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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]
||Conferences; Indigenous people
||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
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- Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986: Third Epoch of the Formative Age, by Universal House of Justice (1996). [about]
- Radio Bahá'í del Lago Titicaca, 20 años de historia, by Rene Quiñonez, in La Pluma del Conocimiento, 2 (2002). Un breve relato sobre los logros de un proyecto de desarrollo socio económico al servicio de los pobladores del altiplano peruano boliviano. [about]
- References to the Bahá'í Faith in the U.S. State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, by United States Department of State (1991). Excerpts from the State Department's annual compilation of Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on discrimination against the Baha'i Faith and persecution of its adherents in twenty countries. [about]
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