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Santa Rita Colony in Bolivia is also referred to as Paurito, and is located 35 km (20 miles) southeast of Santa Cruz, 6 km south of the town of Pauritos. The colony was established in 1967 by a group of Old Colony Mennonites from Mexico with minister Ben Penner as their spiritual leader. It had 482 baptized members and a total population of 1,505 in 1986.



Author(s) Isbrand Hiebert
Date Published 1989


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Hiebert, Isbrand. "Santa Rita Colony (Bolivia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1989. Web. 3 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Santa_Rita_Colony_(Bolivia)&oldid=60612.

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Hiebert, Isbrand. (1989). Santa Rita Colony (Bolivia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Santa_Rita_Colony_(Bolivia)&oldid=60612.




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