Eligia SALVATIERRA TABOADA

10 May 1937–2 September 1996 (Age 59)
Batania, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

The Life of Eligia

Eligia SALVATIERRA TABOADA was born on 10 May 1937, in Batania, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She died on 2 September 1996, in her hometown, at the age of 59.

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World Events (3)

1952

Age 15

Peasants and miners overthrow military regime. Victor Paz Estenssoro returns from exile to become president and introduces social and economic reforms, including universal suffrage, nationalization of tin mines and land redistribution, and improves education and the status of indigenous peoples.
1964

Age 27

Vice-President Rene Barrientos stages military coup.
1967

Age 30

"U.S. helps suppress peasant uprising led by Ernesto ""Che"" Guevara, who is killed after being betrayed by peasants."

Name Meaning

Spanish:1. habitational name from any of the places named Salvatierra (literally ‘save land’). This is a widespread place name, denoting a place of strategic importance. 2. Castilianized form of Galician Salvaterra or Aragonese Salbatierra , habitational names from places in Galicia and Aragon.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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