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Photojournalist Rodrigo Cruz was touring in the Peruvian Andes in 2012 when he discovered the Cholitas, female pro wrestlers performing in nearby La Paz, Bolivia. The Cholitas are well known in Bolivia for wearing the attire of the Aymara people, their colonial ancestors in the Andes and Altipiano regions of South America.

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Bolivia • Rodrigo Cruz • Sports • World
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Photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera first visited Bolivia in 2011 after hearing about a religious community occupying the province of Santa Cruz. Mennonites, whose families fled Germany around the 16th century, separate themselves from other locals to preserve their ancestral lifestyle.

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Bolivia • Laif • Redux Pictures • Religion • South America • World
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Mining in Bolivia is a “devil’s bargain,” Theo Stroomer says. It's a “resource curse” where a country rich in assets fails to prosper from those resources. The American photographer spent about six months in Bolivia, a country where some places have been mined for nearly 500 years.

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Bolivia • Mining • South America • Theo Stroomer • World
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