[Marxism] Domitila Barrios de Chungara (

Juan Fajardo fajardos at ix.netcom.com
Sat Mar 17 23:46:21 MDT 2012


Domitila Barrios de Chungara died on March 13th at the age of 74 in 
Cochabamba.  Domitila was a mineworkers' organizer and feminist, who cut 
her political teeth organizing miners' wives at the large Siglo XX tin 
mine in Bolivia.  She is known in the US largely through her 
autobiography, *Let Me Speak!: Testimony of Domitila, a Woman of the 
Bolivian Mines*  Bolivian president Evo Morales decreed 3 days of 
mourning in her honor.

Announcements of her demise:
http://www.mineria.gob.bo/Documentos/Difusion/Boletin34912.pdf
http://www.lapress.org/articles.asp?art=6583


More on her life: 
http://nacla.org/blog/2012/3/15/remembering-domitila-making-bolivian-history

- juan




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