History & Politics

Stepping Into the Spotlight

19 Jul, 2017 | Yasmin Rufo

Bolivia takes centre stage on the UN Security CouncilOn 7 April, the Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations, Sacha Llorenti Solíz, condemned the United States’ ‘unilateral attack’ on Syria during a...

Che Pantomime

29 Dec, 2016 | Angus Mcnelly

Illustration: Hugo L. CuellarThe sing-along story of the marxist guerrillaIn the auditorium of Bolivia’s Central Bank in La Paz, a cumbia star leads a sing-along to a pop song whilst children wave fla...

Ecology vs. Development

29 Dec, 2016 | Jet de Kort

Photo: Theresa EdwardsThe struggle over the dams in the Beni RiverOn a humid and sunny day I traveled back from Madidi National Park on a wooden boat to the town of Rurrenabaque. The muddy Beni River...

Eight Kilometres of Petty Diplomacy

28 Aug, 2016 | Jacob Klein

Illustration: Oscar ZallesThe legal battle over a riachueloAlong the southwestern reaches of Bolivia, in a desolate section of the Departamento de Potosí, a freshwater spring seeps to the surface of a...

Héroe Paceño

20 Jul, 2016 | Abigail Alves

Photo: Abigail AlvesJosé Antonio Saavedra Keeps Murillo’s Torch Burning‘You need a lot of strength to carry this torch.’Pitch black hair greased over, a moustache sharper than a cutting knife and an e...

Valle de La Luna

20 Jul, 2016 | Abigail Alves

Celebrating the Aymara New Year in La PazPhoto: Isabel IonShe lays out her coca leaves over page 10 of El Dia’s June issue seated by herself in La Paz’s entrance to Valle de La Luna. She’s donning a n...

Adventuring in the Amazon

22 Jun, 2016 | Sareena Kamath

Illustration: Mauricio WildeThe Curious Case of Colonel Fawcett and His Search for ZOften referred to as a real-life Indiana Jones, Percy Harrison Fawcett was no stranger to mystery and adventure. Bor...

Revolutionary Ktisch

28 Mar, 2016 | Hugh Ollard

Illustration: Nikolaus Cox - Flossie WildbloodJudging from his recent loss in Bolivia’s constitutional referendum, President Evo Morales’ belief in his popularity may not be in line with reality. Howe...

Bandidos Yanquis

25 Feb, 2016 | Oliwia Rogala

What really happened to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in the last moments of their lives?One of the biggest movie hits in 1969 was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman and Robe...

History in Hats

13 Jan, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

Six Key Points of Bolivian History told by Six Key HatsIllustations: Nikolaus CoxHistory can be told in many ways: through stories, photos, and even hats. A hat can speak fathoms about the head it cov...

Not on my watch

13 Jan, 2016 | Anna Grace

Bolivia’s Attempt to Shed its Colonial PastTime: the universal truth, a constant system across nations. Definite, concrete, unquestionable?The wrist watch I am wearing begs to differ. It has a black l...

A Pacific People

30 Nov, 2015 | Nikolaus Hochstein Cox

Photo Credit: Nikolaus Hochstein CoxThe Bolivian Navy and the Light of Hope‘We don't need a sea and we don't need a navy’, my bartender assures me. ‘The bid for access to the Pacific is ancient h...

Of Mines and Men

30 Nov, 2015 | Anna Grace & J.Q Cooley

A world without light: terrifying for all, unimaginable for most, a daily reality for the miners of Potosí. Inside the bocamina, there exists a darkness beyond the lack of sunlight. Workers face the t...

HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE

26 Aug, 2015 | Walker Adams

Will a new, 30-story government palace make room for Bolivia’s citizens?Inspired by the Tiwanaku, an ancient Andean civilization, Bolivian architects loaded the building’s design with cultural symboli...

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...