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Evo Morales : the extraordinary rise of the first indigenous president of Bolivia /
Martín Sivak.
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New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2010.
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241 p.
ISBN
0230623050 (hbk.), 9780230623057 (hbk.)
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imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2010.
isbn
0230623050 (hbk.)
9780230623057 (hbk.)
contents note
Circling Bolivia (June 2006) -- From the Andean highlands to the tropics (1959-1995) -- The tri-continental tour (November-December of 2006) -- Cocalero (1995-2003) -- The palace (April-May of 2007) -- Now is when (2003-2006) -- Live in gringo-land (September 2007) -- The president (2006-2007) -- Afterword.
catalogue key
7235284
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"Evo Morales is geared to become a major player on the world stage. In this first ever biography, Martin Sivak reveals the fascinating man behind the politician."--Nikolas Kozloff, author ofHugo ChavezFor the Spanish Edition:"The narrative force of a novel and the seriousness of the best journalism."Tomas Eloy Martinez, author ofSanta Evita"Delivers a captivating story of the path of the first indigenous president."--La Prensa, Bolivia"Promising to be the best journalistic book of the year."--La Nacion, Argentina"Sivak is the journalist who knows Evo Morales the best."--El Mundo, Spain
'Evo Morales is geared to become a major player on the world stage. In this first ever biography, Martín Sivak reveals the fascinating man behind the politician.' - Nikolas Kozloff, author of Hugo Chávez Reviews for the Spanish Edition: 'The narrative force of a novel and the seriousness of the best journalism.' - Tomás Eloy Martínez, author of Santa Evita 'Delivers a captivating story of the path of the first indigenous president.' - La Prensa , Bolivia 'Promising to be the best journalistic book of the year.' - La Nacion , Argentina 'Sivak is the journalist who knows Evo Morales the best.' - El Mundo, Spain
"Nearly five centuries after the Spanish conquest of Bolivia, race-based slavery still remains in force in many places in that high, wondrous country. This is why Evo Morales, along with the indigenous-rights activists, environmentalists and trade unionists who helped elect him, matter enormously for the health of democracy in the Americas. And I can think of no better guide to the hopes Evo represents, and the change he has managed to achieve, than Martin Sivak, one of Latin America's most respected non-fiction writers. Sivak's meticulously observed biography is important and compelling."--Greg Grandin, author ofFordlandiaandEmpire's Workshop"Evo Morales is geared to become a major player on the world stage. In this first ever biography, Martin Sivak reveals the fascinating man behind the politician."--Nikolas Kozloff, author ofHugo ChavezFor the Spanish Edition:"The narrative force of a novel and the seriousness of the best journalism."Tomas Eloy Martinez, author ofSanta Evita"Delivers a captivating story of the path of the first indigenous president."--La Prensa, Bolivia"Promising to be the best journalistic book of the year."--La Nacion, Argentina"Sivak is the journalist who knows Evo Morales the best."--El Mundo, Spain
"Evo Morales is already a historic figure. The best known Bolivian since Bolivar, he is a political leader with a difference because he won office after years of popular mobilization with an unprecedented mandate for political, economic and cultural change. Evo's presidency is the product of mass struggle, but as Martin Sivak's vivid study shows, the president is also a remarkable man. Sivak has plainly gained unusual access through winning Evo's trust, and this is an understandably sympathetic study. But it is also independently-minded, insightful and attentive to the details that do not flatter. This true insider-account is indispensable for understanding 21st-century Bolivia, and it will unsettle a good many easy convictions on both sides of the fence."--James Dunkerley, author ofBolivia: Revolution and the Power of History in the Present"A vivid and moving portrayal of one of the most fascinating figures of our times, this book is also an entertaining romp through recent Latin American history. Like Morales himself, this intimate story of his life, from Aymara shepherd to powerful President, constantly surprises and enthralls us."--Ariel Dorfman, author ofDeath and the Maiden "Nearly five centuries after the Spanish conquest of Bolivia, race-based slavery still remains in force in many places in that high, wondrous country. This is why Evo Morales, along with the indigenous-rights activists, environmentalists and trade unionists who helped elect him, matter enormously for the health of democracy in the Americas. And I can think of no better guide to the hopes Evo represents, and the change he has managed to achieve, than Martin Sivak, one of Latin America's most respected non-fiction writers. Sivak's meticulously observed biography is important and compelling."--Greg Grandin, author ofFordlandiaandEmpire's Workshop"Evo Morales is geared to become a major player on the world stage. In this first ever biography, Martin Sivak reveals the fascinating man behind the politician."--Nikolas Kozloff, author ofHugo ChavezFor the Spanish Edition:"The narrative force of a novel and the seriousness of the best journalism."Tomas Eloy Martinez, author ofSanta Evita"Delivers a captivating story of the path of the first indigenous president."--La Prensa, Bolivia"Promising to be the best journalistic book of the year."--La Nacion, Argentina"Sivak is the journalist who knows Evo Morales the best."--El Mundo, Spain
"Evo Morales is already a historic figure. The best known Bolivian since Bolivar, he is a political leader with a difference because he won office after years of popular mobilization with an unprecedented mandate for political, economic and cultural change. Evo's presidency is the product of mass struggle, but as Martin Sivak's vivid study shows, the president is also a remarkable man. Sivak has plainly gained unusual access through winning Evo's trust, and this is an understandably sympathetic study. But it is also independently-minded, insightful and attentive to the details that do not flatter. This true insider-account is indispensable for understanding 21st-century Bolivia, and it will unsettle a good many easy convictions on both sides of the fence."--James Dunkerley, author of Bolivia: Revolution and the Power of History in the Present "A vivid and moving portrayal of one of the most fascinating figures of our times, this book is also an entertaining romp through recent Latin American history. Like Morales himself, this intimate story of his life, from Aymara shepherd to powerful President, constantly surprises and enthralls us."--Ariel Dorfman, author of Death and the Maiden "Nearly five centuries after the Spanish conquest of Bolivia, race-based slavery still remains in force in many places in that high, wondrous country. This is why Evo Morales, along with the indigenous-rights activists, environmentalists and trade unionists who helped elect him, matter enormously for the health of democracy in the Americas. And I can think of no better guide to the hopes Evo represents, and the change he has managed to achieve, than Martin Sivak, one of Latin America's most respected non-fiction writers. Sivak's meticulously observed biography is important and compelling."--Greg Grandin, author of Fordlandia and Empire's Workshop "Evo Morales is geared to become a major player on the world stage. In this first ever biography, Martin Sivak reveals the fascinating man behind the politician."--Nikolas Kozloff, author of Hugo Chavez For the Spanish Edition: "The narrative force of a novel and the seriousness of the best journalism."Tomas Eloy Martinez, author of Santa Evita "Delivers a captivating story of the path of the first indigenous president."-- La Prensa , Bolivia "Promising to be the best journalistic book of the year."-- La Nacion , Argentina "Sivak is the journalist who knows Evo Morales the best."-- El Mundo , Spain
"A vivid and moving portrayal of one of the most fascinating figures of our times, this book is also an entertaining romp through recent Latin American history. Like Morales himself, this intimate story of his life, from Aymara shepherd to powerful President, constantly surprises and enthralls us."--Ariel Dorfman, author ofDeath and the Maiden "Nearly five centuries after the Spanish conquest of Bolivia, race-based slavery still remains in force in many places in that high, wondrous country. This is why Evo Morales, along with the indigenous-rights activists, environmentalists and trade unionists who helped elect him, matter enormously for the health of democracy in the Americas. And I can think of no better guide to the hopes Evo represents, and the change he has managed to achieve, than Martin Sivak, one of Latin America's most respected non-fiction writers. Sivak's meticulously observed biography is important and compelling."--Greg Grandin, author ofFordlandiaandEmpire's Workshop"Evo Morales is geared to become a major player on the world stage. In this first ever biography, Martin Sivak reveals the fascinating man behind the politician."--Nikolas Kozloff, author ofHugo ChavezFor the Spanish Edition:"The narrative force of a novel and the seriousness of the best journalism."Tomas Eloy Martinez, author ofSanta Evita"Delivers a captivating story of the path of the first indigenous president."--La Prensa, Bolivia"Promising to be the best journalistic book of the year."--La Nacion, Argentina"Sivak is the journalist who knows Evo Morales the best."--El Mundo, Spain
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The fascinating Bolivian president Evo Morales is vying with the brash and provocative leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, to be the most influential figure in South American politics today. Since coming into office four years ago, Morales has been intensely critical of the United States, speaking out against the drug war at the United Nations and implementing socialist programs at home, including the nationalization of British Petroleum holdings and other foreign investments. And he has reached out to America's political enemies, including Cuba and Iran.Based on personal interviews and unprecedented access, Sivak traces the rise of Morales from his humble origins in a family of migrant workers to his youth as union organizer and explosion onto the national stage.
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The Bolivian president Evo Morales is vying with the brash and provocative leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, as the most influential figure in South American politics today. Based on interviews and access, Sivak traces his rise from its humble origins in a family of migrant workers to his explosion onto the national stage.
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From the only journalist to have travelled with him, an up-close look at the rising star of Latin American politics
Main Description
The fascinating Bolivian president Evo Morales is vying with the brash and provocative leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, as the most influential figure in South American politics today. His rule has already had direct repercussions for the United States, and as one of our top oil exporters, Bolivia will become increasingly significant to our economy. Since coming into office four years ago, Morales has been intensely critical of the United States, speaking out agaisnt the drug war at the United Nations and implementing socialist programs at home, including the nationalization of British Petroleum holdings and other foreign investments. And he has reached out to our political enemies, including Cuba and Iran.In this first biography of this fascinating figure - ranked as one of the top books of last year by the Spanish press - Argentinean journalist Martín Sivak provides a fast-paced and in-depth look at the man behind the president. Based on personal interviews and unprecedented access Sivak traces his rise from its humble origins in a family of migrant workers to his youth as union organizer and explosion on the natioanl stage. Sivak offers a close up portrait that reveals a consequential world leader whose international platform is growing.
Main Description
The fascinating Bolivian president Evo Morales is vying with the brash and provocative leader of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, to be the most influential figure in South American politics today. Since coming into office four years ago, Morales has been intensely critical of the United States, speaking out against the drug war at the United Nations and implementing socialist programs at home, including the nationalization of British Petroleum holdings and other foreign investments. And he has reached out to America's political enemies, including Cuba and Iran. Based on personal interviews and unprecedented access, Sivak traces the rise of Morales from his humble origins in a family of migrant workers to his youth as union organizer and explosion onto the national stage.
Table of Contents
Circling Bolivia (June 2006)p. 1
From the Andean Highlands to the Tropics (1959-1995)p. 31
The Tricontinental Tour (November-December 2006)p. 51
Cocalero (1995-2003)p. 77
The Palace (April-May 2007)p. 105
Now Is When (2003-2006)p. 135
Live in Gringo-land (September 2007)p. 163
The President (2006-2007)p. 193
Afterwordp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 229
Sourcesp. 231
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 237
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