Enterprise & Industry

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...

Shades Of Grey

25 Jul, 2015 | Fergus Morgan

Bolivia’s Market in Smuggled ElectronicsIn a world where Apple, Sony and Samsung are worshipped as deities, Bolivia is a God-forsaken place. There is a distinct dearth of certified dealers – Apple has...

ANATOMY OF AN ECO-FARM

25 Jul, 2015 | Marina Poole

In Achocalla, farmer Telmo Nina shows me around the eco-farm he manages. He explains how each component of the operation has multiple benefits for the land and the grower, and exists in near-perfect e...

CONNECTING THE DOTS

25 Jul, 2015 | Marina Poole

The largest cable car system keeps growingThe Mi Teleférico system, connecting the areas of La Paz and El Alto, is the most extensive urban cable car system in the world. Its three operative lines imp...

CONNECTING TO THE WORLD

25 Jul, 2015 | Laura Chitty

Facebook Provides Free Internet Access in Bolivia – But Is It Enough?On June 18, 2015, the Bolivian telecommunications company Viva joined with internet.org, a project set up by Facebook founder Mark...

JUNK DRAWER OR TREASURE CHEST?

25 Jul, 2015 | 7200.LineaRecta

The Feria 16 de Julio, held in El Alto every Thursday and Sunday, is one of the largest markets in Latin America, if not the world. Less than a single destination, it is more a cluster of neighborhood...