Remedios Loza

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Francisca Remedios Loza Alvarado (21 August 1949 – 14 December 2018) was a Bolivian artisan, television presenter and politician. She was born in La Paz.[1]

Biography[change | change source]

After hearing her native Aymara language on the radio for the first time in September 1965,[2] Loza became a television presenter. She became the first person of indigenous descent to be seated in the Bolivian National Congress. Loza was a member of the Conscience of Fatherland (CONDEPA) and represented La Paz between 1989 and 2002.

She ran on CONDEPA presidential ticket twice in 1993 and in 1997.[3]

Loza died of stomach cancer on 14 December 2018 in La Paz, aged 69.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Muere Remedios Loza, la primera mujer de pollera que llegó al Parlamento". La Razon (in Spanish). 14 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. "Remedios Loza fallece un mes después de recibir un homenaje". El Deber (in Spanish). 14 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. "Bolivia: Muere Remedios Loza, la primera mujer aymara en llegar al Congreso". El Comecio (in Spanish). 14 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. "Velan restos de Remedios Loza en el Legislativo". El Deber (in Spanish). 17 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.