Enterprise & Industry

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...

CREATING NEW OUT OF OLD

15 Jun, 2013 | Sophia Howe

Photo: Sophia Howe For the past year Oscar Herrera has been running an original stand, called ZAFAR, along with his partner Miguel Sanchez Gomez. They sell the most eccentric designs and colourfu...

Bolivia’s clandestine abortion industry

14 Aug, 2012 | Naomi Cohen

‘You have to take control of your body and of the political body, where your body exists’ Behind rows of $1 Nike Tshirts, bootlegged Korean novellas and reheated street food, a sign saying Dentis...

Protecting the Sex Workers' Profession: A Tragic Reality

14 Aug, 2012 | Xenia Elsaesser

'I am also a part of this society’ We are doing important social work . . . It is because of us that there are less cases of rape.’ So speaks Lily Cortez, president of OTN, the sex workers union...

Women sex workers

14 Aug, 2012 | Deshan Chetty

The soft red lights cast shadows on her supple body as she moves with the music. Her body melts into the pole, and every step she takes brings a cheer from the crowd. Her naked breasts bounce to chees...

Women and Cooking: A Cultural Connection

14 Aug, 2012 | Benjamin Fagan

Walking through the many barrios of La Paz, any passerby is bound to be taken aback by the multitude of smells that fi ll the air. Familiar odors of exhaust from minibuses and cabs and the smells of t...

One dollar at a time: Microfinance in Bolivia

12 Aug, 2012 | Michael Newberger

While it’s easy to take the women on city streets hawking salteñas or cigarettes for granted,there’s a good chance that they’ve been given a leg up in the world by micro financing. With loans as small...