In Latin America being indigenous and a woman can be a double setback, two strikes in an already difficult life. So things where in Bolivia.

But twelve years ago the mostly indigenous nation elected a new president – a male leader who shared the majority's cultural heritage and background. Evo Morales made promoting local peoples a priority. And advanced the lives of indigenous women.

Today, those women play a strong role in society and are breaking new ground in unusual fields, from midwifery to mountain climbing to pro-wrestling.

Gerry Hadden
Armando Guerra

Executive Producer
Ma Jing
Mei Yan
Guo Chun

AMERICAS NOW Executive Producer
Jose Velasquez

Roselena Ramirez
Christian Pena
Joe Zarinko
Qingzhao Sun

Director of Photography
Gavin Northover

Armando Guerra

Assistant Editor
Marta Varona

Line Producer
Gloria Beretervide