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Bolivia carnival returns with precautions after two years of pandemic

La Paz, Feb 19 (EFE).- Bolivia celebrated carnival from Saturday for the first time in two years due to the pandemic and with different acts in which safety prevailed after the de-escalation of the fourth wave of infections.

The Mayor’s Office of La Paz organized a dance exhibition called “Dance in Movement-Carnival without Alcohol” that took place in the Plaza de San Francisco, in the center of the city, with the participation of some 400 dancers.

The activity was attended by about 2,000 people who appreciated rhythms from different regions of the country such as morenada and caporales as well as cacharpaya and mosenada along with other dances from the eastern region and the southern Chaco region.

“We want to show the population that we can have a family carnival, without alcohol, (…) in addition to showing the culture of Bolivia,” Rodney Miranda, culture secretary of La Paz, told the media.

Precisely, this activity focused on promoting a more familiar carnival celebration that will be “institutionalized” in the following years and that may be even broader depending on the evolution of the pandemic, he said.

The event was attended by the mayor of La Paz, Ivan Arias, who was accompanied by several representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country. EFE


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