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  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (L) shakes hands with Bolivia

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (L) shakes hands with Bolivia's president Evo Morales (R) during a conference at the Vatican , April 15, 2016. | Photo: Reuters

Published 15 April 2016

While the Bolivian president praised Sanders' policies, he also seemed to warn him to be careful.

Bolivian President Evo Morales opened a new Twitter account today, and celebrated his meeting with U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

"The anti-capitalist stance of U.S. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders impressed me," Morales' tweet begins. "I recommended that he take of himself," the tweet concluded, presumably alluding to the threatening forces of capitalist imperialism headquartered on Wall Street, Sanders' frequent target in speeches.

Related: Bernie Sanders Calls for a 'Moral Economy' at the Vatican

The two left-wing leaders met during a conference in Vatican City, the topic of which was economic justice.

Sanders delivered a speech calling for a "Moral Economy."

"That situation is worse today. In the year 2016, the top one percent of the people on this planet own more wealth than the bottom 99 percent," the self-described democratic socialist said. "At a time when so few have so much, and so many have so little, we must reject the foundations of this contemporary economy as immoral and unsustainable."

The tweet also featured a photo of Morales handing Sanders a copy of the "The Book of the Sea," which details Chile's counter-revolutionary actions against Bolivia regarding the Andean nation's access to the Atlantic coastline.


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