Politics

Forest Fires in Chiquitanía and the Aftermath

29 Oct, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Wildlife Sanctuary Ambue Ari up in flames. Ph: Raquel Izquierdo Jacoste Images: Courtesy of Inti Wara Yassi A look into the consequences of extreme forest fires caused by chaqueosBolivia has this year...

Saving Bolivia’s Big Cat

29 Oct, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby Wildlife trafficking threatens the iconic jaguar International illegal wildlife trafficking now threatens the extinction of many species native to Bolivia. Birds are the...

The Chevening Programme in Bolivia

25 Sep, 2019 | BX Team

Photos: Sergio Suárez The UK’s flagship scholarship for future leaders The UK government’s Chevening international awards programme aims to develop global leaders. The scholarship is fully f...

All eyes on October

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photos: Michael Dunn Caceres  A look at the opposition in this year’s Bolivian general electionWith the general election due to take place in late October, this year could prove to be p...

Beyond the Numbers

23 Jul, 2018 | Leigh Anderson

Photo: Courtesy of Coordinadora de La MujerChallenges Bolivian women face in spite of equal representation in parliamentWith women holding 53.1% of the seats in parliament as of 2017, Bolivia ranks se...

¡El Alto de Pie, Nunca de Rodillas!

23 May, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Jose Luis QuintanaDuring Bolivia’s 2003 Gas War, alteños stood up to the neoliberal state, and in the process helped change history in an indigenous country long dominated by white colonisers....

Timeless trova

26 Mar, 2018 | Dikshali Shah

Photo: Iván Rodriguez Petkovic‘Si es que crees en mi canto haz de Bolivia tú también y ven a unir conmigo tu esperanza y tu fe’‘If you truly believe in my song, make Bolivia yours as wellAnd let your...

A Longing for the Sea

26 Mar, 2018 | Gabriel Deasy

The motivations, and complications, of Bolivia’s UN bid for access to the PacificAt the time of writing, it is early March. Headlines describing the construction of an originally 70-kilometre – now 20...

Protest Culture

23 Feb, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Carlos Sánchez NavasSocial Change Is Noisy and Inconvenient – But the People Will Be HeardBack in 1981, a New York Times headline declared that ‘For Bolivia, Chaos Rules.’ This referred to the...

21F

28 Mar, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photos : William Wroblewski and Adriana MurilloAlternative facts in the aftermath of the referendumIt is clear from my initial drive down from El Alto airport that this is a turbulent time for politic...

Día del mar

21 Apr, 2016 | Ellen Frank-Delgado

Photos:Ellen Frank-DelgadoThe century old struggle for Avaroa’s coastlineIn the days leading up to Día del Mar, Plaza Abaroa is a tranquil place. All that can be heard are the sounds of gardeners peac...

The First Narco Nation

21 Apr, 2016 | Jack Weatherford

Illustration: Hugo CuéllarHistory is a series of ambiguities. Oftentimes, political and economic power determines what we see as truth. One example of how power blurs the line of truth is by determini...

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...

Faith and Football

29 Jun, 2015 | Rodrigo Barrenechea Gallardo

FRANCIS IS ARRIVINGPope Francis, in his last youth conferences in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, presented a motivational and enlightening message for the thousands of devoted young Catholics who had the opp...

Zombie Politics

29 Jun, 2015 | Laura Chitty

Nuclear Power and the PachamamaThe Bolivian government turned heads around the world in 2010 when it introduced a controversial and ground-breaking regulation called the ‘Law of Mother Earth’. It was...