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Carmen Rosa

Carmen Rosa, a renowned wrestling cholita, has left an indelible mark on Bolivian society through her extraordinary achievements and unwavering determination. Born into a family of strong indigenous women, Carmen Rosa was instilled with a deep sense of pride in her cultural heritage from an early age. Her mother and grandmother, both Aymara women, served as powerful role models, inspiring Carmen Rosa to embrace her identity as a cholita and defy societal expectations.

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Rhina Aguirre

Rhina Aguirre Amézaga (1939-2021) was a Bolivian disability activist, politician, and sociologist known for her unwavering commitment to social justice. Overcoming adversity, she became the first blind person in Bolivian history to be elected to the Senate. Aguirre advocated for disability rights, inclusive education, and equal opportunities, leaving a lasting impact on Bolivia and beyond. Her legacy continues to inspire individuals to fight for equality and inclusion.

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