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El Alto

(ĕl äl`tō), city (2001 pop. 649,958), La Paz dept., W Bolivia. A burgeoning suburb of La PazLa Paz
, city (1992 pop. 713,378), W Bolivia, administrative capital (since 1898) and largest city of Bolivia. The constitutional capital is Sucre. La Paz, the highest capital in the world, lies at an altitude of c.
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 that became a city in 1988, El Alto is on a plateau overlooking the capital from the west. Although predominantly poor and residential, the city is a commercial center and has light industries; La Paz's international airport is there. The city has grown enormously since the 1980s. The largely Aymara inhabitants of El Alto were in the forefront of sometimes violent protests against privatization and other government market-oriented plans during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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One man from the city of El Alto, Bolivia begs to differ.
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The original school proved so popular that in 2014, Melting Pot Bolivia opened a cooking school called Manq'a--'food' in the Aymara langauge--in El Alto, Bolivia's fastest-growing urban centre, perched on a high plateau to the north of La Paz.
Repercusiones urbanas e implicaciones sociales de la discriminacion y la exclusion: lecciones de El Alto, Bolivia. En Maria del Carmen Zabala Arguelles (Comp.), Pobreza, exclusion social y discriminacion etnico-racial en America Latina y el Caribe.
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The political economy of micro-enterprise promotion policies: Restructuring and income-generating activities in El Alto, Bolivia. Disertacion doctoral de la Universidad Cornell.