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Bolivian president marks six years in power
Evo Morales' first term as country's first indigenous leader fails to meet expectations of some of his supporters.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2012 09:46

Bolivian President Evo Morales made history six years ago when he became the country’s first indigenous president.

Under his rule, indigenous groups have gained more rights, poverty has been reduced and a new constitution has been drafted.

But Morales, a former coca farmer, or cocalero,  has also enacted policies that many argue have negatively impacted indigenous communities.

One of his most controversial stances has been his agreement to work with the United States on monitoring coca cultivation.

Al Jazeera’s Monica Villamizar reports. 

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