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Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Playing sports has always been my greatest pleasure. I don't smoke, I hardly drink alcohol. Sports helped get me into the presidential palace. My first position in the union was that of sports secretary. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

With our goddess, the Pachamama, and it is not possible to continue having a monopoly of religious faith, only Catholic. We have therefore adopted the new constitution as a secular state where all religious beliefs will be respected. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Some countries of Europe have to free themselves from the US Empire. They are not going to frighten us because we are a people with dignity and sovereignty. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

We have launched an international campaign to legalize coca leaves, and we want the United Nations to remove coca from its list of toxic substances. Scientists proved long ago that coca leaves are not toxic. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

I don't debate with liars. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

In 2005, before I was president, the state of Bolivia had only $300 million from hydrocarbons. Last year, 2007, the Bolivian state - after the nationalization, after changing the law - Bolivia received $1,930 million. For a small country with nearly 10 million inhabitants, this allows us to increase the national economy. — Evo Morales

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The way I see it, it's impossible to change things without encountering resistance. — Evo Morales

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Almost everyone is bald. And thats because of what they eat. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By L.J. Sealey

No. Before you say it, I'm not going back outside. I've gone through nearly half a pack of smokes since I've been out there leaving you two to talk. I don't think you're very good for my health. - Evo — L.J. Sealey

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Natural disasters in Bolivia have been getting worse with the passage of time. It's brought about by a system: the capitalist system, the unbridled industrialization of the resources of the Planet Earth. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By L.J. Sealey

But don't ever let me hear those words leave those beautifully pink lips of yours." He warned her playfully. "Evo's just fine. — L.J. Sealey

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

The U.S. should be equally responsible for diminishing the cocaine market within the United States as it is in fighting the drug elsewhere. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

I am quite an admirer of Fidel [Castro]. For me, Fidel is the first and the best man in solidarity with the peoples of the world. Fidel shares not just what he does not need, but every little thing he has. That is called solidarity. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

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. — Evo Morales

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The relationship between the government of the United States and social and indigenous movements has always been difficult. Not just in Bolivia but worldwide. We need to have bilateral relations characterized by mutual respect. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

I am Catholic. But I am opposed to a monopoly when it comes to faith. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Now we are immersed in deep democratic revolutions, for the recovery of our resources, and to transform a resource into a basic human right. And that is spread around the world. — Evo Morales

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Geopolitical interests are behind the so-called war on drugs and terrorism. — Evo Morales

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Politics in Bolivia must combine social consciousness with professional competency. In my administration, intellectuals from the upper class can be cabinet ministers or ambassadors, as can members of Indian ethnic groups. — Evo Morales

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We want to overcome our historical problems with Chile. The sea has divided us and the sea must bring us back together again. Chile has agreed, for the first time, to talk about sea access for Bolivia. — Evo Morales

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Capitalism is the worst friend of humanity. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Imagine what our planet would look like with an increase in temperature of two degrees or four degrees, given that at 0.8 degrees we already have serious problems in the world. — Evo Morales

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I'm still convinced. We all fight for freedom, but the foundation of freedom is equality and justice. And we are all on the road. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

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. — Evo Morales

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To talk only about national security, national defense, means to be selfish, ambitious. It is discrimination, isolation. "It is just me. What do I care about others?" — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Globalization and the neoliberal economic model have already been rejected in Latin America; it simply hasn't been a solution for our people. At the same time, Latin countries like Venezuela and Argentina are anti-imperialist and anti-globalization, and yet their economies are growing again. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Globalization creates economic policies where the transnationals lord over us, and the result is misery and unemployment. — Evo Morales

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As an indigenous leader from Bolivia, I know what exclusion looks like. Before 1952, my people were not allowed to even enter the main squares of Bolivia's cities, and there were almost no indigenous politicians in government until the late 1990s. — Evo Morales

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Unfortunately, in this Obama Government, we have charges of drug trafficking and terrorism. For Evo, it's drug trafficking. For Hugo, it's terrorism. Evo Morales, drug trafficking. Hugo Chavez, terrorism. — Evo Morales

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I'm much more convinced that the hierarchy comes from the monarchy, and that the hierarchy stays apart from the oligarchy. So the oligarchy is hurtful to the majority in Bolivia. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Capitalism is the worst enemy of humanity — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

The fight against capitalism has many aspects, particularly the distinctive economic models that concentrate the capital in few hands. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

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. — Evo Morales

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It's easy for people in an air-conditioned room to continue with the policies of destruction of Mother Earth. We need instead to put ourselves in the shoes of families in Bolivia and worldwide that lack water and food and suffer misery and hunger. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Baldness that appears to be normal is a disease in Europe, almost all of them are bald, and that is because of the things they eat; while among the indigenous peoples there are no bald people, because we eat other things — Evo Morales

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I have a lot of trouble understanding all the detail of finance and administration - but if you combine intellectual and professional capacity with a social conscience, you can change things: countries, structures, economic models, colonial states. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

I am Catholic but I want to say something to the Catholics. Thank you for some of the bishops who live in rural areas, and are still Catholic. These bishops of the Catholic churches still pray for the poor, and pray for their president who works for the poor, while the leaders of the Catholic Church only defend oligarchy. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

We are starting a process of decolonization in Bolivia. All this is bringing about change and we will continue. — Evo Morales

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If we want to save our planet earth, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system. — Evo Morales

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I'm just the democratic voice of Bolivia. — Evo Morales

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I have no regrets - in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed the US military base in Bolivia. Now, without a US ambassador, there is less conspiracy, and more political stability and social stability. Without the International Monetary Fund, we are better off economically. — Evo Morales

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Secret bank accounts are for laundering dirty money. Heads of state at the UN should put an end them. That would be the best way of tracking down the drug traffickers. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Friends, we have now won ... I say to Aymaras, Quechuas, Chiquitaos, and Guaranis: for the first time we are going to be presidents. And I want to say to businesses, intellectual professionals, and artists: do not abandon us. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Bolivia's majority Indian population was always excluded, politically oppressed and culturally alienated. Our national wealth, our raw materials, was plundered. Indios were once treated like animals here. In the 1930s and 40s, they were sprayed with DDT to kill the vermin on their skin and in their hair whenever they came into the city. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

If governments do not ensure that, the peoples through their own efforts will ensure these changes, what we call communitarian socialism. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

In this new millennium it is more important to defend the rights of the Mother Earth to guarantee human rights. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Dialogue is the basis of Indian culture, and we don't want to make any enemies. Political and ideological adversaries, perhaps, but not enemies. — Evo Morales

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We want to govern with our indigenous ancestors' models: That means a different concept of participation, community work and honesty ... — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

In Bolivia, we want to overcome our historical problems with Chile. The sea has divided us and the sea must bring us back together again. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

The new republic should be based on diversity, respect and equal rights for all. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

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. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

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. — Evo Morales

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Historically, foreign powers have always been the ones to keep Latin nations divided. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

We Indians are Latin America's moral reserve. We act according to a universal law that consists of three basic principles: do not steal, do not lie and do not be idle. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Some take advantage of natural resources to put the capital in the hands of the few, while some use these natural resources to benefit the majority, as we do in Bolivia. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

In 2006, I entered the presidential palace in the main square of La Paz as the first indigenous president of Bolivia. Our government, under the slogan 'Bolivia Changes,' is committed to ending the colonialism, racism and exclusion that many of our people lived under for many centuries. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

In Bolivia, the middle class, intellectuals and the self-employed are proud of their Indian roots. Unfortunately, some oligarchic groups continue to treat us as being inferior. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

If socialism means that we live well, that there is equality and justice, and that we have no social and economic problems, then I welcome it. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

I never wore a tie voluntarily, even though I was forced to wear one for photos when I was young and for official events at school. I used to wrap my tie in a newspaper, and whenever the teacher checked I would quickly put it on again. I'm not used to it. Most Bolivians don't wear ties. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

I want to stress that at no time Bolivia acts untimely or irresponsibly. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Capitalism is destroying Mother Earth, and to destroy Mother Earth is to destroy humanity. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

There was no private property in the past. Everything was communal property. In the Indian community where I was born, everything belonged to the community. This way of life is more equitable. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Lithium is like a beautiful lady, very much sought and pursued, especially in Bolivia. There is data indicating Bolivia has the largest reserves of lithium in the world. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Sooner or later we will reach a point where communitarian socialism turns global because capitalism is not even the solution to capitalism itself. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

The fight against drug trafficking is a false pretext for the United States to install military bases. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

We nationalize hydrocarbons, so now the economy is improving and the fight against poverty is also improving in Bolivia. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

The most important thing is the indigenous people are not vindictive by nature. We are not here to oppress anybody - but to join together and build Bolivia, with justice and equality. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

This is a coca leaf. This is not cocaine. This represents the culture of indigenous people of the Andean region. — Evo Morales

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Bolivia also depends not only on tin and other minerals, but also depends on the gas and oil. A rational extraction should be made, taking care of the environment. We should give added value to this natural resource, and generate revenue to fight poverty with more resources, that come from natural resources. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Bolivia historically made and still makes a living from natural resources. Before it was tin, but also silver, gold, and other minerals were plundered by many foreign countries. Europe after the United States. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

For me, being leftist means fighting against injustice and inequality but, most of all, we want to live well. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

It is a democratic uprising. I'd say a democratic revolution against imperialism and against capitalism. So the agreements between us, more than that, any cooperation means unconditional credit, while the US and some capitalist countries want to help us under conditions, under blackmail. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

I learned that the political is above the legal, that's why when my advisors tell me, Evo, what you are doing is illegal, I say, if it is illegal, then do it legal, you have studied for that. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

Bolivia is a majority indigenous nation, but that majority has always been excluded. — Evo Morales

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Chile needs Bolivian natural resources and Bolivia needs access to the sea. Under those circumstances, it must be possible to find a solution in the interest of both countries. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

We welcome private investment, but any company or national firm will be a partner of a venture where the result will go mainly to the Bolivian people. Of course, any investor is entitled to recover their investment and take profits. But be assured that these new functions with our partners will also be reinvested in our country for the benefit of the Bolivian people. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

70 to 80 percent of country economy is controlled by the Bolivian state, and the other percentage by the private sector. We admit that it's legal, constitutional, that the private sector is entitled to its own economy, but to ensure these profound changes that clearly this government is promoting, including profound changes in the food industry, what we are doing is an important step. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

The chicken that we eat is chock-full of feminine hormones. So, when men eat these chickens, they deviate from themselves as men. — Evo Morales

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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. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Marta Harnecker

The people did not come out in opposition to Evo, rather they mobilized to say no to any attempt to govern without consultation, to demand rectification and recognition," argues Isabel Rauber. In an act of humility, revealing both his great wisdom and his roots, Evo Morales changed course by withdrawing the decree and reiterating his decision to "govern by obeying," which, in strict terms, is not a question of either governing or obeying, but rather governing together, working jointly on key measures, and sharing responsibility for decisions made and their implementation. — Marta Harnecker

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

The peoples of the Andes believe in the concept of 'living well' instead of wanting to 'live better' by consuming more, regardless of the cost to our neighbors and our environment. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

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. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

The capitalist system only allows us to heap up waste. I would like to propose that the trillions of money earmarked for war should be channeled to make good the damage to the environment, to make reparations to the earth. — Evo Morales

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The United States is using its war on drugs as an excuse to expand its control over Latin America. — Evo Morales

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Capitalism has only hurt Latin America. — Evo Morales

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Vaca Diez, do not destroy our country! — Evo Morales

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I don't mind being a permanent nightmare for the United States. — Evo Morales

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I don't accept armed struggle. Maybe it was the way in the '50s and '60s, but we want a democratic revolution ... — Evo Morales

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I have a lot of hope for the Constituent Assembly. — Evo Morales

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The 21st of December marks the end of the time and the beginning of no-time — Evo Morales

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I am not accustomed to protocol. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

In Bolivia there are Catholic, Evangelical, Methodist, Baptist churches, and so on. In Bolivia there are indigenous religious beliefs like the rite of Pachamama Mother Earth, which shows us that Mother Earth is our life, we are born out of the Earth we live on the Earth and return to the Earth. — Evo Morales

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We have raised an issue that is already in the Bolivian constitution, that water is a universal human right. And we asked the United Nations to recognize water as a human right. — Evo Morales

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When the United States was in control of counternarcotics, the US governments used drug trafficking for purely geopolitical purposes ... The US uses drug trafficking and terrorism for political control ... We have nationalised the fight against drug trafficking. — Evo Morales

Evo-devo Quotes By Evo Morales

All of Africa's resources should be declared resources of the state and managed by the nation. Our experience in Bolivia shows that when you take control of natural resources for the people of the town and village, major world change is possible. — Evo Morales

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The Bolivian government has promised to guarantee autonomy in the framework of unity, legality, and with the goal of equalizing the different regions of Bolivia. It's right there in the constitution. — Evo Morales

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Now goverments are a different thing. Presidents who do not want me. As I said, an African-American discriminates against an indigenous Bolivian. Well, they have their reasons, but sooner or later we will all be judged. — Evo Morales

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Venezuela's oil is unimportant for Bolivia. We are not dependent on Venezuela. We complement each other. Venezuela shares its wealth with other countries, but that doesn't make us subordinate. — Evo Morales

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Fortunately, in Bolivia, we have begun to liberate ourselves economically. If we do not accompany social and cultural liberation with economic liberalization, the country will continue to be subjugated. — Evo Morales