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A Cholita. Technically speaking

A Cholita. Technically speaking, they are the descendants of the Spanish and native South Americans back in the 18th century, and they wanted to distinguish themselves from the natives so they dressed like the Spanish women of the time, and for whatever reason, they never stopped dressing like that. But today, they mostly work as street vendors and, until recently, were the victim of discrimination and not allowed into universities. However, with the election of Bolivia's first indigenous President about 10 years ago - things have gotten better for the cholitas. And now they are mostly just known for how they dress (bowler hats, long full skirts, and bright, fringed shawls). And, I've been told that there are even Bolivian women who aren't technically cholitas (ethnically) but still choose to dress in the cholita fashion.


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