Soledad Chapeton, the mayor of Bolivia's second city of El Alto, counts herself as lucky for not being in her office in city hall last year when an arson attack killed six people.
Chapeton found herself in the firing line after becoming El Alto's first woman mayor in 2015, defeating a rival from the ruling party and shattering support for leftist President Evo Morales in a city long regarded as the bastion of his power.
She also ruffled feathers with a campaign to root out cronyism and the widespread use of kickbacks in one of the world's highest cities, with a population of one million people.
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