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Wearing colourful dresses to end discrimination

They say you are what you wear, and in Bolivia, that's especially true. Clothes are political there. For a long time, the indigenous Aymara people faced discrimination from their European leaders. The prejudice hasn't disappeared but there is more of a move for indigenous people to reclaim their heritage. Glenda Yanez is a fashion designer doing her bit to promote traditional clothes. Outlook's Jane Chambers has been to La Paz to meet her.

Image: Glenda Yanez (in grey bowler and pink dress) next to reporter Jane Chambers in La Paz
Credit: Mónica García

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8 minutes