Politics

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...

THE UPBRINGING OF EVO

24 Feb, 2015 | Ali Macleod

The Travails of Young Morales On 21 January, Evo Morales was inaugurated as president of Bolivia for the third time at the ancient site of Tiwanaku, near Lake Titicaca, in a ceremony that mirrored I...

Rural Re-Visions

22 Oct, 2014 | Wilmer Machaca

To cast an eye upon the rural areas of Bolivia is to look back at the history of the country. You are looking at a Bolivia that, in its early years, depended on the peasant workforce, taking you back...

#VIRTUAL CAMPAIGNING

26 Sep, 2014 | Shirin Vetry

Campaigning in Bolivia has now entered a whole new dimension for political action and advertising The motacú plant fell on to the open field. Within moments, the men from the Miraflores community...

ELECTION CATWALK

26 Sep, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale and Malhar Mahurkar

The red carpet is out, the spotlights are set and the playlist, featuring the teleférico anthem and the commissioned Quipus rap, is ready for this October’s long-awaited election catwalk. Drummed into...

AGAINST THE EMPIRE

26 Sep, 2014 | Malhar Mahurkar

Bolivian President Evo Morales has refused to toe the USA’s line since he came into power, and has clashed with the ‘land of the free’ in several high-profile incidents, including expelling the Drug E...

BOLIVIA’S BIBLIOTECA DEL BICENTENARIO

26 Sep, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

Bolivia celebrates 200 years of independence in literary style. But is the government simply choosing a selection of greatest works or forming a campaign to shape a nation? Pride and Prejudice, Jane...

DEMOCRACY: BOLIVIAN STYLE

26 Sep, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

Morales goes for his third electoral campaign but is it legitimate? How do you go about defining democracy? If you’re about to host a dinner party, look away now. Some might say it’s government b...

A SONG FOR A VOTE

26 Sep, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

From theme tunes to advertisements, music plays an integral part in the media, but what role does it have in political elections campaigns? If you want to get a message stuck in people’s heads, a so...

#MACHISTAS FUERA DE LAS LISTAS

26 Sep, 2014 | Valeria Wilde

Chauvinistic acts have recently made headlines across Bolivia. This is true across all sectors of society: from insecurity on the streets running to the very highest of political spheres. From sexist...

CREATING WOMEN

19 Aug, 2014 | Niamh Mcintyre

It is almost impossible to spend time in La Paz without encountering the work of Mujeres Creando. Even if you don’t go out of your way to visit their headquarters in La Virgen de los Deseos or if y...