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International Year for People of African Descent 2011



Integrating people of African descent into Bolivian society

According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, Bolivians of African descent still find themselves living on the sidelines of society. While for many of them racism remains a part of their daily lives, the election of Jorge Medina, the first black deputy in the Bolivian parliament, offers a glimpse of hope.