Enterprise & Industry

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...

Networking Bolivia

22 Sep, 2011 | Robbie Macdonald

So you have your product. It’s going to be the next big thing for sure, but how do you get people to buy it? Welcome to the world of marketing. It may be something you associate with New York or Bueno...

True Bolivianite: The Story of Ametrine

31 Aug, 2011 | Matthew Grace

To reach the AnahI mine, one must trace the gems’ voyage in reverse, up the Paraguay River from Puerto Quijarro, a small, dusty town in the extreme east of Bolivia Ametrine, a purple-and-yellow blen...