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Peruvian swims from Bolivia to Puno to raise awareness of domestic violence

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On Monday, open water swimmer Antonio Orjeda Vargas undertook a 16-kilometer swim on Lake Titicaca in order to raise awareness of abuse against children, state news agency Andina reported.

Orjeda started his 6-hour swim in the Bolivian town of Copacabana, and finished in the Peruvian town of Yunguyo, in the region of Puno, located 3,800 meters above sea level.

Before embarking on his swim, Orjeda visited different schools, and met with local children, in order to teach them about their rights,

Upon arriving in Yunguyo, Orjeda – who has been nicknamed the ‘Peruvian Aquaman’, was greeted with applause, and traditional music, Andina reported.

So far, Orjedo has completed 200 kilometers of the 1,000 he has set as his goal, as part of efforts to raise awareness about violence against children.
 

On Monday, open water swimmer Antonio Orjeda Vargas undertook a 16-kilometer swim on Lake Titicaca in order to raise awareness about abuse against children and adolescents.

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