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Bolivia's Evo Morales Wishes 'Deep Reflection' at Christmas

  • Bolivian President Evo Morales has taken to Twitter to wish everyone a

    Bolivian President Evo Morales has taken to Twitter to wish everyone a "reflective" Christmas. | Photo: Reuters

Published 23 December 2017

Morales says we should "reflect and meditate" about "how we're doing as human beings" before Christmas in his holiday message.

Bolivian President Evo Morales has taken to his official Twitter account to release a video message wishing everybody "deep reflection" this Christmas.

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"On this day before Christmas, we should dedicate ourselves to reflect and meditate about how we're doing as human beings on planet Earth, our Pachamama," he said. "We should insist on the need to achieve harmony between the peoples of the world."

Bolivia's first Indigenous president went on to suggest that we should all "seek and consolidate a universal awareness against injustices that coexist in our times."

The time has come to "evaluate the past, without resentments, as well as analyze the present to project ourselves into the future," he said.

He concluded his message by wishing everyone happy holidays and hoping that the "commitment to solidarity, brotherhood and sisterhood, accompany our journey into the new year."

Since Morales took office in 2006, Bolivia has undergone a dramatic restructuring of its socio-political agenda.

After nationalizing its natural resource sector, and liberating itself from foreign magnates, the nation has improved in terms of education, healthcare, social security and the reduction of poverty and chronic child-malnutrition.

Once one of most underdeveloped nations in the region, Bolivia is now a leader in terms of its gross domestic product, which is projected to hit 4 percent by the end of this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Despite the accolades, Morales has stressed that Bolivia has achieved complete independence from the IMF and World Bank, which for many years dictated the economic destiny of the landlocked South American country.

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