Many indigenous communities interweave pre-Columbian and Christian symbols in their religious practices. Spanish brought a tradition of religious art that developed into a rich and distinctive style known as “Mestizo Baroque”. Bolivia has rich folklore
Joyful Mysteries: Intentions for Bolivia
1. That the indigenous river people continue to receive support as they develop their environment and rediscover their culture.
2. That authorities succeed in stamping out the production of cocaine
3. That valuable lessons be learned so as to end the cycle of coups
4. That society find a firm voice to oppose corruption
5. That deforestation may be reversed as the nation finds an ecologically sound response to global demand for timber.