Bonifacio Pinedo, also known as the Marques de Pinedo of Bolivia, was a monarch and the last slave Afro Bolivian king. Born in the tropical regions of Yungas in Bolivia, his monarchy is one of the few traditional African monarchies that has survived to the present day. He is the grandfather of the current king Julio Pinedo.
According to the story as told by Bonifacio Pinedo, he was the oldest members of the "Afro-Bolivian community", a direct descendant of a noble African tribe native to the Congo, before France (see French colonialism) and Belgium colonized the region. In the colonial era, the dynasty was brought to the New World by the Spanish conquerors as slaves.
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