" in Bolivia. The MAS aims at giving more power to the country's indigenous and poor communities by means of land reforms and redistribution of gas wealth.

Evo Morales has declared himself the first Amerindian president, a controversial claim due to the Amerindian heritages of such prior Bolivian presidents as Andres de Santa Cruz , Mariano Melgarejo (1864), Carlos Quintanilla (1939), Rene Barrientos (1964), Juan Jose Torres (1976), Luis Garcia Meza (1980), and Celso Torrelio (1981). However, none of these presidents were democratically elected, with the exception of Barrientos with the full support of the Bolivian military establishment. While the claim is a potent symbol, it has been challenged publicly by the novelist and erstwhile right-wing Peruvian presidential candidate Mario Vargas Llosa, who accuses Morales of fomenting racial divisions in an increasingly mestizo Latin America.

Related websites

Guardian.co.uk - Evo Morales wins landslide victory in Bolivian presidential elections

Morales Named "World Hero of Mother Earth" by UN General Assembly

Bolivia's new leader vows change


Bolivian Leader Joins in Tribute to Che Guevara

Image of Morales' new coca leaf portrait of Che Guevara in the Presidential Palace

Terra Networks Online Newspaper

BBC Mundo

Bolivia Information Forum news, "New constitution outlined"

BIF Bulletin No 8

Bolivia Information Forum News May 2008

UN Special Rapporteur preliminary report on Bolivia, April 2008

Bolivia Information Forum News Briefing

Bolivia Information Forum Briefing

Bolivia Information Forum - News

Bolivia Information Forum News Briefing May 2008

Bolivia Information Forum Bulletin Special Edition May 2008

Bolivia Information Forum News Briefing May 2008

Bolivian president agrees to vote of confidence - CNN.com

Bolivia Information Forum News Briefing May 2008

BIF Briefing February 2009

"Bolivia: after the vote", John Crabtree, Open Democracy, 2 February 2009

Bolivia Information Forum News

The Irishman and the 'plot' to kill the Bolivian President

Prosecutor claims he has video of Dwyer discussing assassination

www.evemorales.net - Information site about Morales and Bolivia

Morales Open Letter Regarding the European Union Return Directive

Morales: I Believe Only In The Power Of The People


Profile: Evo Morales

"Bolivia's Home-Grown President"

"'Evo Fashion' arrives in Bolivia"

"Bolivia's first Indian president sworn in"

"Direct Intervention: A Call for Bush and Bolivias Morales to Take a Leap of Faith and Change Presidential Issues into Personal Ones"

"Bolivian President Evo Morales on Latin America, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Role of the Indigenous People of Bolivia"

On the Road With Evo The making of an unlikely president

Interview with director of Cocalero, a new documentary about Evo Morales

Bolivia Information Forum

Evo Morales Interview with BBC

Review of a speech Morales gave in NYC

A Nobel Prize for Evo

Evo Morales on Climate Debt, Capitalism, & Why He Wants a Tribunal for Climate Justice

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