Carlos Evo Morales Aym The President Of Bolivia

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Juan Evo Morales Ayma is the current president of Bolivia, elected on December 2005, and is running a third presidential term. He was born into a small, rural home in poverty, but overcame that when he was maturing. He began to love leadership as an adolescent. As an adult, his position as leader of coca-leaf farmers’ unions allowed him to escalate his position to presidency. Evo Morales is a president with a rich backstory, and should be considered an idol for people to admire.
Juan Evo Morales Ayma grew up in a poor Aymara family in Bolivia, who relied on farming and raising llamas and vicuñas -an animal similar to the camel, prized for its wool- as income. He was one out of seven children, and just one of three that survived infancy. Evo Morales was born on October 26, 1959, in Isavalli. Morales spent his early years in a small one room adobe with no electricity, and the family kept their livestock in a pen adjacent to the adobe. As a child, Morales tended to their llamas. At the age of 6, Morales, his sister, and his father went to Argentina to harvest the sugarcane as migrant workers. When he was young, Morales began to love leadership. This was shown when he created a soccer league for people in his village to play in, because his village did not have one. Morales studied in school until eleventh grade, when he then went to do mandatory service in the Bolivian military. When Morales returned from his stint in the military, his country was in economic instability…

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