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Bolivia’s cholitas smack down the traditional image of helpless women

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Bolivia’s indigenous women who dress in the iconic style of the bowler hat and colorful multi-layered skirts called polleras are known as “cholitas.” Traditionally, cholitas have occupied the lowest rungs of Bolivian society. Yet, a small group of cholitas are out to change their image and they’re doing it from inside a wrestling ring.

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