Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bolivian President in Qatar Summit

Bolivian President, Evo Morales Ayma, participates in the II Summit of arab and latinoamerican countries that takes place in Doha, Qatar. According to the information provided by bolivian chancelor topics of this big event are addressed to talk about cooperation in the cultural, economic, scientific, technological and educational areas. However, one of the most important topics is concerned with alternative proposals to solve problems derived from climate change that is affecting and will affect to all our countries.
Whether here or there, the focus on human beings in our relation to mother land is a central point, since if we continue damaging our planet ¿what will there be for our children in the future?

Sunday, March 22, 2009


For the first time in the history of Bolivia, culture acquired a important place within the structure of the Bolivian State. Called before Viceministry of Cultures, it became Ministry of Cultures since last February with two Viceministries: Viceministry of Decolonization and Viceministry of Interculturality. A month later, March 6th. members of two indigenous peoples were named as Viceministers, ceremony that took place at Government House. With the presence of President Evo Morales, Vice President, Alvaro Garcia, Minister of Cultures, Pablo Groux, an indigenous aymara historian, Roberto Choque Canqui, and an indigenous quechua economist, Esthela Vargas, were officially designated as Viceministers.
During his speech, President Morales, said that the new authorities have a challenge and huge responsabilities with the country, which seeks to include indigenous peoples and non indigenous people in order to have a unified country. He added that, all of us are native, some are millennial natives in reference to indigenous peoples that inhabited these lands since ancient times and others are contemporary natives.


Last Friday March 20th, Kallawaya, one of the ancient indigenous peoples in Bolivia, where visiting La Paz in order to show their products, mainly hand knitted clothes and ornaments. Different communities brought not only their products but also shared their music and dance.
Some years ago, they were declared by Unesco as inheritance of humanity and considering this situation and other aspects, they asked to the Parliament to have a representative within the next Plurinational Assembly which will be elected next year in Bolivia. According to what they say, they expect that their petition could be accepted by parlamentarians.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Our most important leaders are Tupak Katari and Bartolina Sisa. Although, it has gone long time, we always remember them because of their strength and courage in their fight against oppression and abuses, against forced labour in the silver mines in Potosi, against all the forced and high payments indigenous peoples had to do to the autorities in those times, before and after March 13, 1781.
Last, March 13th, in different places of El Alto and La Paz, indigeneous organizations developed meetings to remember our leaders.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Last March 6th. El Alto celebrated its 24th. anniversary. As it happens every year all the social organizations participated in this important event.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


It is my 85th. post since last year. Last February 28th. Indigenous Bolivia was born far from the place where I live now. Thanks a lot to the people that pushed me to start blogging in English.
From the beginning, I had one idea in my mind, to write about my indigenous origen and my culture. It is very important for me to continue writing about the different events, life, music, dance, etc.

I start a new year, a second year. I feel really happy.

Thank you very much for visiting this blog and you are always welcome.

¡Jallalla Indigenous Bolivia!

Following the steps of my ancestors

To the Amazon