El Alto, the amazing city of Bolivia by Patricio Crooker
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 troubles 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...