Bolivian leader Evo Morales came to power in 2006 with a pledge to champion marginalized indigenous groups including his own important Andean tribe the Aymara, which helped carry him to the presidency.
"This government hits our growth with very unequal tax policies," said Segales, who though disillusioned by the government said it had started well when Morales first came to power.
"How can they say they rule for the poor but spend millions on luxury? When they came to power in the first elections they did good things but I see now it was only to get our sympathy," he said.
"This government is not for all people or for the poor as they say, but only really for the people who support it."
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