Bolivia, A Country Known For Natural Resources

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Bolivia, a beautiful country located in western-central South America. Bolivia is a country known for natural resources such as its mineral deposits, petroleum and natural gas, soybeans, and Brazil nuts. The population of this mountainous country is 10.67 million according to the 2013 census, of that 10.67 million around 750,000 Bolivian peoples are identified with the Aymara tribe. One Aymaran is very popular in the country of Bolivia, Evo Morales. Evo was born to self-sufficient famers in Andamarca Municipality (in the Orinoca district). Research into Evo Morales’ presidency, the details of his reelection, and his agenda has made many question Morales’ true morals and motives for the Bolivian people. Is he simply taking advantage of his…show more content…
This will be important to his career today, coincidence? Most likely no. It is fascinating how the people of Bolivia worship Morales as he preaches to indigenous people about strengthening their rights while simultaneously supporting the coca leaf. The famous coca leaf that started a revolution in Bolivia. Within his five year term Morales, indeed, left his mark. When entering his second term. Many Bolivians expressed how unhappy they were with the conflict between Evo Morales and the United States over the coca plant. Morales’ plan to continuously keep his indigenous supporters behind him, he legalized the farming of the coca plant. Morales spoke to the UN around January of last year about the chewing of coca leaves be legalized. Morales often speaks of the coca plant as his own history because he came from a family of Originios that were coca leaf farmer, it’s his heritage, and he understands the profit of the coca leaf international. But Morales had many pluses in his first term. Morales increased the profits of Bolivian oil and gas by increasing the Bolivian government’s control and taxing on the gas and oil development. The mass amounts of money Morales has made from the gas have given him a lot of support from Bolivian peoples not from an indigenous tribe. In 2011 Evo Morales’ actions left many Bolivians, both indigenous and non-indigenous, wondering where their country was headed under his rule. “Many in Bolivia today are asking what went
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