Enterprise & Industry

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...

Quenching a Different Thirst

28 Aug, 2016 | Brian Weisbecker

Photo: Courtesy of Cervecería Boliviana Nacional‘Where’s your bottle?’ It was, in fact, in the bag I was told to store in a locker when I walked into this supermarket. As I continued conversing with t...

Andean Fashionistas!

15 May, 2016 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

Virtual boutiques connect Bolivian artisans with global markets Photo : Iván Rodriguez PetkovicA strange fact about Bolivian business ventures is this:  according to the World Bank, a very high p...

Bolivian Express: Printed

30 Oct, 2015 | Anna Bellettato & Rafael Bertoli-Mitchell

Artes Gráficas Sagitario is a factory in La Paz that prints Bolivian Express. From pre-print design and blueprinting to UV-varnishing, we took a look at what goes on inside Bolivia's biggest printing...

ZEF

29 Oct, 2015 | Anna Bellettato

ZEF is a Bolivian fashion house that upcycles donated second-hand clothes. The items that aren’t selected to be redesigned are given to local charities.ZEF aims to produce high-quality, creative and e...

The Design of Flavour

28 Oct, 2015 | Rafael Bertoli-Mitchell

Bolivia’s Artisanal Beer Scene is Brewing‘I want drinking beer to be an experience.’—Jaime Andres Sánchez, founder of Abbey Road pub‘You mess around with recipes and different ingredients, and you can...

Starbucks: a New Hope?

05 Oct, 2015 | Benjamin Cooke

‘Globalisation is happening now. That’s why I’m here. It’s happening every minute, every day. You can’t stop it,’ Angela tells me, before sipping a cappuccino as cold now as our conversation has been...

VIRTUAL BOLIVIA

26 Aug, 2015 | Maxwell Popescu

Explore Bolivia from your living room, but don't forget to grab your gunsBolivia is the largest cocaine producer in the world. The vicious Santa Blanca Mexican drug cartel, a rising underworld power a...

FLOR DE LECHE

25 Jul, 2015 | Marina Poole

An organic dairy thirty minutes from the cityThe quiet town of Achocalla, 12 kilometres south of La Paz, offers an opportune breather right when the city begins to feel hectic. Take a daytrip to enjoy...

Llama Droppings -The World’s Greatest Manure

25 Jul, 2015 | Fergus Morgan

Llama manure is amazing stuff. This outstanding fertilizer comes delivered fresh in handy odorless pellets, often stacked neatly by the obliging llama.  Now, thanks to pioneering work conducted b...

Technology vs Tradition

25 Jul, 2015 | Rebecca Sherlock

The Battle of the OvensIn many areas of Bolivia, particularly the most rural, breakfasts consist of a simple offering of tea and bread. Different areas tend to have their bread of choice: marraquetas...