Alejandro wants recognition for the Afro-Bolivian minority, estimated to number 30,000, in a new Bolivian constitution.
He also hopes for a revival of Afro-Bolivian culture.
"We used to speak with our own dialect, but the youth don't know it," he says. "Today's generation is very different. They do not carry the customs with them as we did."
Photos: Evan Abramson. Text: Lola Almudevar.
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