Meeting Of Styles returns to Bolivia, this time to Santa Cruz in the Sierra. The city is situated on the Pirai River the city and its metropolitan area are home to over 70% of the population of the department and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
The city has a population of approx 1.5 million. Founded in 1561 by Spanish explorer Ñuflo de Chavez about 200 km east of its current location, and was moved several times until it was finally established on the Pirai River in the late 16th century.
The city is Bolivia’s most populous, produces nearly 35% of Bolivia’s gross domestic product, and receives over 40% of all foreign direct investment in the country. This has helped make Santa Cruz the most important business center in Bolivia and the preferred destination of migrants from all over the country.
After La Paz has kicked it off last year, the city of Santa Cruz is keeping the ball up and presents inspirational stuff from all over the southern Americas!