Under Amsterdam’s grey skies, Bolivians cheer Luis Arce’s presidential win
Demonstrators dressed in celebratory outfits at Dam Square. Ivonne, one of the demonstration’s organizers, is pictured in the middle. Photo by the author.“Jallala!” cheered dozens of demonstrators on Amsterdam’s Dam Square on Saturday, October 24. The demonstration was organized in celebration of Luis Arce’s presidential win in Bolivia, which was confirmed a day before.Against the Dutch buildings’ brick facades, whipalas— colorful, checkered flags representing some of the Andean native populations—fluttered in the wind. Jallalla means “long live” or “live well”, in Aymara, as Ivonne van Pelt, ...