Evo Morales

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Juan Evo Morales Ayma
Born26 October 1959
Isallavi, Oruro, Bolivia
Known for65th President of Bolivia (2006-2019)
Field of studyLeft-wing politics

Juan Evo Morales Ayma is a Bolivian politician, trade union organizer, and former cocalero activist who served as the 65th President of Bolivia from 2006 to 2019. Widely regarded as the country's first president to come from its indigenous population, his administration focused on the implementation of leftist policies and combating the influence of the United States and multinational corporations. Ideologically a socialist, he has led the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party since 1998.

In 2018, Morales gave a speech at the United Nations in which he denounced US imperialism.[1]

His fourth elected term was interrupted by a US-backed smear campaign by the OAS to challenge the electoral results, which later proved to be baseless.[2] This American smear campaign culminated in a 2019 US-backed colour revolution led by Jeanine Áñez, which caused Bolivia to devolve into a far-right bourgeois dictatorship.[3]

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  1. Frances Solá-Santiago (2018-09-27). At United Nations, Bolivian President Evo Morales Says US “Does Not Care for Human Rights” Remezcla. Archived from the original on 2019-12-25.
  2. Bolivian Prosecutor's Office concludes that there was no electoral fraud in 2019 reported by Cuba's Radio Havana Cuba
  3. How Bolivia Won: The 2019 Coup to the 2020 Election