Enterprise & Industry

Bolivia – A Modern-Day El Dorado

29 Aug, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photo : Wikimedia.orgBut the country’s mineral riches come with a price – societal, environmental and economicGold prices have risen steadily since 2000, increasing nearly fourfold and changing t...

A Fisherman’s Life

23 Jul, 2018 | Katherina Sourine

Photos: Katherina SourineVisiting the Chilaya community on Lake TiticacaThe boat rocked gently and the crisp morning air facilitated a sense of clarity in the experience: tangling fish out of the net,...

A New German Partner for Bolivia

21 Jun, 2018 | Adrianna Michell

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe ongoing quest for a lithium-fueled futureGerman company ACI-Systems GmbH has invested in Bolivia’s lithium processing industry with hopes to cash in on the electric car boom....

From pharmacy to pharmaceutical manufacturer

26 Apr, 2018 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

Photo: Iván RodriguezLaboratorios Crespal S.A. A family business goes bigBack in the 1950s, La Paz was a small city where practically everyone knew each other. Nearly all the country's decisions...

Vagabond

26 Apr, 2018 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

Photo: Iván RodriguezHandcrafted Leather Goods and Travel AccessoriesIt is 25-year-old commercial engineer Bernardo Bonilla’s dream that his enterprise, aptly named Vagabond, translates the experience...

German Beer Lands in Bolivia

26 Apr, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Courtesy of ProstBrewmaster Guido Mühr’s motto: ‘Cerveza alemana hecha en Bolivia’Formerly dominated by domestic brew behemoths Paceña and Huari, Bolivia is experiencing a beer renaissance as o...

Daniella García Moreno’s Elemental School

26 Apr, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe young entrepreneur is providing science and technology education to Bolivia’s new generationHow can you make a car go from point A to point B using only the power of the wind?...

Xavier Iturralde

29 Oct, 2017 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Xavier IturraldeMan of ChangeI am meeting with Xavier Iturralde, founder of the Spazio Wellness and Lounge gymnasiums. The first thing he tells me is: ‘I am paceño. I love my city.’ His love an...

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...

Successful Entrepreneurs in Bolivia – What’s the secret?

25 Jun, 2017 | Mohammed Junaid

Photos: William WroblewskiStay Hungry. . . Stay FoolishAt first glance, the entrepreneurship scene in La Paz seems quiet. Meetup.com and Techstars groups barely meet, and a startup incubator is hard t...

A Force for Good

25 Jun, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photo: Sophie HoganClaudia Cárdenas is touching lives with Fundación VIVAAfter being ushered up to the third floor of the VIVA headquarters in Calacoto, a well-off neighbourhood in La Paz, we see Clau...

RESCUED FROM TIME

15 Apr, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photo: Nick Somers and Sophie HoganThe Vinyl Collectors Saving Generations of MusicMany aspects of life have been lost to history's clutches. There are arts, people, and even whole cities that are for...

MISTURA

28 Mar, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photos: Nick Somers and Sophie HoganA Concept Store for Bolivia's Best and BrightestMistura’s name comes from the word ‘mixture’. When one walks in the door of the store on Calle Sagarnaga, La Paz’s m...

Looking for a Killa Drink?

28 Sep, 2016 | Isabel Cocker

Photo: William WroblewskiTwo Partners Are Looking to Redefine the Whisky Market in BoliviaBarely five minutes after arriving at Bolivia’s soon-to-be first-ever whisky distillery, I find a shot glass h...

From the Shores of Titicaca to Sydney

28 Aug, 2016 | Melody chan

Photo: Melody ChanBolivians and an American Adventurer Team Up to Sail Across the Pacific Using Ancient TechnologyFloating on the shimmering surface of Lake Titicaca, an imposing boat made of yellow t...