Culture

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...

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...