The one who conspires against democracy and above all seeks the division of Bolivia is the ambassador of the United StatesU.S. ambassador back in Venezuela Jul 02, 2009
In the medium-term, I am convinced, Bolivia must be exporting energyBolivia mulls hydroelectric policies Sep 25, 2009
Now we have consolidated democracy so that it is not only representative but also participativeMorales sworn in for second term Jan 23, 2010
I passed the ball and, suddenly, I got hit, and not for the first timeBolivian president gives as good as gets Oct 04, 2010
The fight for our maritime claim, which has marked our history for 132 years, now should include another fundamental element: to go before international tribunals and organizations, demanding in lawfulness and fairness a free and sovereign access to the Pacific OceanBolivia mulls suing Chile over sea outlet Mar 25, 2011
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.