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from the chronology

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1940 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.
Bolivia Yvonne Cuellar; spiritual mother
1960 (In the decade) A number of Bahá’í primary schools are opened in Bolivia. Bolivia
1961 21 – 25 Feb The first Indian congress of Bolivia is held in Oruro, with Indians participating. [BW13:268] Oruro; Bolivia
1961 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Bolivia is formed. [BW13:258] Bolivia NSA
1970 Apr - Aug More than 6,000 people become Bahá’ís in Bolivia. [BW15:232] Bolivia
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
1984 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]
Bolivia
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 American Baha'i Social and Economic Development Seminar

from the main catalogue

  1. 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]
  2. 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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