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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 13 Aug 2011, 23:52
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Post 22 Sep 2011, 06:07
Evo Morales is the first indigenous president of Bolivia and leading extraordinary changes through out the country. What do the members here think of him? Are you for or against? Debate
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 Aug 2006, 17:42
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Post 22 Sep 2011, 18:27
I'm definitely for. In the same ways I'd support Chavez. I think he is trying to empower the poor. I'm not too up on current events there, but overall, I feel his impact is positive on the movement.

Also, Evo is the first indigenous President in the Americas... not just Bolivia.. FYI
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Post 23 Sep 2011, 06:03
Yeah, you're right sorry about that.
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Post 23 Sep 2011, 22:36
I consider myself a supporter as well. Morales is a clear supporter of socialism and opponent of capitalist imperialism, and has undeniably helped the workers, the poor, and the oppressed minorities in his country raise their quality of life, funded by proceeds of nationalization campaigns.

There are detractors among the socialist community because, while being an adamant supporter of Cuba and Venezuela, Morales has had to appease the US and EU to an extent, securing some of their assets in Bolivia, to mitigate some of their unwelcome meddling, but that is to be expected in the post-Cold War world; you can't expect him to be overly outspoken against capitalism at all times. Also, given that Bolivia is largely agrarian and thus without the preponderance of large industrial institutions to form the proper basis of a formal prole movement, Morales' system is not formal socialism; it is, as his party is aptly title, a movement towards socialism.

I generally see Morales (like Chavez in Venezuela) as a next generation Salvador Allende, having ascended to power through a proper election on a socialist platform, but low-key enough (unlike Chavez) to avoid sensationalism from el Norte.

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