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Evo Morales was born in 1959 in a small Aymara community in the department of Oruro, where he herded llamas as a child. He studied Spanish for the first time during a period of months with his family in Argentina when he was six years old. He attended high school and played trumpet in a band in Oruro, served in the national army, and in 1980 emigrated with his parents to the Chapare, where he soon began his rising career as a local leader and then coordinator of the coca-growers union in the department of Cochabamba.

In January 2002, the...

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