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Capital: Sucre  •  Currency: Bolivian boliviano  •  President: Evo Morales  •  Population: 10.67 million (2013) World Bank •  Country code‎: ‎+591

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February 21, 2017

 

Bolivia Opens $7m Museum Honouring President Morales

 

School notebooks and T-shirts from famous footballers are among the many personal objects displayed at a new $7m museum inaugurated by the Bolivian president, Evo Morales.  The culture minister, Wilma Alanoca, said the new facility was the “largest and most modern museum in Bolivia”.

 

However, Bolivia’s political opposition has dubbed it the “Evo museum” and is questioning its cost and ostentatiousness in a rural area of humble homes where there is deep poverty.

 

Portraits, stone busts, honorary doctorates, photos of Morales with world leaders, football trophies and the trumpet he played in his youth are accompanied by interactive screens featuring his world tours and speeches at international forums. An emotional Morales shed tears at an inauguration ceremony this week that featured Andean music and dancing.

 

Morales has been president for 11 years. He presided over an economic boom fuelled by high prices for the country’s minerals and natural gas, but his popularity has fallen amid corruption scandals, a deteriorating economy and his decision to run for a fourth term despite losing a referendum on the issue.

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