Sunday, January 22, 2006

I think I'll move to South America

At the same time that Portugal's worst nightmare came true, Evo Morales has been sworn in as Bolivia's first indigenous president, pledging to end 500 years of injustice against his people. To emphasize this pledge, yesterday he went to the archaeological remains of the Tiwanaku civilisation and made a private offering to Pachamama at the Inca temple of Kalasasaya. There, barefoot and dressed as a sun priest, he received the baton that will symbolise his Indian leadership. (in the photo, an Aymara Indian holds a flag from the old Inca empire during spiritual ceremonies on the eve of the inauguration as Bolivian president of Evo Morales)


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