Evo Morales, left, meets U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon in La Paz, Bolivia, Jan. 21, 2006.
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Bolivia's new president Evo Morales' much-photographed sweater is making a big fashion statement. The sudden popularity of the multicolored, striped sweater has inspired a song and a La Paz manufacturer to turn out a thousand sweaters like it.
Sergio Valda, chief financial officer of Textiles Punto Blanco, talks about the frenzy surrounding the president's sweater — which are made from acrylic yarn and are being sold for $10 to young fans of Morales.