Culture

The Bolivianita Gemstone / Bolivianita

29 Aug, 2020 | Sofía Diez De Medina

Photos: Robert Weldon / GIA, cortesía de Minerales y Metales del Oriente, Bolivia, SA. ( https://www.gia.edu/ametrine-description)ENGLISH VERSION“All Bolivians should admire this marvellous gemst...

El Museo de Arte Antonio Paredes Candia

31 Mar, 2020 | Abby Thayananthan and Anneli Aliaga

El Alto’s Cultural Hub of Art and Literature Images: "Poserismo" by Iván Cáceres - Courtesy of: Carlos Villagómez, Max Siñani, Vlady Fernández Antonio Paredes Candia, or affectionately known...

‘TU CINE, TU IDENTIDAD’

29 Apr, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

How to celebrate Bolivian cinema when you are stuck at home in quarantine Images: Bolivia CineOn 20 January 2020, months before national lockdown and worldwide quarantine hit the country, Boliv...

Bolivia’s Powerful Cholitas

29 Apr, 2020 | Catalina Ugalde

Cholitas are indigenous Quechua-Aymara women who are identifiable because of the traditional Bolivian pollera skirts they wear. These women are the face of resilience. In many cases, unsupported, u...

Bolivia’s Powerful Cholitas

29 Apr, 2020 | Catalina Ugalde

Cholitas are indigenous Quechua-Aymara women who are identifiable because of the traditional Bolivian pollera skirts they wear. These women are the face of resilience. In many cases, unsupported, u...

Raza de Bronce

29 Apr, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

Why Alcides Arguedas’s 1919 novel is an integral part of Bolivia’s education system Images: Anneli Aliaga & Librosletraylinea [Flickr]In the Bolivian Ministry of Education’s digital online...

Carnaval paceño - Suzuki Travels by Bolivian Express

31 Mar, 2020 | Claire Santen

Photos: Claire Santen and Arturo OrgazThe lively carnaval festivities colour the city of La PazIn Bolivia carnaval is anticipated with excitement weeks before its arrival. Foam sprays and confetti are...

Chevening Scholars Return to Bolivia

02 Mar, 2020 | BX TEAM

Photos: Changtse Quintanilla UK Government’s Global Scholarship Programme for Future World Leaders‘Bring your ideas to life, study in the UK’ is the Chevening scholarship’s motto. Last year,...

La Saya No Es Todo

02 Mar, 2020 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon Matthias Afro-Bolivians struggle for recognition of their place in Bolivian historyThis year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Law 200 of the Bolivian Constitutio...

Bolivian Vermouth

02 Mar, 2020 | Lauren Minion

Photo: Courtesy of Master BlendsOne for the Taste Buds Vermut Titicaca, produced by the renowned Master Blends company, claims to be Bolivia’s first ever take on the traditional vermouth used in...

Rainbows of Revolution

02 Mar, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

Photo: Michael Dunn [www.michaeldunca.com] The history and significance of the wiphala in the Bolivian imaginary. There is minimal, if any, concrete historical evidence of the origin of...

Connecting to the Roots From the Roots

02 Mar, 2020 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos:  Rhiannon Matthias An Afro-Bolivian entrepreneur brings braids to the fashion forefront Afrobolivianidad is often presented as being defined by saya and discrimination. The...

The Online Presence and Production of Jiccha

02 Mar, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga

Photo: Anneli Aliaga  How a small group of Aymara academics managed to take Bolivia’s social-media outlets by stormFor many years, Bolivia’s academic content and political proposals wer...

Recommendations BX-102

02 Mar, 2020 | BX TEAM

RESTAURANT MANQ’A Description: A social Restaurant that celebrates, values and highlights the products of the bolivian countryside. It is a space that enhances traditional cuisine and transf...

The Chimanes of Maraca’tunsi, Bolivia, after their Sacred Hill was taken from them

03 Jan, 2020 | Karen Gil

Santos contemplates the space where his house was back in the 1990s, now it is full of bushes and trees. Photos: Manuel Seoane The Chiman people cannot be understood outwith the context of t...