Martha La Altena and her sister, Maria la Maldita – real name Maria Mamani Herrera – put on earrings and make up before Martha’s fight in El Alto later that night. Only women from the Aymara ethnic group wear the distinctive bowler hats, introduced in the early 1900’s.
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