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Culture and Art in Bolivia

“Does Bolivia have culture?”, wonders [es] Eduardo Bowles on his blog, and tries an answer:

Of course it does, but nobody looks at it and very few try to promote it. The Ministry of Cultures pays lots of money to singers who harp upon catchy choruses, but has never tried to rescue the huge knowledge that there is regarding ancestral materials that could be improved or provided them a production and marketing system that allow indigenous people to improve their living conditions.
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Not even art, which is the way the enlightened ones imagine the future, has that kind of promotion and it usually stays in small social circles, as if it was exclusive and prohibitive.

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