ARTICLES OF Emily Cashen

THE CANINE CLASSROOM

27 Apr, 2015 | Emily Cashen

Meet Bolivia's four-pawed police force The command rings out around a modest training centre in Obrajes and four police officers hastily stand to attention. Beside them, with their two front paws rais...

INFORMAL, BUT ORGANISED

24 Mar, 2015 | Emily Cashen

Cash-in-hand workers wield their political and economic power through organisation and entrepreneurialism.  In a dusty lay-by overlooking the sprawling city of La Paz, champagne is flowing on a b...

LA PAZ LEARNING

27 Apr, 2015 | Emily Cashen

Our intrepid reporter samples various educational opportunities around the city TANGO Following 40 minutes of fervent map-consulting and wrong turns, I finally arrived at Casa Argentina—just six bl...

El Alto Cholets

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

ILLUSTRATION: MARCELO VILLEGASAgainst a backdrop of half-finished houses and buildings fashioned from exposed red brick, El Alto's Neo-Andean Cholets are almost impossible to ignore. From their blindi...

Familia Galán

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: K-OS GALÁNWith the twirling skirts of the Kulluwada dancers, the booming backdrop of constant live music and the mile-long water fights along El Prado, Carnival in La Paz is always a vibrant af...

Roberto and La Costilla

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: ELIZA WOODLa Costilla: a 5am refuge, a kaleidoscopic trip down the rabbit-hole, a time vortex where night magically morphs into day. Like Sopocachi's own Room of Requirement, this bar of wonder...

Mennonite Community

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: CREATIVE COMMONS, THIS IS NATAHANIEL, TREY RATCLIFFReligion is a topic that has often graced the pages of the Bolivian Express, be it from examining the country's dwindling Jewish population to...

Fortune Tellers

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

Here in La Paz, fortune telling is big business. Steeped in the city's history and rich in Aymara culture, this practice is revered by superstitious locals, many of whom would choose a consultation wi...

Add me on Facebook

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

'"Kusawa", that's Aymara for "like"', Ruben Hilari tells me, as he scrolls down the Facebook homepage excitedly on his phone. Contained in these iPhone pixels is Ruben's latest labour of love, Aymara...

Flaviadas

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: ALEX AYALAStrolling down Avenida Ecuador early on a Saturday evening, you may very well be greeted by the sound of a Bach melody floating on the breeze. Following this symphony will lead you th...

Alasita

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: MICHAEL DUNN CACERESWhat is it you seek? Be it love, money, or even a new car, you are free to pursue your desires at the annual Alasita festival in La Paz. Each January, the chaotic city stree...