Friday, November 28, 2008

El Alto, Bolivia

Yesterday I visited the parish of Santa Maria, Madre de los Pobres (Saint Mary, Mother of the Poor) which is actually composed of three major chapel/churches in El Alto. The parish borders on the El Alto La Paz airport and is the area of settlement of thousands of Aymara indians who have migrated to the city from the rural mountains and mining towns of the Altiplano.

Pictures at: http://picasaweb.google.com/Bill.Rickle/ElAlto#

Today is a light day that I do laundry and such goodies, will have supper is evening with Brian Goonan, of CRS (Catholic Relief Services/Bolivia). Tomorrow is an excursion to Lake Titicaca and a meal of lake trout!

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