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[Tarabuco, Bolivia; December 6. Image via Getty]

A local woman leaves after casting her vote during presidential elections in Tarabuco on December 6, 2009.Bolivian President Evo Morales, an Aymara native and former coca farmer —and a fervent anti-US leader— looked poised to easily win re-election and take control of the senate, the last bastion of the opposition. If those outcomes are confirmed, Morales would have the authority to push on with leftist reforms that already include limiting the size of landholdings, nationalizing the energy and telecommunications sectors, and empowering downtrodden indigenous communities. AFP PHOTO/Ernesto Benavides (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)