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General News    H2'ed 11/14/20

Bolivia's socialist leader Evo Morales victoriously returns from exile

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, a native son of the country’s long repressed Indigenous community, was forced into exile last November following a turbulent presidential election. In January, Jeanine Anez, the leader of the right-wing interim government, urged Bolivians not to allow Morales and his socialist party to make a comeback, describing them as “the savages”.But much to the dismay of Anez, who is infamous for her anti-Indigenous statements, and the white establishment, Morales' protege, Luis Arce, was elected to the presidency in a landslide victory last month.  With the shifting political winds, Morales returned to his home country from exile in jubilant fashion.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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