Birth Name: Juan Evo Morales Ayma
Place of Birth: Isallawi, Orinoca Canton, Bolivia
Date of Birth: October 26, 1959
Ethnicity: Bolivian (Aymara)
Evo Morales is a Bolivian politician and cocalero activist. He has served as President of Bolivia, since January 22, 2006. He has also been Leader of the Movement for Socialism, since January 1, 1998.
Evo is the son of Dionisio Morales Choque and María Ayma Mamani. He is the country’s first president to come from the indigenous population.
Some sources state that Evo has some European (including Spanish) ancestry, thus making him mestizo. However, it is not clear of this ancestry has been documented/verified.
Evo’s paternal grandparents were Mariano Morales and Warawara Choque.
Evo’s maternal grandparents were Simón Ayma and Marcela Mamani.
Source: Genealogy of Evo Morales – http://www.geni.com
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