ARTICLES OF Matthew Grace

Cochabamba express

18 Jul, 2011 | Matthew Grace

Life in Bolivia behind bars On may 19, 2008, three young Norwegian women, Stina Brendemo Hagan, then 17 years old; Madeleine Rodriguez, then 20; and Christina Oygarden, then 18–along with Madeleine...

True Bolivianite: The Story of Ametrine

31 Aug, 2011 | Matthew Grace

To reach the AnahI mine, one must trace the gems’ voyage in reverse, up the Paraguay River from Puerto Quijarro, a small, dusty town in the extreme east of Bolivia Ametrine, a purple-and-yellow blen...

Musical roundup

02 Jul, 2012 | Matthew Grace

La Paz is host to a musical confluence of rhythms spanning the breadth of the country as well as international genres which range from jazz to classical music. While by no means comprehensive, below y...

Soaring Above the City

29 Oct, 2017 | Matthew Grace

Photos: Iván Rodriguez - Matthew GraceOrgullo Paceño for the Ultramodern Cable-Car Mass-Transit SystemOn September 29, the newest line of La Paz’s state-of-the-art cable-car system – el teleféric...

A House of the People?

29 Oct, 2017 | Matthew Grace

Photos: Matthew Grace - Iván RodriguezA Blight to Some, an Inclusive Building Project to OthersCan a casa del pueblo be a ‘house of the people’ if the people revile it? That’s the question facing...

Fifty Years After Che

22 Nov, 2017 | Matthew Grace

Photos: Adriana Murillo and Charles BladonGuevara’s Bolivian Legacy—and Its ContradictionsOn October 9, 1967, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, famed Marxist revolutionary, was executed by the Bolivian military...