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From journalist to mayor to whistleblower to political prisoner.

May 30 2015

I still can’t have a bank account, I still can’t own property, I still don’t have a credit card, so I have a ways to go. But I’m becoming a person again. I was a non-person for 15 years.

Writer Lupe Andrade explains her journey from whistle-blowing mayor of La Paz to political prisoner, and how she found strength and solidarity amongst her fellow inmates.

Lupe wrote about her experience in the book Jailhouse Blues: 192 Days in a Bolivian Women’s Prison.

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Lupe Andrade

Lupe Andrade was a literature professor, journalist and politician, she is currently producing high-altitude boutique coffee in Bolivia’s Yungas region.


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