The Mennonites, present all around the world, are protestant communities
which one of the particularities is the fast extension and adaptation to
different cultural contexts.
So, they arrived in Bolivia next to the Chaco war, to “convert”
or to colonize the Bolivian border. Today, they are several tens of thousands
in the plain and dry south of Bolivia.
They are sober persons, workers, with particularly hard moral
and ethical principles; absolute discretion, almost total refusal of any
technological progress, refusal to carry weapon (and so to serve in the
national army), etc.