Evo

Evo Morales is Bolivia's first democratically elected indigenous president ever. He essentially came from poverty and has risen as the face of indigenous democratic power in South America. He has also held the presidency for a stable period of 8 years, which is impressive considering that Bolivia's presidential past has been plagued with new presidents or military leaders year to year. He is an interesting man and a very polarizing subject. As the head of the Movement for Socialism Party, he has run on a campaign to nationalize natural resources like gas for all Bolivians. He has become a voice for the indigenous majority, who have previously been void of political representation. However, some of his ideas are very radical. He is currently trying to change the constitution to give himself another term. And, as this photograph suggests, his face is everywhere in Bolivia...I mean everywhere.

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Jarrod Zenjiro Suda | College of Letters and Science, Class of 2016 | University of California, at Berkeley | Major in Development Studies | Minor in Global Poverty and Practice |