President Evo Morales, Bolivia And Bolivia

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Since the Europeans first entered the Americas in the sixteenth century, indigenous groups have struggled to reclaim political and economic power from the Europeans and their descendants. With the exception of Peru and Bolivia, many countries feature a percentage of less than ten percent purely indigenous people, thus making circumstances unfavorable to create a political voice forceful enough to allow these native groups the political prowess they need (World Development Index). Even in countries with a large percentage of indigenous people, the rise to political power can be a slow process. However, in 2005, Bolivia elected their first president to office from native descent. As the United Nations assesses the perverse situations within indigenous rises to political power, a pristine case to evaluate would be that of Bolivia. With the election of Evo Morales, Bolivia began their empowerment of the indigenous population and encountered difficulties in providing necessities such as education and economic assistance to bridge the gap in social and economic separations of opportunity between the native and non-native populations. President Evo Morales now lives in La Paz where he presides over the Bolivian government, but he was originally born to Aymaran parents in the small village Isallawi in western Bolivia. His rise from working on his parents farmland to running his country began with his participation in the cocalero unions and various activist groups for

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