Monday, January 4, 2010

Following Evo Morales

Evo Morales, the first indigenous president of Bolivia, was reelected in early December and is continuing to bring change to the nation. It is interesting to see him become more active and outspoken in the international community, like his recent role in the Copenhagen talks on climate change and his work instituting land reform.

During an address to other world leaders, Morales stated that any increase in global temperature over 1 degree Celsius would cause a holocaust in Africa. Here is a video interview from Democracy Now! with Evo Morales, where he makes the connection between capitalism and destruction of our climate:

Yesterday, NPR published a story on Evo Morales and his agrarian reform. He promised during his campaign to distribute land among Bolivia's poor, and has already begun working towards that goal. Listen to the story here.

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