In a Democracy Now! special, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez spend the hour with the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, in one of his first extended televised interviews in the United States. In late 2005 he made history when he became the country’s first indigenous leader. At his inauguration in January, he declared the end of Bolivia’s colonial and neo-liberal era. Since then he has moved to nationalize parts of the country’s vast energy reserves and strengthen Bolivia’s ties to Venezuela and Cuba. On Tuesday, Morales spoke for the first time before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He vowed to never yield to U.S. pressure to criminalize coca production.
Interviewed by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
Originally broadcast on 9/22/2007
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