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Ametex, Bolivia's largest employer, has 2 factories in La Paz and 3 in El Alto. This textile company provides products to Polo Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie and Fitch and Express among others. El Alto is a largely indigenous town in Bolivia that is generally thought of as the Bolivian center for anti-privatization and free trade sentiment, but industry benefitting from these very things are vital to El Alto. Workers travel outside of their town, crossing road blockades on foot if necessary, to arrive to factories that can be far away. Industry and free trade is becoming more important to this politically charged town, whose protests have led to the removal of a president and foreign water company lately. Without the presence of private companies El Alto would be even more impoverished than it already is, bringing to a head the towns presumed nationalistic identity and its very real reliance on private industry.
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