Culture

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...

The legitimisation and consolidation of the qamiris

03 Jan, 2020 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Manuel Seoane The Aymara business elite in modern Bolivia  Just 15 years ago, Aymara, Quechua and other indigenous people in Bolivia regularly suffered open discrimination, including being ba...

MIKO Art Gallery

03 Jan, 2020 | Renata Lazcano Silva

MIKO Studio during an exhibition. Photo: Salvador Saavedra The transmutation of a space to create more art and culture In the centre of La Paz are iconic museums, monuments and architecture,...

Wine Lovers Looking to Bolivia

03 Jan, 2020 | George Fearnley

Photos: George Fearnley Bolivian viniculture at the heart of Tarijan industry Eduardo Caceres, winemaker for the boutique Bolivian winery Cruce Del Zorro, recalls a business trip to Europe....

Books for Bolivian Kids

03 Jan, 2020 | Rinalda Aay

Images: Courtesy of Academia Boliviana de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil, illustrations by Claudia Illanes Iturri The Organisations Leading the Charge for Children’s Literature in Bolivia&nbs...

Jiwasa

11 Dec, 2019 | Anneli Aliaga

Photos: Courtesy of Fundación Grupo Ukamau The continuing legacy of Jorge Sanjinés and the Grupo Ukamau’s combative cinema It is impossible to think and speak about Bolivian cinema without m...

Simón Bolívar: an extraordinarily profuse man

11 Dec, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Image: Picture painted by Epifanio Garay 19th centuryEl Libertador and his descendents The founder of Bolivia and one of the most relevant figures during the South American wars of independence,...

Potosí: The silver city that changed the world

11 Dec, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Photos: Gonzalo Cárdenas ‘I am Rich PotosíTreasury of the worldKing of the mountainsAnd envy of Kings.’Motto from Potosí’s coat of arms, granted by Emperor Charles VThat is how Kris Lane beg...

El Tío

11 Dec, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

 Translation: Rhiannon Matthias  Photo: Alex WatersThe generator of profits and curses At over 4,000 metres above sea level, Mario sits opposite El Tío, deep in thought. With the l...

The kharisiri of the Altiplano

11 Dec, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Illustration: Hugo L. Cuéllar @hugolcuellar A history of colonisation, repression and exploitation manifests itself as a mythical beast The kharisiri, also known as the khari-khari and lik’i...

Todos Santos en Bolivia

11 Dec, 2019 | Lauren Minion

Wooden ladders are available throughout the La Paz cemetery so that family members can access the rest places of their family members and keep their shrines up to date. Photos: Lauren Minion &...

Las Ñatitas

11 Dec, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Offerings to the ñatita include candles and cigarettes and they are often adorned with floral crowns.Photos: Silvia Saccardi The festival of 'Las Ñatitas' is a tradition celebrated throughout the...

Juan Carlos Navi Yuchina: King of the Jungle

11 Dec, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Name: Juan Carlos Navi YuchinaCommunity: San JoséJob title: Nature guideAge: 52Family situation: Married, with three daughters and a sonYears of experience working as a guide: FiveLanguages spoke...

Arte de fuego

11 Dec, 2019 | Anneli Aliaga

Mario Sarabia’s Ceramics‘El espíritu de los Andes…Bolivia’ (‘The Spirit of the Andes…Bolivia’), an abstract stone sculpture of an Andean figure, located in the Valle de la Luna, was recently vandalise...

The Chevening Programme in Bolivia

25 Sep, 2019 | BX Team

Photos: Sergio Suárez The UK’s flagship scholarship for future leaders The UK government’s Chevening international awards programme aims to develop global leaders. The scholarship is fully f...