History & Politics

The Butcher of Bolivia

04 Nov, 2012 | Laetitia Grevers

After WWII, the infamous Nazi Klaus Barbie found sanctuary in Bolivia, where he influenced national politics, helped overthrow a democratic government, and profited from the drug trade Again, the...

Political femicide

14 Aug, 2012 | Rosanna Butters

Targets of gender-based violence gain legal protection On 13 March 2012, the body of councillor Juana Quispe was found near the Orkojahuira River in La Paz, seeming to have been strangled by a be...

Bolivia’s women warriors

14 Aug, 2012 | Alice Ayling

Submission, discipline and dedication! There is a strong tradition of powerful, militant women throughout the history of Bolivia. In times of conflict the fairer sex often took up position next t...

Mujeres creando

14 Aug, 2012 | Eleanor Warnick

Bolivian anarcho-feminism Maria Galindo is instantly recognizable. With her long, black, lank hair, shaved on one side, and her piercing, kohllined eyes, she’s an icon of Bolivian feminism. S...

Brickfast

01 Nov, 2011 | Gabriel Kumontoy

Bricks are being laid fast here in Bolivia. They are also being feasted upon. Just as fast by the Pachamama. Their interiors, contrary to their gaudy exteriors have bare-naked walls devoid of pr...

Things you didn't know about coca

07 Oct, 2011 | Maeva Gonzalez

The coca leaf, discovered 3000 years ago by the Incas, is still cause for both pride and controversy. Eduardo Lopez Zavala, the director of the movie Inal Mama (see BX Issue 6) understands it as a s...