Las Valkyrias de Bolivia

Bolivia is proud of being the Latin American country with the highest number of actively working women. Bolivian women no longer are the subject for the “weaker sex” prejudice, they are rather associated with the outstanding physical stamina, the inclination to struggle and the great brute strength.

Then must not surprise the fact that, in the poorest neighborhood of La Paz, a bunch of female farmers from the countryside get every Sunday on the ring for a public fight.

Wearing the traditional cholitas’ clothes and bowlers, Bolivian Valkyries deal with even more demanding fights once they get off the ring, raising their children all by themselves and working between the fields and the urban street markets.

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