Croatian community in Santa Cruz is very active. They like to learn Croatian and they have a great teacher: Snjezana Dedic Conchi (the 4th from the left in the first photo).




They celebrate the Independance Day of the Republic of Croatia (from the third photo from the left Jorge Kuljis, Visnja Domic, Robert Jakubek, Jasminka Jakubek and Snjezana Dedic Cocnchi)





Their favorite priest is fra Ivica Vrbić:




Some came to Santa Cruz from the island of Brač:


The Juričević family from Škrip (1927). The photo is courtesy of Claudia de Ugarte, whose grandmother Antica is a baby in the lap of her mother Dinka. Later that year Grandfather came to Bolivia with Margarita, born in 1900.



Around 1952.: standing from the left                                     Ivan Dubravčić Dasenčić (born in 1906) around 1959

Petar (1903), Marko (1902) and Ivan (1906)

and sister Margarita (1900) with their mother

Antica Dasenčić (1877) married to Ante Dubravčić Gospodnetić


Some came to Santa Cruz from the island of Hvar:


Santa Cruz, airport Trompillo, 1953 or 1955:                                            Katica with her grandchildren: Damir, Goran, Nenad and Seka

Katica Vranjican nee Dominis, with her sons Ivo on                               around 1960

the left and Vjeko on the right


Branka Bezić Filipović

Courtesy: Snježana Dedić Conchi