Lifestyle

Connecting to the Roots From the Roots

02 Mar, 2020 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos:  Rhiannon Matthias An Afro-Bolivian entrepreneur brings braids to the fashion forefront Afrobolivianidad is often presented as being defined by saya and discrimination. The...

The legitimisation and consolidation of the qamiris

03 Jan, 2020 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Manuel Seoane The Aymara business elite in modern Bolivia  Just 15 years ago, Aymara, Quechua and other indigenous people in Bolivia regularly suffered open discrimination, including being ba...

BX CHARACTERS

11 Dec, 2019 | BX Team

Photo: Amaru Villanueva RanceTHE 100TH EDITION AND 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BOLIVIAN EXPRESS ARE DEDICATED TO OUR FOUNDER AMARU VILLANUEVA RANCE. WITHOUT HIM THIS ADVENTURE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSS...

Botanika Eco Cosmética

11 Dec, 2019 | Rhiannon Matthias

Beauty from Pachamama Grooming is an essential part of our daily ritual. But in spite of the attention we pay to our appearance, we often think little about the chemicals we are expose ourselves...

Young space scientists leave their boot prints in Alabama

11 Dec, 2019 | George Fearnley

Photos: Courtesy of International Space Education Institute and Alvaro FloresBolivians demonstrate their talent at international NASA competition In 2017, NASA, the US space agency, stated i...

Mitologías Imaginarias

11 Dec, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

José imagines an animal that is a mixture of fox and eagle (11 years, Challapampa) Photos:  Courtesy of Mateo Caballero and Natalia PeñaA ‘micro revolution’ of art, education and play&n...

La Paz’s four-legged residents

11 Dec, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Photos: Courtesy of Hocico Spa & APLAB (Amor Por Los Animales Bolivia)Bolivian street dogs and the double lives they lead One of the first things that surprised me when I came to La Paz was t...

Gunnar Quisper, Tatuista

11 Dec, 2019 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon MatthiasThe tattoo artist brings the age-old art form to modern La Paz Gunnar Quisper, a potosino keen on changing ideas around tattoos, says that ‘tattooing is above all an anci...

A Call to Nature

29 Oct, 2019 | Nicole Marquez Aguirre

Photos: Nicole Marquez Aguirre The Bolivian Amazon’s Ambue Ari wildlife sanctuary My arrival at the Ambue Ari wildlife sanctuary, or ‘the park’ as the volunteers call it, began as a jou...

Bolivia’s Magnificent Amazonian Nature Reserve

29 Oct, 2019 | Lauren Minion

Passiflora Madidiana Especie Nueva - “The Madidi Passionflower is an endemic species (one that can only be found in this region)” Images: Courtesy of Alfredo F. Fuentes Claros from The National Herbar...

Fighting for Our Future

29 Oct, 2019 | Nina Py Brozovich

“An Environmental Crisis is a Government Policy, Chiquitanía in Flames is a National Desaster” Photos: Lauren Minion and Silvia Saccardi Students take to the streets to demand climate justice Fridays...

Less plastic, please!

29 Oct, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photo: Renata Lazcano Silva Aiming to reduce single-use plastics The plastic bag is ubiquitous in Bolivia and around the world. On average, a plastic bag is used once for no more than 15 min...

Los Lustrabotas

25 Sep, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby The men behind the masks Los lustrabotas, or lustras, are a familiar sight around La Paz, offering all passers-by a shoeshine and polish, trainers and sandals included....

Veganism in La Paz

25 Sep, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby Bolivia goes back to its roots As the recent fires in the Amazon make clear, we need to drastically reduce our red-meat consumption to combat the climate crisis. Our foo...

Taking to the Pole in La Paz

25 Sep, 2019 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon Matthias Empowerment and community When one thinks of female empowerment, perhaps pole dancing is the last thing that springs to mind. Pole dancing (the preferred term...