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Patricio Crooker (Bolivia)

A man walks on top of a bridge early morning on the main highway from La Paz to El Alto.Just 25 years ago it was a small group of houses around La Paz  airport, at an altitude of 12,000 feet. Now El Alto city  has  nearly one million people, surpassing even the capital of Bolivia, and it is the city of Latin America that grew faster ...It is also a paradigmatic city of the tubles and traumas of the country. There got refugee thousands of miners that lost  their jobs in 90 ¥s after the privatization and closure of many mines. The peasants expelled by the lack of land or low prices for their production. Also many who did not want to live in regions where coca  growers and the Army  faced with violence...In short, anyone who did not have anything at all and was looking for a place to survive ended up in El Alto.

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A man walks on top of a bridge early morning on the main highway from La Paz to El Alto.Just 25 years ago it was a small group of houses around La Paz airport, at an altitude of 12,000 feet. Now El Alto city has nearly one million people, surpassing even the capital of Bolivia, and it is the city of Latin America that grew faster ...It is also a paradigmatic city of the tubles and traumas of the country. There got refugee thousands of miners that lost their jobs in 90 ¥s after the...
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Headline: El Alto fastest growing city of the Americas
Author: Patricio Crooker/Archivolatino


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