The candidate of Comunidad Ciudadana, Carlos de Mesa, has once again disappointed people, since among his candidates for senators, there is not a single woman of Pollera -Bolivian indigenous skirt- which proves his contempt for the indigenous majority of the country.
De Mesa presented his candidates last Monday with great fanfare, seeking to erase his macho and patriarchal past, but this time he showed his racist and discriminatory face, making it clear that “the boss” does not like pollera skirts.
Although this is not a secret, it is known that the Hispanophile historian dislikes indigenous people. In its Manual, for example, colonial history reaches 200 pages, while the great indigenous rebellions barely occupy a couple of paragraphs.
And although our skirts dislike him, they are one of the most emblematic clothing items in our country and are worn with pride by women in the 9 administrative departments.
Since Bartolina Sisa and Gregoria Apasa, indigenous women have played a fundamental role in the fight against colonial oppression.
Mothers, sisters, and daughters, women of pollera have always suffered discrimination and contempt of the bosses. Even in the Republic up until a few years ago, they were exploited on the farms or taken to the city to work as “maids”, just for food.
However, from the countryside, the city, and the mines, cholas (indigenous women wearing polleras) have always been the engine of social struggles and have built the path of freedom and democracy with their hands.
There is nowhere to get lost, the Embassy candidate despises the country’s indigenous majorities and hates libertarian skirts.