Politics

TIME DIFFERENCE

19 Aug, 2014 | Niamh Mcintyre

“The clock is just one part of a whole conjunction of themes. If you only see the clock going backwards you're not seeing anything.” At midnight on the 21st of June this year, Bolivians witnesse...

CHILD LABOUR

19 Aug, 2014 | Giselle Storm Hyam

A different sort of reality? On Tuesday the 15th of July, surrounded by hundreds of children, Vice President Álvaro García Linera signed new legislation making Bolivia the nation with the world’s...

NEW MULTICULTURALISM IN BOLIVIA?

25 Jul, 2014 | OLLIE VARGAS

Since the social struggles of the early 2000s and the election of Evo Morales, Bolivian identity has taken on a new importance. For the first time, the State has sought to recognise and incorpora...

EVO

25 Jun, 2014 | Alex Walker

A politician who plays football, or a footballer who plays at politics? In 2010, a bitterly-fought charity match was played between two teams, one of them led by Bolivian President Evo Morales an...

BOLIVIA´S RADICAL REVOLUTIONARIES

22 May, 2014 | Leo Nelson-Jones

Surviving yet Marginalised Tupac Katari, one of Bolivia’s most famous revolutionaries, famously proclaimed ‘I die but will return tomorrow as a thousand thousands’ minutes before being quartered by...

ELI’S AND THE COMANDANTE

29 Apr, 2014 | Neil Suchak

Che Guevara’s Pizza Diaries En route from La Paz to El Alto you are likely to drive past a roadside statue of Ernesto Che Guevara, the Argentine revolutionary whose iconic face has come to adorn any...

AGUA = GUERRA

27 Mar, 2014 | Alison Walsh

When water was worth fighting for In the year 2000, the streets of Cochabamba were turned into a battleground, as the city’s residents protested against the privatisation of their water supply, and...

THEY BATIN´

08 Mar, 2014 | Claudia Méndez

THE NEPTUNE The Neptune also known as the aguatero is one of the mightiest of La Paz’s police riot control water engines. It has a 2000 liter capacity and 2 power jet motors, yet this aquatic monste...

THE BUS WARS

08 Mar, 2014 | Finn Jubak

Minibus Drivers Are Furious About the Puma Katari Buses...But No One Else Seems to Mind On January 20, minibus drivers marched across La Paz and gathered in the Plaza Mayor to protest against...

THE TELEFÉRICO

28 Feb, 2014 | Alison Walsh

From El Alto to Zona Sur La Paz: a unique city, scrambling its way up slopes so steep that only a madman, you would think, could possibly imagine building anything here. And its transport problem...

THIS WAS KILOMETER ZERO

28 Feb, 2014 | Nia Haf

La Paz’s train station has been closed for passenger services since 1996. The abandoned building is now engulfed by the construction site of the city's new teleférico and yet there are clear remind...

El Gallo

21 Jan, 2014 | Finn O'Neill, Amaru Villanueva Rance

Bolivian Express talks to former President Jaime Paz Zamora to understand what the goalkeeper-turned-deacon-turned-politician got up to after retiring from public life. Former Bolivian Preside...

Revolutionary Spirit

16 Dec, 2013 | Amalie Mersh

The 10-year anniversary for Octubre Negro has recently passed—a dark mark reminding Bolivians that standing up for yourself can lead to great sacrifices. Talking to a journalist, a political analys...

Bolivian fight club

22 Aug, 2013 | Carlos Sánchez Navas & Caterina Stahl & Alexandra Melean & Amaru Villanueva Rance & Mila Araoz

From the highlands of Macha to the valleys of Torotoro, fighters from the region come together to celebrate the ceremony known as the ‘Tinku’, which in quechua means ‘encounter’. In this anthology...

The tribulations of being tribalised

21 Aug, 2013 | Danielle Carson

There’s something decidedly tribal about them. They are always armed, often with multiple weapons. They wear identically olive-green, seemingly bulletproof uniforms. They act instinctively. Like me...