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Goodbye Party for Ximena  
   

Goodbye Party for Ximena

Alasita and Ekeko

January 24th 2007
Just as if Bolivia needed another festival to celebrate something, January 24th is spent celebrating Alasita, the festival of abundance. Before I can get to talking about this festival, today was the last day for a fellow Canadian coworker, Ximena, who decided after two months of being very ill that it was time to go home. The office had a small celebration to wish her off with salteñas (past ... read more
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Bolivian Flag Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
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