ⓘ Xavier Albó


ⓘ Xavier Albo

Xavier Albo Corrons is a Jesuit priest, linguist, and anthropologist, with expertise in the indigenous peoples and rural populations of Bolivia.


1. Biography

He was born in La Garriga, in Catalonia, Spain, and joined the Society of Jesus in 1951. In 1952, he moved to Bolivia and later became a naturalized citizen of the country. He was decorated with the Order of the Condor of the Andes, the highest civilian honor of the Bolivian state, on April 6, 2016.

Albo co-founded the Center for Research and Promotion of Farmers Centro de Investigacion y Promocion del Campesinado, CIPCA in 1971. He served as its first director through 1976.