María Luisa Sánchez Bustamante

María Luisa Sánchez Bustamante de Urioste (19 August 1896 - 1 November 1988)[1] was a Bolivian feminist and founder of the Ateneo Femenino, an organization which was crucial in the fight for equality in Bolivia.[2] She was president of said organization, a position she maintained for twenty-eight consecutive years.[3] She is the aunt of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, who served as President of Bolivia on two occasions: (1993-1997) and (2002-2003).

María Luisa Sánchez Bustamante
Born(1896-08-19)August 19, 1896
DiedNovember 1, 1988(1988-11-01) (aged 92)
SpouseArmando Julio Urioste Arana
Parent(s)Daniel Sánchez Bustamante
Carmen Calvo

Biography edit

Don Armando Julio Urioste, husband to Doña María Luisa Sánchez Bustamante.

She was born to a family with a long political tradition in her country, being one of ten children of Daniel Sánchez Bustamante and Carmen Calvo Molina.[1] Her siblings were: Vicente, Julio, Daniel, Isabel, Carmen, Mercedes, Luz, Javier and Jaime.[4] She was married to Don Armando Julio Urioste Arana, a business magnate and industrialist that worked as General Manager of the Cement Society of La Paz and as Director of the Company of Constructions of La Paz.[5]

Alongside the Ateneo Femenino, she pushed forward the legislation that gave women the right to vote in Bolivia.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Abendroth, Hans Huberth (1997). Ministerio de Desarrollo Humano (ed.). Pequeña biografía de María Luisa Sánchez Bustamante de Urioste (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Lora, Guillermo. "Diccionario Político, Histórico y Cultural" (PDF). Diccionario Político, Histórico y Cultural.
  3. ^ Torres, Ángel. "De la prensa femenina y religiosa al periodismo de alta competitividad". La Patria.
  4. ^ Rivero Lavayén, Rolando. "La familia Calvo y sudescendenciaen Bolivia" (PDF). Genealogias Bolivianas, LOS CALVO.
  5. ^ Quién es quién en Bolivia (in Spanish). Editorial Quién es quién en Bolivia. 1942. Retrieved 2022-09-02.