Evo Morales on the Daily Show

Evo Morales  Matt has the clip of Bolivian prez Evo Morales from Tuesday’s Daily Show. It’s worth checking out. It’s great evidence that politicians don’t need to be showboating, full-of-shit doublespeakers to get things done — and that there’s at least a ray of hope in this world.

He’s nationalized Bolivia’s resources, cut his own salary by 2/3, called a constitutional convention, and actually acted in the interests of the indigenous majority. He’s the first native Bolivian ever elected president.

And among the several prominent so-called leftist Latin American leaders (some are more left than others), he’s got a lot less baggage the Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega, and Fidel Castro.

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