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 has three children.
Evo 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 verified/documented.
Evo’s paternal grandfather was Mariano Morales Bonifacio (the son of Francisco Morales and Manuela Bonifacio). Mariano was born in Orinoca Canton, Sur Carangas, Oruro Department.
Evo’s paternal grandmother was Bárbara (or Warawara in Aymara) Choque Choque (the daughter of Marcelo Choque and María Choque). Bárbara was born in Orinoca Canton.
Evo’s maternal grandparents were Simón Ayma and Marcela Mamani.
Source: Genealogy of Evo Morales – http://www.geni.com
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