Bolivian president’s new residence is as imposing as it is divisive

Photo of Bolivian president’s new residence is as imposing as it is divisive
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Some see Evo Morales’ $34m high-rise looming over La Paz as overpriced vanity project

From any vantage point in Bolivia’s largest city, Evo Morales’ new presidential residence is hard to miss. The 29-storey glass-fronted skyscraper towers over the low-rise historic centre of La Paz.

For Morales and his supporters, it represents a new Bolivia, a break from a painful colonial past. For others it is an overpriced vanity project aimed at glorifying the country’s longest-serving leader.

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