Evo Morales

The President Of Bolivia Evo Morales At Expo 2015 In Milan, Ital

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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4 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    he has an Aztec face and head

    however there are also Bolivians who look white

  2. Manila says:

    Mariano’s maternal family name is Bonifacio, and was the son of Francisco Morales and Manuela Bonifacio. Correct Evo’s paternal grandmother’s name to Bárbara (or Warawara in Aymara) Choque Choque, and was the daughter of Marcelo Choque and María Choque.

  3. andrew says:

    I am not sure if a fully Native American person can have a nose like that, but I could be wrong.

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