Wed, 12 March 2008
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Rachel Evans describes three month stay in Bolivia where she witnessed the social revolution of the Morales government - the first indigenous leader to be elected in a country that suffered 193 coups in two hundred years - mainly between rival factions of a military elite. The veins of Bolivia's rich mineral resources were open, first to Spain, and then, after the war of independence from Spain, the US. Now, for the first time the Bolivian people are reclaiming their right to be free from exploitation, but not without a lot of kicking and screaming from the entrenched oligarchic and military elite. Morales has his work cut out for him.