Enterprise & Industry

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...

E-GOVERNMENT AND EFFICIENCY

25 Jul, 2015 | Maxwell Popescu

Bolivia’s Bet to Bring Bureaucracy into the 21st CenturyAs computer and internet access becomes more widespread, governments across the world are turning to electronic government (e-government) in a b...

El Alto Cholets

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

ILLUSTRATION: MARCELO VILLEGASAgainst a backdrop of half-finished houses and buildings fashioned from exposed red brick, El Alto's Neo-Andean Cholets are almost impossible to ignore. From their blindi...

Add me on Facebook

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

'"Kusawa", that's Aymara for "like"', Ruben Hilari tells me, as he scrolls down the Facebook homepage excitedly on his phone. Contained in these iPhone pixels is Ruben's latest labour of love, Aymara...

Labour Day: May the 1st

28 May, 2015 | Adriana Murillo

ILLUSTRATION: FREEPIK.COMIn Bolivia, the origins of unionism lie in the revolution of 1952, a moment in time that was a determining factor consolidating the start of the representation of the working...

El Coche Alteño

24 Mar, 2015 | Oliver Neal

A Car from the rubble El Alto, a place of wonder and endless opportunities to buy an array of products at cheap prices. I’ve seen nothing of the sort before. As I wander past the range of car parts...

TRANSPORTING A CITY

24 Mar, 2015 | Phoebe Roth

La Paz’s new cable-car transit system is changing the commute of both paceños and alteños—and transforming the city. Arriving in La Paz, one of the first things I noticed was the teleférico, the cable...

THE ERA OF DIGITAL DATING

25 Nov, 2014 | Vicky Roberts

Finding Love in the Palm of your Hand Swipe left, swipe right; left, right, left, left, right. Anyone who’s been looking for love in the past couple of years (and hasn’t been hiding under a rock)...

Technologically Bright

25 Nov, 2014 | Vicky Roberts

Computers, Coding and Education in Bolivia Down behind the market stalls on the streets of Eloy Salmón, La Paz’s most notorious electronics market, young kids work meticulously to crack cell-phon...

BUILDING WONDERLAND

19 Aug, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

Bolivian Express investigates El Alto`s revolutionary computing plant Engineers in white lab coats, students in crisp Quipus shirts and new laptops, fresh from the Quipus computing plant: this wa...