Politics

Proposals and plans for the reactivation of tourism in Bolivia / Proyección y propuestas para la reactivación del turismo en Bolivia

29 Aug, 2020 | Andrés Aramayo

Photo : Iván RodríguezENGLISH VERSIÓNLife is all about immortalising moments: savouring new flavours, feeling the breeze and the sun on your skin while you enjoy views that try to remain unspoiled by...

Chevening Scholars Return to Bolivia

02 Mar, 2020 | BX TEAM

Photos: Changtse Quintanilla UK Government’s Global Scholarship Programme for Future World Leaders‘Bring your ideas to life, study in the UK’ is the Chevening scholarship’s motto. Last year,...

Simón Bolívar: an extraordinarily profuse man

11 Dec, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Image: Picture painted by Epifanio Garay 19th centuryEl Libertador and his descendents The founder of Bolivia and one of the most relevant figures during the South American wars of independence,...

Antes de que nos olviden

11 Dec, 2019 | Anneli Aliaga and Marie-Eve Monette

Photos: Marie-Eve Monette and Archivo Página Siete Fighting against a broken system On the 25th of November every year since 1981, Bolivia participates in the International Day for the Elimi...

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...