Health & Science

More Than Just Feeling Blue

23 May, 2017 | Cassandra Spry

Photo: Nick SomersMore Than Just Feeling BlueMobile phones – used for talking, texting, and… depression management? That’s exactly the idea behind a 2015 pilot study lead by John D. Piette, PhD, Profe...

Affording an Organ

26 Sep, 2016 | Maria Mayböck

Photo: Courtesy Of The Ministry of HealthThe Changing Reality of Renal Patients in Bolivia‘There was a moment in which I wanted to die. I didn’t want to shower, I didn’t want to eat. I was depressed....

Sal y Solar

28 Aug, 2016 | Madeleine Pollard

Photo: Madeleine PollardYoshi Homna’s Revolutionary Plan to Clear Uyuni’s Peripheral Wasteland‘Close your eyes if you see any rubbish; we are really trying to work on it,’ pleads our tour guide with a...

Cervical Cancer in Rural Bolivia

15 May, 2016 | Karina Guzman

Almost Entirely Preventable, the Disease Still Takes Its TollPhoto: William WroblewskiNicolasa, an 84-year-old widow, says that she moved to Pucarani – a community 55 kilometres from La Paz – after ge...

Healing Spaces

21 Apr, 2016 | Elsemieke de Boer

Local Produce Feeds the Urban ThrongsPhoto: Elsemieke de BoerOn the outskirts of El Alto, peace is found when entering Doña Berta’s carpa solar, or greenhouse, with an abundance of vegetables. It is h...

Breastfeeding in (La) Paz

05 Oct, 2015 | Megan Sunderland

The vegan restaurant Red Monkey, in La Paz’s San Miguel neighbourhood, has started offering mothers a free cup of tea as they breastfeed in the restaurant. The offer is meant to celebrate Internationa...

Eco-Labels

05 Oct, 2015 | Rafael Bertoli-Mitchell

Sowing the seeds of Bolivian fair tradeAmid smells of dust and car engines, the scent of chocolate is unmistakable. Here in the sprawling mess of El Alto stands El Ceibo, a chocolate factory that...

LACK OF SPACE

26 Aug, 2015 | Megan Sunderland

And What to Do About ItSpace is of key value when traveling. Given the lack of room in many modes of transportation, often one’s body remains immobile for long periods of time, which can cause discomf...

TOILET TROUBLES

25 Jul, 2015 | Kinjo Kiema

Don’t Flush That TPWhen I first arrived in Bolivia, I constantly forgot that I wasn’t supposed to flush toilet paper down the loo, like at home. At first, I thought it might just be a cultural norm, b...

PARTS FOR HEARTS

25 Jul, 2015 | Kinjo Kiema

‘The most complex problems need the most simple solutions.’This has become Franz Freudenthal’s mantra – the biggest lesson he took from his grandmother’s life – and a concept that inspired him to inve...

Constellating the Unconscious

29 Jun, 2015 | Valeria Wilde

You walk into a room and see a group of people in a circle watching a young lady in the middle moving her right foot back and forth, crying desperately. Next to her is an elderly woman dancing with a...

Brain Training

29 Jun, 2015 | Katherine Browning

Vipassana Meditation in Bolivia“Anger is anger. When one becomes agitated as a result of this anger, this agitation is not Christian, or Jewish, or Muslim.” S.N. GoenkaThe first time I heard about Vip...

WHEN DO YOU STOP BEING YOUNG?

25 Nov, 2014 | Wilmer Machaca

In all societies, age appears to be one of the principal defining attributes of activity and social image. Age and sex form the basis for social classification, coding and structuring in a demographic...

Whiteout: The End of the Andean Glacier?

22 Oct, 2014 | Sara Shahriari

Glaciers aren't just important to penguins and polar bears. In fact, they contribute to the water you drink in parts of Bolivia today. Photo: Anders Backman, Redi Images Not far fr...

LA ALTURA: BOLIVIA´S 12TH PLAYER ON THE PITCH?

25 Jun, 2014 | Tommy Walters

As Club Bolívar take on San Lorenzo for the semi-finals of the Copa de Libertadores on 30th July, the longstanding question of an apparent 'altitude advantage' is yet again brought to the surface....