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||Eleanor Smith Adler, a new Bahá’í from Los Angeles, settles in La Paz, the first pioneer to Bolivia.
||La Paz; Bolivia
||Eleanor Smith Adler
|1941 18 May
||Yvonne Cuellar, a French woman, becomes a Bahá’í in Bolivia.
- Although Marina del Prado was the first to become a Bahá’í, on 2 February 1941, she did not remain active, so Yvonne Cuellar is recognized as the first Bahá’í in Bolivia. She was called by Shoghi Effendi ‘Mother of Bolivia’.
- For the story of her life see BW19:619–22.
||First Bahais by country or area
|1960 (In the decade)
||A number of Bahá’í primary schools are opened in Bolivia.
|1961 21 – 25 Feb
||The first Indian congress of Bolivia is held in Oruro, with Indians participating. [BW13:268]
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Bolivia is formed. [BW13:258]
|1961 8 Jul
||The Custodians announce that mass conversion has begun in Ceylon, Central and East Africa, and Bolivia, while in Canada native peoples have begun to enter the Faith. [MC293]
||Sri Lanka; Africa; Bolivia; Canada
||Custodians; Mass conversion; Native Americans; First Nations
|1970 Apr - Aug
||More than 6,000 people become Bahá’ís in Bolivia. [BW15:232]
|1970 14 – 16 Aug
||The Continental Conference is held in La Paz, Bolivia. [BW15:317; VV5]
- For pictures see BW15:301–2.
|La Paz; Bolivia
||Continental Conference; Conference
||The first Bahá’í university, Universidad Núr, opens in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. [VV82–3]
||Santa Cruz; Bolivia
|1988 26 Nov - 4 Dec
||Over a thousand people become Bahá’ís in Bolivia during a teaching project. [BINS189:2]
- A later report indicates that over 2,000 people have become Bahá’ís. [BINS195:1]
|1993 29 – 31 Jan
||The first Latin American Bahá'í Social and Economic Development Seminar takes place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. [BINS308:2; BW92–3:139]
||Santa Cruz; Bolivia; Latin America
||Conferences, Bahai; Social and economic development; First conferences