Evo Morales

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Evo Morales

Juan Evo Morales Ayma (b. October 26, 1959), popularly known as Evo (IPA: [ˈeβ̞o]), is the President of Bolivia, the country's first Amerindian president.

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  • "Some countries of Europe have to free themselves from the US Empire. They are not going to frighten us because we are a people with dignity and sovereignty."
    • Statement told to his supporters at airport near La Paz after his flight was hold for 13 hours in Vienna, Austria after it was suspected that Edward Snowden was traveling with him on board. July 3, 2013.[1]
  • "I learned that the political is above the legal, that’s why when my advisors tell me, Evo, what you are doing is illegal, I say, if it is illegal, then do it legal, you have studied for that".
    • Press conference Digital Journals in Spanish such as La Razón citing the article "Cuando la ley se convierte en una piedra en el zapato" or Libertad Digital "Evo Morales confiesa que da "pasos ilegales" en Bolivia para aplicar sus reformas."
  • “The chicken that we eat is chock-full of feminine hormones. So, when men eat these chickens, they deviate from themselves as men.”
    • Speech at the inauguration of conference on climate change held near Cochabamba, Bolivia. April 20, 2010.[2]
  • "Baldness that appears to be normal is a disease in Europe, almost all of them are bald, and that is because of the things they eat; while among the indigenous peoples there are no bald people, because we eat other things"
    • Speech at the inauguration of conference on climate change held near Cochabamba, Bolivia. April 20, 2010.[3]
  • "I want to tell you, companions and union leaders, to all of you, if you are not with the official party (MAS) at this time, you are the opposition. If you are opposition, then you are right wing, of the racist-fascists, of the neo-liberals...it is time for definition either you are with the MAS or you are a fascist (this rhymes in Spanish: Sos MASista o sos facista). There is no middle ground. Define yourselves."
  • "If we want to save the planet earth, to save life and humanity, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system. Unless we put an end to the capitalist system, it is impossible to imagine that there will be equality and justice on this planet earth. This is why I believe that it is important to put an end to the exploitation of human beings and to the pillage of natural resources, to put an end to destructive wars for markets and raw materials, to the plundering of energy, particularly fossil fuels, to the excessive consumption of goods and to the accumulation of waste. The capitalist system only allows us to heap up waste. I would like to propose that the trillions of money earmarked for war should be channelled to make good the damage to the environment, to make reparations to the earth."
  • "There was no private property in the past. Everything was communal property. In the Indian community where I was born, everything belonged to the community. This way of life is more equitable."
  • Friends, we have now won. ...I say to Aymaras, Quechuas, Chiquitaos, and Guaranis: for the first time we [indigenous people] are going to be presidents. And I want to say to businesses, intellectual professionals, and artists: do not abandon us.
    • 18 Dec 2005 in Cochabamba,zdfbzfdg Socialismo], as quoted by Spanish Wikiquote.[citation needed]
  • I am sure of the fact that Fidel and Chávez are commanders of the forces of freedom in America, to liberate America and the world.
    • Press conference during his first visit to Cuba, December 2005.
    • Terra (Colombia), as quoted by Spanish Wikiquote.

About Evo Morales[edit]

  • Evo asked me if I was the real Zapatero.
    • José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, after speaking with Morales, days after Morales received a crank phone call from an impostor, trying to pass as Zapatero.
    • MAS, as quoted by Spanish Wikiquote.

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