¡Evo Si!

The Mugabe of the Andes by Eliza Barclay
The Atlantic, April 2009

"Since his landslide win in 2005, Evo Morales has championed the country's indigenous majority (some 55 percent of the population). But as he has consolidated power among the patchwork of indigenous groups in the wester highlands, Morales has deployed a rhetoric studded with racial references aimed at his opposition, which is led by wealthy, mostly white businessmen and concentrated in the lowland eastern region that includes Santa Cruz."
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Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, an Atlantic senior editor, began her association with the magazine in 2002, shortly after graduating from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She joined the staff full time in January 2006. Before coming to The Atlantic, Jennie was senior editor at Moment, a national magazine founded by Elie Wiesel.

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