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Born to a housewife and a miner
One of Seven children
Only 3 survived
In High School, worked as a bread-maker and brick-maker Early Life Adulthood Served in the military from 1977-1978
1980: Morales was an active member of the regional coca-growers union
1985: He would be elected to be unions general secretary
In three years, he was soon promoted to the executive secretary of the Cocalero Federation of the Tropics
1996: Morales becomes President of the 6 federations of coca growers. Political Career 1997: Elected to House of Deputies, which is a lower house of Bolivian legislature
Was called for exile in Bolivia after tensions with a U.S Ambassador about U.S aid during his run for President
2005: Ran for President again, won easily
%54 of the vote
Country's first Indian President
First Bolivian President to win majority of the vote since 1982 Movement Towards Socialism Morales helped find the leftist political party "Movement Towards Socialism"
Founded while Bolivian government suppressed coca production, with help of the U.S government
The crop was integral to the poorer citizens, could be used for tea or even as food! Reforms as President Vowed to reduce poverty amongst Indian population
Eased restrictions upon coca farmers
Taxed wealthier citizens & fought corruption
Expanded the amount of terms for a president to be in power
Previously limited to one term, now allowed to seek two consecutive terms
Reforms were opposed by the nation's wealthier citizens
Tensions within the country turned violent at some points Works Cited What do you think is made from the coca plant? Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia Jaydree Scott, Miaoqun Kuang
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“Juan Evo Morales Ayma - Profile.” Globalsecurity.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013. <http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/bolivia/evo-morales-profile.htm>. Why do you think the Drug Enforcement Administration pressured the coca farmers to stop growing their crop?