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Full Name: Juan Evo Morales Ayma
Born: Oct. 26, 1959 in Isallavi, Bolivia
Juan Evo Morales Ayma is a leftist Bolivian politician and activist who has served as Bolivia’s first Indian president since 2006; one of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’ staunchest allies, Morales has received international acclaim for his support of indigenous rights and anti-imperialism and has been named “World Hero of Mother Earth” by the General Assembly of the United Nations