This incident is uniting us more and more every dayTough tasks ahead after 33 miners' rescue Oct 14, 2010
Bolivia had diplomatic relations with Israel, but in the face of of these acts of grave attacks against life, against humanity, Bolivia breaks diplomatic relations with IsraelBolivia ends diplomatic ties with Israel Jan 14, 2009
Thanks to help from our brothers from Venezuela and Cuba, today we are eradicating illiteracy in our countryMorales declares Bolivia illiteracy-free Dec 21, 2008
We do not want people here who conspire against democracyBolivia orders U.S. ambassador out Sep 11, 2008
I want to warn those companies that sabotage the investments, I have ordered my ministers to prepare a decree with an ultimatum to those companies that don't investAnalysis: Bolivian gas at crossroads Jun 25, 2008
Juan Evo Morales Ayma (born October 26, 1959), popularly known as Evo (Spanish pronunciation: ), is the 80th and current President of Bolivia, having held that position since 2006. Politically a socialist, his presidency has also seen a focus on implementing socialist policies in the country, introducing land reforms, nationalising various key industries and opposing United States and corporate involvement in the country's politics.
Born into a working class family in Isallawi village in the Orinoca Canton, Evo is of native Aymara descent. Initially pursuing various manual jobs such as llama herding, he eventually settled into growing coca, becoming actively involved in the cocalero movement, the coca growers' trade unions.
Morales was first elected President of Bolivia on December 18, 2005, with 53.7% of the popular vote. Two and a half years later he substantially increased this majority; in a recall referendum on August 14, 2008, more than two thirds of voters voted to keep him in office. Morales won presidential elections again in December 2009 with 63% and continued to his second term of presidency.