Morales: Latin America's longest-serving leader collapses under protests

Morales: Latin America's longest-serving leader collapses under protestsEvo Morales was Latin America’s longest-serving president until he resigned in ignominy Sunday, after weeks of opposition protests over an election ultimately said to have been riddled with irregularities. A member of the Aymara people, he grew up in poverty on Bolivia’s high plains and was a llama herder, coca farmer and leftist union leader before rising to take office as his country’s first indigenous president in January 2006. Morales called new elections, but resigned within hours of that announcement after army and police chiefs joined calls for him to quit.



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