Evo Receives Doctorate Degree
Yesterday President Evo Morales received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Havana for his “work fighting for dignity of the oppressed peoples of Latin America,” said Morales. Morales is in Cuba before continuing on to New York for a meeting of the Organization of American States. Morales spoke about the fight of Latin American people for their independence and for the “indigenous that gave them their birth, despite the policies of extermination that the colonizers used against them. Morales mentioned how indigenous leaders like Bolivia’s Tupac Katari and Bartolina Sisa headed such movements and paid with their lives. Morales said, “There were times of harmony between people and Mother Earth, in which property belonged to all, not to certain groups. The fight continues for the total independence from the bonds of the past that try to convert us into slaves.” Morales said that when the US forces were occupying bases in the Chapare jungle, specifically in Chimoré, Bolivian presidents had to request permission to land in their own territory.
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