Next is vallleys. 30% of the population lives in valleys. The valleys contain 40% of the country's cultivated land. Deep valleys with high cliffs on the Andes Mountains are often called yungas.
Education in Bolivia is free, universal and technically required. Education can be very different for each person in Bolivia. Many children in rural areas have to drop out of school without even finishing their elementary education to help out on the farm. Some families send their boys to live with other families where they can go to school.
It is not uncommon for people to visit each other in Bolivia. Some visits are planned and some aren't. The host will offer the guest light refreshments. The guest will most likely accept the drink because it is impolite not to accept a drink. It is also impolite to ask how long the guest will be staying. Both host and guest will get the other a gift.
Urban & Rural Living
Weddings and Birthdays
Weddings in Bolivia are similar and different then the weddings in our culture. In Bolivia the man will persuade the woman to move in with her. The couple will stay together for many years. They may even have kids before they get married. The traditional day to get married in Bolivia is Saturday.
A very effective President was Victor Paz Enstenssoro. During his administration the right to vote was extended to Indians, the three largest tin companies in the country were expropriated by the government, and an agrarian-reform law began the process of transferring the arable land of the central plateau to the Indians. He led the political party National Revolutionary Movement (MNR). He served as president 3 times.
Bolivian National Anthem
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