ARTICLES OF Niahm Elain

Joaquín Sánchez

23 May, 2018 | Niahm Elain

Photo: Gabriel BarcelóThe artist bringing the country’s culture to the forefront of Bolivia’s art scene.Last month, the Mérida Romero gallery in La Paz’s Zona Sur neighbourhood was home to the work of...

Happy Birthday, Mentisan!

23 May, 2018 | Niahm Elain

Images: Niahm ElainBolivia’s beloved balm is turning 80A tin of Mentisan is as common in a Bolivian household as a bible in a hotel room. The menthol ointment was invented here back in 1938, which is...

Torotoro

23 May, 2018 | Niahm Elain

Photos: Niahm ElainWe clamber, bleary-eyed, onto the minibus that will take us from Cochabamba to our final destination. On the bus’s sliding door, an enormous picture of a roaring Tyrannosaurus rex i...

Saving the Vicuña

23 May, 2018 | Niahm Elain

Photos: Daniel MaydanaThe creature with precious wool that almost went extinctWith Bambi eyes and neat, pointy ears, the slender, tawny vicuña is noticeably more elegant than its shaggy llama and alpa...