No Changing His Stripes

WHEN EVO MORALES WAS elected Bolivia's President last month, his Socialist leanings set off alarms in the U.S. But on a tour that took him to nine nations--many led by fellow leftists--before his Jan. 22 inauguration, it wasn't his policies but his alpaca-wool pullover that had observers seeing red.

SPAIN After the sweater's global debut at a Jan. 4 meeting with Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, a horrified Spanish columnist asked, "Is there no one who might lend Mr. Morales a dark suit?"

CHINA On Jan. 9 in Beijing, Morales paired the pullover with a leather jacket. He and Chinese...

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