1898 - Born in Muela, in the Punata province, Department of Cochabamba. “My parents owned a ranch outside of the town, a place called Mazacara by us and Masaq´ara by the indians of the zone” (Paqarin, 20).
1906 Goes into a public school in the town, where the teacher was a taylor who required his students to read in Spanish when they only spoke quechua. “I started school with a lot of good will, and that is why the teacher made me his assistant."(Paqarin,163)
1908 Leaves the town's school without being able to read, and will instead go to school in the nearby town of Arani until 1909. “It was for me like leaving the a dark night to meet with the sunrise.” (Paqarin,163).
1909 Studied in a public School in Cochabamba. “Everything was new and strange for me, all the environment, even the air and the sky.” (Sasañan, 7).
1911 Starts Junior High School, “the only available one in Cochabamba”. “The Sucre school was for me like a falling star, but the city took over me completely." (Sasañan, 7).