Evo Morales is the first indigenous President of Bolivia. He runs a left-wing government that believes in equality and education. He raised taxes on big companies in order to combat poverty and illiteracy.
Evo is an environmentalist who believes we have to put the planet before profit.
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
Under him the economy flourished.
“Capitalism and the thirst for profit without limits of the capitalist system are destroying the planet…Climate change has placed all humankind before a great choice: to continue in the ways of capitalism and death, or to start down the path of harmony with nature and respect for life.”
We can not have equilibrium in this world with the current inequality and destruction of Mother Earth. Capitalism is what is causing this problem and it needs to end.
There are countries that send us garbage. There are countries that send us their outdated technology as their cooperation. With Fidel [Castro] it is totally different. Fidel is the first and the best one to stand for peace in the world denouncing the interventionist policies of the U.S.
In Iraq, [American administration] said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction endangering mankind. With this pretext, the U.S. intervened militarily, and all they did is take control over oil fields, and oil wells.
The way I see it, it’s impossible to change things without encountering resistance.
For me, being leftist means fighting against injustice and inequality but, most of all, we want to live well.
Globalization creates economic policies where the transnationals lord over us, and the result is misery and unemployment.
“The worst enemy of humanity is U.S. capitalism. That is what provokes uprisings like our own, a rebellion against a system, against a neoliberal model, which is the representation of a savage capitalism. If the entire world doesn’t acknowledge this reality, that the national states are not providing even minimally for health, education and nourishment, then each day the most fundamental human rights are being violated.”
“We are going forward with the idea of a multicultural , a multinational state, trying to live in unity, at the same time respecting our diversity…But we need to all come together so we can live united.”