Phyllis and I spend a month in Bolivia, in 2016, beginning in La Paz, then most of our time in Sucre, then I ended up at the big “Conference for a World Without Borders” in Cochabamba. This statue in Sucre is emblematic of Bolivia.
We studied Spanish in Sucre. Here I am with the Directora of the Institute and with our teacher Janet (on the right).
A view of the beautiful city of Sucre, during Spanish times the capitol of Bolivia.
An historic church and monastery in Sucre, today also open as a museum.
In the courtyard of a museum of the history of the city in downtown Sucre.
A facade in downtown Sucre.
Bolivians love festivals and parades. This one took place in Sucre while we were there.
It was huge, with hundreds of marchers.
At the end of the parade there was dancing and celebrating.
Near Sucre there is an historic park where dinosaur fossil footprints were found.
These monsters replicate some of the creatures who made the footprints.
With a guide, they took us in groups into the gorge and very near to the wall with the tracks.
Another view of the wall.
At the end of this month in Bolivia, I attended the giant conference on “A World Without Borders” held at the university in Cochabamba and attended by about 2000 people from all over Latin America, including Spain and Italy.
Many workers organization and indigenous organizations participated.
There were many prominent speakers and special dances on the stage to introduce them.
The keynote of the occasion was none other than Evo Morales himself.
With our local hosts and Mario from WCPA Venezuela (on right).
In my hotel was one of the speakers, the former Minister of Well-Being in Ecuador. We awarded him this certificate of membership in WCPA. Leopoldo Cook, our Vice-President for Latin America is on his right.
With Leopoldo and our Bolivia local host who is holding up the Spanish version of Dada Maheshvaranda’s book After Capitalism.