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Bolivia’s Leftists

Posted December. 19, 2005 03:04,   


In Bolivia’s presidential election yesterday, Evo Morales, a candidate of the Movement toward Socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo; MAS), who is leading in the public-opinion polls, is heading for a voting booth. If Morales, a candidate and former coca farmer, becomes the president, the first leftist government of South America led by a South American Indian will come into being. Morales is being called a “second Chavez” and “the Che Guevara of Bolivia.”