Nature

Energy and Natural Resources in Bolivia.

22 Oct, 2014 | Felipe Seoane

On hearing that this issue of the Bolivian Express focuses on “visions” of the future in Bolivia, many ideas passed through my mind – but it was natural resources that surfaced as the most defining fo...

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...

BIENVENIDO A RIBERALTA

19 Aug, 2014 | Shirin Vetry

A short story about a boy from La Paz going to the Amazon for the first time This is my country, he thought. Spend two hours on a plane and the outside world shifts from cement towers and alpaca swe...

Snowboarding Bolivia’s Glaciers

27 Mar, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

Making the Most of a Disappearing Water Source Loose rock and snow crumble beneath my feet as I struggle to keep up with David, my leader, who is gliding effortlessly up the mountain ahead of me. I’...

CRUISING EL LAGO

28 Feb, 2014 | Nia Haf

Lake Titicaca’s boat owners in and around the tourist town of Lake Titicaca. Despite being a landlocked nation there are plenty of opportunity to travel by boat in Bolivia. Bolivia is home to the hi...

Tradition Uprooted

16 Jul, 2013 | Danielle Carson

While consumers have become more and more conscious, producers are fighting to manifest this consciousness in the food they produce. Traditional production techniques are simple, and agriculture just...

Open Your Head

17 Apr, 2013 | Carlos (Kaamil) Shah

Once the domain of Peruvian shamans, hallucinogenic ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular in Bolivia. Illustration: Marco Antonio Guzman Rocabado (Marco Toxico)  Any mention of hall...

The White Gold - Lithium

14 Mar, 2013 | Caroline Risacher

The need for alternative energy sources is increasingly becoming a worldwide priority. Oil and natural gas, on which we have become so reliant, are not sustainable sources. Efforts to change our ways,...

The Incan Milky way

30 Sep, 2012 | Laeticia Grevers

A Path to Another World On the border to Achumani , a neighbourhood in southeast La Paz, the star-filled sky is blocked out in places by the borders of the mountains that jump out from the earth,...

Nighttime on high

30 Sep, 2012 | Wan Joo Teo

Working Through the Day, So He Can Stargaze – and Make a Little Money – at Night! The question ‘What do you do?’ is fairly innocuous, but for 30-year-old Gabriel Flores, there is no simple answer...

Creatures of the Chacana

01 Jul, 2012 | Xenia Elsaesser

The Chakana is the inca cross, symbolizing different levels of life through which the shaman transgresses in trance. He goes first to the underworld, embodied in the snake, and learns ‘I live. don’t l...

Inti Wara Yassi

01 Jul, 2012 | Bindu Viswanathan

Profile: A safe haven for the animal victims of abusive situations and illegal wildlife trade. Rescued animals come here for rehabilitation and hopefully, an eventual release back into the wild. The r...

La Senda Verde

01 Jul, 2012 | Harry Shepherd

La Senda Verde animal refuge, located below the town of Coroico in the heart of the Amazon basin, is a safe haven for a range of wildlife. More than simply housing and feeding the monkeys, tortoises,...

Bolivian wildlife under threat

01 Jul, 2012 | Harry Shepherd

Trafficking One of the biggest threats to the wildlife of Bolivia, and indeed the rest of South America, lies in the animals' economic value and the worldwide commerce of wildlife trafficking. Af...

Animals at altitude

30 Jun, 2012 | Caroline Risacher

The immense Bolivian altiplano is a high plateau covering over 100,000 square kilometers between 3,000 and 4,900 meters above sea level. Its landscape varies from grassy fields to seemingly desolate v...