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Evo Morales Leads Celebrations for Day of Agrarian Revolution


Bolivian President Evo Morales is leading celebrations to commemorate the Day of the Agrarian Revolution, with the presence of thousands of representatives of campesinos, Indigenous and women's organizations, among others.

In 2007, the Bolivian government created the Day of the Agrarian, Productive and Community Revolution, which is celebrated every year on Aug. 2 in different cities across the country.

Morales was to head the main event of the day in the Tarabuco municipality of Chuquisaca department, considered the cradle of the Indigenous Yampara culture.

The Indigenous socialist leader was expected to make important announcements in favor of small producers, according to Jacinto Herrera of the Unified Trade Union of Farm Workers. Throughout Morales' tenure, the country has made "significant progress in human rights and equality," Herrera said.

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