Today in Latin American History
Bolivia’s First Indigenous President Evo Morales Takes Office in 2006
Photo: Evo Morales
Today in Latin American history, Evo Morales was inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president in 2006.
Morales officially received power in a formal inauguration ceremony in La Paz.
He also won a second Presidential term in 2009.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Empress of Brazil Maria Leopoldina of Austria who was the wife of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil was born in 1797
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican diplomat and international playboy Porfirio Rubirosa who was linked to celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Zsa Zsa Gabor was born in 1909
- Today in LatAm history, over 600 people were killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a train plunged off the tracks into a deep canyon in 1915
- Today in LatAm history, Nicaraguan rebel leader Edén Pastora whose nickname is “Comandante Cero” was born in 1937
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Ecuador Alfredo Palacio who was in office 2007-2007 was born in 1939
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Rogerio Ceni who played for the National team & São Paulo FC was born in 1973
- Today in LatAm history, Panamanian baseball player Carlos Ruiz, aka Chooch, who catches for the Philadelphia Phillies was born in 1979
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Fabricio Coloccini who plays for the National team & Newcastle United was born in 1982
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Chile Eduardo Frei Montalva who was in office 1964-1970 died in 1982